Monroe County, Michigan Population 2020

Monroe County, Michigan's estimated population is 149,592 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Michigan is the 16th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018150,4398470.57%
2017149,5923650.24%
2016149,227-159-0.11%
2015149,386-466-0.31%
2014149,852-283-0.19%
2013150,135-656-0.44%
2012150,791-684-0.45%
2011151,475-456-0.30%
2010151,93118,33113.72%
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%
191032,9171630.50%
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%
18101,3400.00%

How Many People Live in Monroe County, Michigan?

149,592

Monroe County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White141,26094.36%
Black or African American3,5532.37%
Two or More Races2,7351.83%
Asian9300.62%
Some Other Race7620.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native4490.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.01%

Monroe County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Monroe County, Michigan Median Age

42.4


Total

41.5


Male

43.4


Female

Monroe County, Michigan Adults

There are 116,875 adults, (25,283 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Michigan.

Monroe County, Michigan Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

75,785

50.62%

Male

73,914

49.38%

Monroe County, Michigan Households and Families

Monroe County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Monroe County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.3%8.7%
All80.1%19.9%
Male77%23%
Female67.4%32.6%
Non Family65.5%34.5%

80.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All59,2792.580.1
Married31,5623.191.3
Non Family18,4561.1865.5
Female5,8033.0667.4
Male3,4583.2277

3.02

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Monroe County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1072.01%
9th to 12th Grade7,1026.78%
High School Graduate37,77236.06%
Some College25,92024.75%
Associates Degree11,81111.28%
Bachelors Degree13,13512.54%
Graduate Degree6,9016.59%

Monroe County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White97,88189,69418,944
Hispanic2,7822,255361
Black2,1211,912247
Multiple Races1,046925192
Asian677570312
Other Race37728149
Native American32926928
Islander1033

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,735$53,770$30,617
Less Than High School$22,362$27,609$16,804
High School Grad$35,561$47,500$23,888
Some College$41,015$54,957$28,606
Bachelors Degree$58,922$73,750$44,630
Graduate Degree$64,784$71,495$62,283

$41,735

Average Earnings

$53,770

Average Male

$30,617

Average Female

Monroe County, Michigan Language

Monroe County, Michigan Language by Age

Monroe County, Michigan Language

96.89% of Monroe County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 3.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Monroe County, Michigan Poverty

Monroe County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White135,66912,8899.50%
Hispanic5,1851,11821.56%
Black3,40385425.10%
Multiple2,63473727.98%
Other75521228.08%
Native4294911.42%
Asian921434.67%
Islander10770.00%

10.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.37%

Male Poverty Rate

11.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Michigan is Islander, with 70.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Michigan is Asian, with 4.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.10%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.91%
High School10.51%
Some College7.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.78%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed28.61%
Female Unemployed27.64%
Female Employed6.48%
Male Employed3.75%

Monroe County, Michigan Income

Monroe County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,514$75,368
Families$75,891$88,516
Married Families$85,921$98,582
Non Families$31,581$42,941

Monroe County, Michigan Marital Status

Monroe County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Monroe County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Monroe County, Michigan Veterans

10,353

Number of Veterans

9,834

Male Veterans

519

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,173
First Gulf War1,529
Second Gulf War1,002
Korea845
World War II315
Name Veterans % of Total
White10,0359.02%
Hispanic1825.30%
Black1716.43%
Other5110.94%
2 or More352.75%
Asian314.13%
Indian308.72%

$Monroe County, Michigan Veterans by Education

6.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Michigan Employment Status

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Michigan Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.59%

Born in Michigan

97.75%

Native Born

2.25%

Foreign Born

0.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.75% of Monroe County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 60.59% having been born in Michigan. 0.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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