Monroe County, Iowa Population 2024

7,460

Monroe County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 7,460 with a growth rate of -0.6% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Iowa is the 87th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 7,993 and has seen a growth of -6.67% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,235-45-0.62%
20287,280-45-0.61%
20277,325-45-0.61%
20267,370-45-0.61%
20257,415-45-0.6%
20247,460-45-0.6%
20237,505-45-0.6%
20227,550-45-0.59%
20217,595-2-0.03%
20207,597-84-1.09%
20197,681-57-0.74%
20187,738-44-0.57%
20177,782-53-0.68%
20167,835-84-1.06%
20157,919-33-0.41%
20147,952-22-0.28%
20137,974-96-1.19%
20128,070130.16%
20118,057640.8%
20107,993
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%
190017,9854,31931.6%
189013,666-53-0.39%
188013,7199957.82%
187012,7244,11247.75%
18608,6125,728198.61%
18502,884-4,351-60.14%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.6% (-45)
County Website
Monroe County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2010 Population
7,993
Area
434 mi²
Density
17 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.67% (-533)
Founded
1843

Monroe County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,16794.63%
Two or more races3184.2%
Asian590.78%
Black or African American110.15%
Other race110.15%
Native American80.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Monroe County, Iowa Population by Race

Monroe County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Monroe County, Iowa Median Age

41.5

Total

40

Male

42.2

Female

Monroe County, Iowa Adults

There are 5,769 adults, (1,480 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Iowa.

Monroe County, Iowa Age Dependency

76.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female3,80050.17%
Male3,77449.83%

Monroe County, Iowa Population by Age

Monroe County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,0322.4582.517.5
Married1,4683.2294.45.6
Non Family1,2091.1970.629.4
Female2163.9380.119.9
Male1392.9862.637.4
showing: 5 rows

3.2

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

82.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Monroe County, Iowa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Monroe County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Monroe County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,877

Average Earnings

$57,167

Average Male

$42,885

Average Female

Monroe County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Monroe County, Iowa Language

97.18% of Monroe County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.36% of the population.

Monroe County, Iowa Language

Monroe County, Iowa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,04071510.16%
Multiple3188326.1%
Black77100%
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10.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.72%

Male Poverty Rate

11.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Iowa is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Iowa is White, with 10.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.85%.

Monroe County, Iowa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.71%
Some College9.83%
High School8.68%
Bachelors or Greater7.94%
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Monroe County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed73.02%
Male Unemployed61.54%
Female Employed6.84%
Male Employed2.63%
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Monroe County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Monroe County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Monroe County, Iowa Marriage

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

Monroe County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Monroe County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

383

Number of Veterans

343

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

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Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by War

count

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Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.68%

Born in Monroe County, Iowa

98.38%

Native Born

1.62%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

1.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.38% of Monroe County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 82.68% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Monroe County, Iowa Place of Birth

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