Monroe County, Kentucky Population 2024

11,527

Monroe County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 11,527 with a growth rate of 0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Kentucky is the 92nd largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 10,970 and has seen a growth of 5.08% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,957860.72%
202811,871860.73%
202711,785860.74%
202611,699860.74%
202511,613860.75%
202411,527860.75%
202311,441860.76%
202211,355860.76%
202111,269-47-0.42%
202011,3166626.21%
201910,654-92-0.86%
201810,7461521.43%
201710,594580.55%
201610,536-80-0.75%
201510,616-56-0.52%
201410,672-40-0.37%
201310,712-133-1.23%
201210,845-72-0.66%
201110,917-53-0.48%
201010,970
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%
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%
18204,956-7,001-58.55%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.75% (86)
County Website
Monroe County
County Seat
2020 Population
11,316
Area
329 mi²
Density
35 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.86% (211)
Founded
1820

Monroe County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,71894.59%
Black or African American2952.6%
Two or more races1571.39%
Other race1060.94%
Native American310.27%
Asian240.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Monroe County, Kentucky Population by Race

Monroe County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Monroe County, Kentucky Median Age

41.2

Total

38.7

Male

43.3

Female

Monroe County, Kentucky Adults

There are 8,721 adults, (2,100 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Kentucky.

Monroe County, Kentucky Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female5,68650.18%
Male5,64549.82%

Monroe County, Kentucky Population by Age

Monroe County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5442.467129
Married2,1043.317822
Non Family1,5671.1370.229.8
Female5762.6552.147.9
Male2973.0761.638.4
showing: 5 rows

3.1

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Monroe County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Monroe County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,130

Average Earnings

$37,551

Average Male

$36,900

Average Female

Monroe County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Monroe County, Kentucky Language

96.68% of Monroe County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.49% of the population.

Monroe County, Kentucky Language

Monroe County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,4212,03019.48%
Hispanic36418450.55%
Black2689635.82%
Multiple1513523.18%
Native312580.65%
Other1062220.75%
showing: 6 rows

20.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.21%

Male Poverty Rate

22.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Kentucky is Native, with 80.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Kentucky is White, with 19.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.03%.

Monroe County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.55%
High School18.82%
Some College11.15%
Bachelors or Greater10.38%
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Monroe County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.64%
Male Unemployed23.65%
Male Employed12.7%
Female Employed9.36%
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Monroe County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Monroe County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Monroe County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

450

Number of Veterans

436

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Monroe County, Kentucky Veterans by War

count

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Monroe County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Monroe County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Monroe County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Kentucky 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

80%

Born in Monroe County, Kentucky

98.61%

Native Born

1.39%

Foreign Born

0.9%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.61% of Monroe County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 80% having been born in Kentucky. 0.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Monroe County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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