Monroe County, Michigan Population 2024

155,535

Monroe County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 155,535 with a growth rate of -0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Michigan is the 15th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 151,936 and has seen a growth of 2.37% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029155,350-37-0.02%
2028155,387-37-0.02%
2027155,424-37-0.02%
2026155,461-37-0.02%
2025155,498-37-0.02%
2024155,535-37-0.02%
2023155,572-37-0.02%
2022155,609-37-0.02%
2021155,6467530.49%
2020154,8934,4812.98%
2019150,4121940.13%
2018150,2186950.46%
2017149,5232450.16%
2016149,278-161-0.11%
2015149,439-480-0.32%
2014149,919-274-0.18%
2013150,193-642-0.43%
2012150,835-676-0.45%
2011151,511-425-0.28%
2010151,936
1990133,600-1,059-0.79%
1980134,65916,18013.66%
1970118,47917,35917.17%
1960101,12025,45433.64%
195075,66617,04629.08%
194058,6206,13511.69%
193052,48515,37041.41%
192037,1154,19812.75%
191032,9171630.5%
190032,7544171.29%
189032,337-1,287-3.83%
188033,6246,14122.34%
187027,4835,89027.28%
186021,5936,89546.91%
185014,6984,77648.14%
18409,9226,735211.33%
18303,1871,35674.06%
18201,83149136.64%
18101,340-154,010-99.14%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.02% (-37)
County Website
Monroe County
County Seat
2010 Population
151,936
Area
549 mi²
Density
283 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.37% (3,599)
Founded
July 14, 1817

Monroe County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White142,04691.75%
Two or more races7,2504.68%
Black or African American3,3222.15%
Other race1,4670.95%
Asian5690.37%
Native American1570.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.01%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Monroe County, Michigan Population by Race

Monroe County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Monroe County, Michigan Median Age

42.6

Total

41.6

Male

43.7

Female

Monroe County, Michigan Adults

There are 122,221 adults, (29,207 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Michigan.

Monroe County, Michigan Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female77,55050.09%
Male77,27349.91%

Monroe County, Michigan Population by Age

Monroe County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All62,2402.4680.819.2
Married31,6733.0792.17.9
Non Family21,6271.2667.532.5
Female5,8383.1767.832.2
Male3,1023.3882.117.9
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

80.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Monroe County, Michigan 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 asian people with a rate of 39.41%.

Monroe County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,327

Average Earnings

$62,144

Average Male

$38,833

Average Female

Monroe County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Monroe County, Michigan Language

96.54% of Monroe County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 3.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.39% of the population.

Monroe County, Michigan Language

Monroe County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White137,81014,15510.27%
Multiple7,14799013.85%
Hispanic5,93585914.47%
Black3,15271822.78%
Other1,39121615.53%
Asian5699516.7%
Native1524730.92%
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10.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.8%

Male Poverty Rate

12.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Michigan is Native, with 30.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Michigan is White, with 10.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.92%.

Monroe County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.19%
High School13.02%
Some College7.24%
Bachelors or Greater3.66%
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Monroe County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.12%
Male Unemployed25.44%
Female Employed5.48%
Male Employed3.98%
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Monroe County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Monroe County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Monroe County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Monroe County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Monroe County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

9,318

Number of Veterans

8,732

Male Veterans

586

Female Veterans

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Monroe County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Monroe County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Monroe County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Monroe County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Michigan 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

62.02%

Born in Monroe County, Michigan

97.73%

Native Born

2.27%

Foreign Born

0.87%

Non Citizen

1.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.73% of Monroe County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 62.02% having been born in Michigan. 0.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Monroe County, Michigan Place of Birth

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