Monroe County, Iowa Population 2021

Monroe County, Iowa's estimated population is 7,585 with a growth rate of -0.80% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Iowa is the 88th largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 7,997 and has seen a growth of -5.15% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,585-61-0.80%
20207,646-61-0.79%
20197,707-61-0.79%
20187,768-30-0.38%
20177,798-38-0.48%
20167,836-88-1.11%
20157,924-34-0.43%
20147,958-21-0.26%
20137,979-94-1.16%
20128,073130.16%
20118,060630.79%
20107,997-117-1.44%
19908,114-1,095-11.89%
19809,209-148-1.58%
19709,357-1,106-10.57%
196010,463-1,351-11.44%
195011,814-2,739-18.82%
194014,553-457-3.04%
193015,010-8,457-36.04%
192023,467-1,962-7.72%
191025,4297,44441.39%
190017,9854,31931.60%
189013,666-53-0.39%
188013,7199957.82%
187012,7244,11247.75%
18608,6125,728198.61%
18502,8840.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.80% (-61)
County Website
State
Founded
1843
County Seat
2010 Population
7,997
Growth Since 2010
-5.15% (-412)
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Monroe County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,59197.23%
Some Other Race1792.29%
Two or More Races270.35%
Asian80.10%
Black or African American20.03%
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Monroe County, Iowa Population by Race

Monroe County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Monroe County, Iowa Median Age

43


Total

41.9


Male

44.2


Female

Monroe County, Iowa Adults

There are 5,967 adults, (1,533 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Iowa.

Monroe County, Iowa Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

3,921

50.22%

Male

3,886

49.78%

Monroe County, Iowa Population by Age

Monroe County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monroe County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family58.6%41.4%
Female76%24%
All79.9%20.1%
Male91.4%8.6%
Married92.7%7.3%

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monroe County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2942.3379.9
Married1,8252.9692.7
Non Family1,1241.1158.6
Female2173.476
Male1282.2891.4

2.91

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Monroe County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2564.77%
9th to 12th Grade4037.50%
High School Graduate2,10039.10%
Some College1,24323.14%
Associates Degree4378.14%
Bachelors Degree79214.75%
Graduate Degree1402.61%
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Monroe County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,2744,635919
Other Race5958
Hispanic1911
2+ Races181812
Asian2

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 66.67%.

Monroe County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,810$46,440$33,407
Less Than 9th Grade$33,902$40,192$30,268
High School Graduate$38,033$42,059$27,619
Some College$41,442$47,530$26,500
Bachelors Degree$47,413$55,119$44,698
Graduate Degree$$$43,750

$40,810

Average Earnings

$46,440

Average Male

$33,407

Average Female

Monroe County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, Iowa Language by Age

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Monroe County, Iowa Language

97.27% of Monroe County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.59% of the population.

Monroe County, Iowa Language

Monroe County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,3917209.74%
Hispanic7777100.00%
Multiple271244.44%
Other17910.56%

10.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.49%

Male Poverty Rate

11.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Iowa is Other, with 0.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.79%.

Monroe County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.15%
Some College10.90%
High School9.46%
Bachelors or Greater6.82%

Monroe County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed58.54%
Female Unemployed31.51%
Female Employed9.52%
Male Employed2.35%

Monroe County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,269$68,736
Families$72,826$85,344
Married Families$84,583-
Non Families$28,068$33,964
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Income by Household Type

Monroe County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

58.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Monroe County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Monroe County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Monroe County, Iowa Marital Status

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486

Number of Veterans

454

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam135
First Gulf War114
Korea83
Second Gulf War55
World War II6

Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+158
35 to 54123
65 to 74103
55 to 6491
18 to 3411

Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4808.15%
2+ Races633.33%

Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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3.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Monroe County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Monroe County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.32%

Born in Monroe County, Iowa

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.09%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.33% of Monroe County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 81.32% having been born in Iowa. 0.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Monroe County, Iowa Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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