Monroe County, Mississippi Population 2020

Monroe County, Mississippi's estimated population is 34,988 with a growth rate of -0.82% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Mississippi is the 22nd largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202034,988-288-0.82%
201935,276-288-0.81%
201835,564-288-0.80%
201735,852-45-0.13%
201635,897700.20%
201535,827-235-0.65%
201436,062-95-0.26%
201336,157-259-0.71%
201236,416-195-0.53%
201136,611-317-0.86%
201036,9283460.95%
199036,5821780.49%
198036,4042,3616.94%
197034,043900.27%
196033,953-2,590-7.09%
195036,543-1,105-2.94%
194037,6481,5074.17%
193036,1413,52810.82%
192032,613-2,565-7.29%
191035,1783,96212.69%
190031,2164861.58%
189030,7302,1777.62%
188028,5535,92226.17%
187022,6311,3486.33%
186021,2831110.52%
185021,17211,922128.89%
18409,2505,389139.58%
18303,8611,14041.90%
18202,7210.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.82%
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Founded
1821
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Monroe County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,39668.07%
Black or African American11,07030.89%
Two or More Races3210.90%
Asian300.08%
Some Other Race140.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.03%
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Monroe County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

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Monroe County, Mississippi Median Age

41.2


Total

39.7


Male

43


Female

Monroe County, Mississippi Adults

There are 27,646 adults, (6,661 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Mississippi.

Monroe County, Mississippi Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

18,733

52.27%

Male

17,107

47.73%

Monroe County, Mississippi Households and Families

Monroe County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monroe County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.4%11.6%
Married87%13%
All74.2%25.8%
Non Family62.5%37.5%
Female58.1%41.9%

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,0432.5274.2
Married6,6473.287
Non Family4,8421.0962.5
Female2,1063.4358.1
Male4483.5888.4

3.21

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Monroe County, Mississippi Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7226.96%
9th to 12th Grade2,96111.97%
High School Graduate8,84535.77%
Some College4,87519.71%
Associates Degree2,0748.39%
Bachelors Degree2,91711.80%
Graduate Degree1,3365.40%
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Monroe County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,11714,6213,641
Black7,3235,183579
Hispanic23419940
Multiple Races52434
Asian21188
Native American99
Other Race22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.10%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,345$41,969$26,477
Less Than High School$23,671$27,659$11,402
High School Grad$31,404$40,485$22,047
Some College$32,119$49,015$26,223
Bachelors Degree$41,373$46,719$39,135
Graduate Degree$59,215$83,302$54,408

$32,345

Average Earnings

$41,969

Average Male

$26,477

Average Female

Monroe County, Mississippi Language

Monroe County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Monroe County, Mississippi Language

98.39% of Monroe County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

Monroe County, Mississippi Poverty

Monroe County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,6843,12513.19%
Black10,8953,12028.64%
Multiple32112238.01%
Native9111.11%

18.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.28%

Male Poverty Rate

19.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 38.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Mississippi is Native, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.35%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.99%
High School15.74%
Some College11.75%
Bachelors or Greater5.84%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.90%
Male Unemployed22.92%
Female Employed10.25%
Male Employed5.01%

Monroe County, Mississippi Income

Monroe County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,940$56,148
Families$54,310$68,430
Married Families$64,399-
Non Families$19,432$30,070
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Monroe County, Mississippi Marital Status

Monroe County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Monroe County, Mississippi 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, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Monroe County, Mississippi Veterans

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1,996

Number of Veterans

1,909

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam744
First Gulf War406
Second Gulf War345
Korea237
World War II98
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74535
75+495
35 to 54431
55 to 64364
18 to 34171
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6198.46%
Black3454.13%
2 or More2521.19%
Hispanic227.38%
Asian628.57%
Indian111.11%

Monroe County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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10.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Mississippi Employment Status

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54%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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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82.04%

Born in Mississippi

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

0.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.33% of Monroe County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 82.04% having been born in Mississippi. 0.37% 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