Monroe County, Kentucky Population 2020

Monroe County, Kentucky's estimated population is 10,932 with a growth rate of 0.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Kentucky is the 96th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202010,9321070.99%
201910,8251071.00%
201810,7181071.01%
201710,611720.68%
201610,539-82-0.77%
201510,621-59-0.55%
201410,680-42-0.39%
201310,722-131-1.21%
201210,853-67-0.61%
201110,920-50-0.46%
201010,970-431-3.78%
199011,401-952-7.71%
198012,3537116.11%
197011,642-157-1.33%
196011,799-1,971-14.31%
195013,770-300-2.13%
194014,0709937.59%
193013,077-1,137-8.00%
192014,2145514.03%
191013,6636104.67%
190013,0532,06418.78%
189010,9892482.31%
188010,7411,51016.36%
18709,2316807.95%
18608,55179510.25%
18507,7561,23018.85%
18406,5261,18622.21%
18305,3403847.75%
18204,9560.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.99%
County Website
Founded
1820
County Seat
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Monroe County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,19295.84%
Black or African American2992.81%
Two or More Races650.61%
Some Other Race560.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.07%
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Monroe County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Monroe County, Kentucky Median Age

41.6


Total

40.1


Male

43.8


Female

Monroe County, Kentucky Adults

There are 8,280 adults, (1,956 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Kentucky.

Monroe County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

5,264

49.50%

Male

5,370

50.50%

Monroe County, Kentucky Households and Families

Monroe County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monroe County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
Male72%28%
All71.1%28.9%
Non Family60.1%39.9%
Female48.6%51.4%

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4142.3871.1
Married2,2203.0182.5
Non Family1,5981.1360.1
Female3503.2648.6
Male2463.572

3.01

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Monroe County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,08014.49%
9th to 12th Grade82011.00%
High School Graduate2,99940.24%
Some College1,07714.45%
Associates Degree5156.91%
Bachelors Degree4606.17%
Graduate Degree5016.72%
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Monroe County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,0185,219932
Black20919714
Hispanic1679515
Other Race523211
Multiple Races4034
Native American1544
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 26.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,438$31,199$25,084
Less Than High School$17,647$19,571$13,088
High School Grad$26,646$31,000$18,598
Some College$31,551$35,677$26,964
Bachelors Degree$42,857$47,734$38,125
Graduate Degree$51,875$59,464$47,240

$29,438

Average Earnings

$31,199

Average Male

$25,084

Average Female

Monroe County, Kentucky Language

Monroe County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Monroe County, Kentucky Language

95.69% of Monroe County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.18% of the population.

Monroe County, Kentucky Poverty

Monroe County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,8182,35624.00%
Black2817827.76%
Hispanic3316820.54%
Multiple563664.29%
Other562341.07%
Native1515100.00%
Islander77100.00%

24.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.95%

Male Poverty Rate

25.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 20.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.76%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.85%
High School18.53%
Some College9.24%
Bachelors or Greater6.39%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed63.00%
Male Unemployed54.17%
Male Employed8.34%
Female Employed8.09%

Monroe County, Kentucky Income

Monroe County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,167$54,800
Families$50,833$69,402
Married Families$55,565-
Non Families$16,198$28,191
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Monroe County, Kentucky Marital Status

Monroe County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Monroe County, Kentucky 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, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Monroe County, Kentucky Veterans

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642

Number of Veterans

593

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam209
Second Gulf War134
First Gulf War71
Korea59
World War II9
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Age Group Veterans
75+170
35 to 54158
65 to 74144
55 to 64119
18 to 3451
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6277.94%
Black104.02%
Hispanic31.60%
Other35.36%
2 or More23.64%

Monroe County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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17.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Kentucky Employment Status

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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77.83%

Born in Kentucky

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

0.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Monroe County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 77.83% having been born in Kentucky. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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