Monroe County, New York Population 2020

Monroe County, New York's estimated population is 742,550 with a growth rate of 0.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, New York is the 9th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020742,550380.01%
2019742,512380.01%
2018742,474380.01%
2017742,436-1,095-0.15%
2016743,531-1,845-0.25%
2015745,376-2,049-0.27%
2014747,425-901-0.12%
2013748,3269760.13%
2012747,3506390.09%
2011746,7112,1170.28%
2010744,59430,6264.29%
1990713,96811,7301.67%
1980702,238-9,679-1.36%
1970711,917125,53021.41%
1960586,38798,75520.25%
1950487,63249,40211.27%
1940438,23014,3493.39%
1930423,88171,84720.41%
1920352,03468,82224.30%
1910283,21265,35830.00%
1900217,85428,26814.91%
1890189,58644,68330.84%
1880144,90327,03522.94%
1870117,86817,22017.11%
1860100,64812,99814.83%
185087,65022,74835.05%
184064,90215,04730.18%
183049,8550.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.01%
County Website
Founded
February 23, 1821
County Seat
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Monroe County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White566,27176.09%
Black or African American113,53815.26%
Asian26,6613.58%
Two or More Races22,0542.96%
Some Other Race12,2261.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,3780.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1200.02%
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Monroe County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Monroe County, New York Median Age

38.9


Total

37.1


Male

40.7


Female

Monroe County, New York Adults

There are 586,875 adults, (121,631 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, New York.

Monroe County, New York Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

384,874

51.71%

Male

359,374

48.29%

Monroe County, New York Households and Families

Monroe County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monroe County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
All63.8%36.2%
Male56%44%
Non Family47.1%52.9%
Female42.5%57.5%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All300,7962.3863.8
Married127,1683.0587.1
Non Family119,0961.2747.1
Female41,6913.3142.5
Male12,8413.1556

3.04

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Monroe County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,1383.16%
9th to 12th Grade33,3326.53%
High School Graduate122,36223.97%
Some College87,00317.04%
Associates Degree59,39011.63%
Bachelors Degree106,50320.86%
Graduate Degree85,77816.80%
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Monroe County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White388,446366,565166,960
Black66,99152,0709,049
Hispanic33,49224,3025,309
Asian16,46013,1908,778
Multiple Races7,8806,8912,461
Other Race7,4145,2321,229
Native American1,9461,347286
Islander454545

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,579$46,570$34,973
Less Than High School$21,024$22,715$17,945
High School Grad$29,396$32,930$23,908
Some College$35,356$41,439$30,539
Bachelors Degree$52,488$62,155$41,973
Graduate Degree$64,301$78,155$57,366

$40,579

Average Earnings

$46,570

Average Male

$34,973

Average Female

Monroe County, New York Language

Monroe County, New York Language by Age

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Monroe County, New York Language

86.36% of Monroe County, New York residents speak only English, while 13.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.88% of the population.

Monroe County, New York Poverty

Monroe County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White510,11240,9698.03%
Black110,26538,43834.86%
Hispanic61,79720,23632.75%
Multiple21,5425,56625.84%
Asian24,7484,06416.42%
Other11,9603,53029.52%
Native3,3321,19135.74%
Islander1203529.17%

14.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.55%

Male Poverty Rate

15.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, New York is Native, with 35.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, New York is White, with 8.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.70%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.62%
High School14.53%
Some College10.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.28%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.66%
Male Unemployed32.35%
Female Employed7.51%
Male Employed4.92%

Monroe County, New York Income

Monroe County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,479$77,604
Families$76,185$94,909
Married Families$95,444$114,363
Non Families$35,052$48,622
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Monroe County, New York Marital Status

Monroe County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Monroe County, New York 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 55-64.

Monroe County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Monroe County, New York Veterans

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35,244

Number of Veterans

32,666

Male Veterans

2,578

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12,401
First Gulf War4,799
Second Gulf War4,449
Korea3,629
World War II2,878
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Age Group Veterans
75+10,538
65 to 749,582
35 to 547,243
55 to 645,433
18 to 342,448
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Name Veterans % of Total
White31,0166.70%
Black3,2063.99%
Hispanic9692.32%
2 or More4454.05%
Other2662.98%
Asian1690.81%
Indian1305.49%
Hawaiian1218.18%

Monroe County, New York Veterans by Education

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6.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, New York Employment Status

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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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73.91%

Born in New York

91.36%

Native Born

8.64%

Foreign Born

3.80%

Non Citizen

4.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.36% of Monroe County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 73.91% having been born in New York. 3.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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