Monroe County, New York Population 2021

Monroe County, New York's estimated population is 739,582 with a growth rate of -0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, New York is the null largest county in New York. The 2010 Population was 744,580 and has seen a growth of -0.67% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021739,582-1,094-0.15%
2020740,676-1,094-0.15%
2019741,770-1,094-0.15%
2018742,8641400.02%
2017742,724-1,046-0.14%
2016743,770-1,807-0.24%
2015745,577-1,787-0.24%
2014747,364-926-0.12%
2013748,2909460.13%
2012747,3445930.08%
2011746,7512,1710.29%
2010744,58030,6124.29%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.15%
County Website
Founded
February 23, 1821
County Seat
2010 Population
744,580
Growth Since 2010
-0.67%
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Monroe County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White564,61775.96%
Black or African American113,80815.31%
Asian27,1153.65%
Two or More Races21,6062.91%
Some Other Race12,8651.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,0400.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2900.04%
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Monroe County, New York Population By Race

Monroe County, New York Population Pyramid 2021

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Monroe County, New York Median Age

38.9


Total

37.2


Male

40.8


Female

Monroe County, New York Adults

There are 587,409 adults, (125,344 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, New York.

Monroe County, New York Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, New York Sex Ratio

Mujer

384,619

51.74%

Masculino

358,722

48.26%

Monroe County, New York Population by Age

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

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Monroe County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All63.5%36.5%
Masculino60%40%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Mujer42.6%57.4%

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monroe County, New York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All301,9482.3763.5
Married127,4143.0486.8
Non Family119,7731.2746.4
Mujer42,0283.2642.6
Masculino12,7333.1560

3.02

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Monroe County, New York Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,2623.17%
9th to 12th Grade33,1336.46%
High School Graduate119,71623.35%
Some College86,20216.81%
Associates Degree59,31411.57%
Bachelors Degree109,68621.39%
Graduate Degree88,36317.24%
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Monroe County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White388,276366,726170,972
Black68,31553,5279,864
Hispanic34,80625,3655,881
Asian16,66413,2069,036
Other Race7,8405,6421,470
2+ Races7,8236,8752,645
Native American1,7561,306261
Islander1079935

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.22%.

Monroe County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$42,016$48,964$36,368
Less Than 9th Grade$22,552$26,247$19,282
High School Graduate$30,338$35,281$24,556
Some College$36,222$42,387$31,222
Bachelors Degree$53,625$63,998$44,148
Graduate Degree$65,143$80,671$58,011

$42,016

Average Earnings

$48,964

Average Male

$36,368

Average Female

Monroe County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, New York Language by Age

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Monroe County, New York Language

86.02% of Monroe County, New York residents speak only English, while 13.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.06% of the population.

Monroe County, New York Language

Monroe County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White507,65041,3888.15%
Black110,10635,89032.60%
Hispanic63,13519,99831.67%
Multiple20,9965,64026.86%
Asian25,1593,58014.23%
Other12,6523,54728.04%
Native2,9841,02334.28%
Islander2565220.31%

14.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.35%

Male Poverty Rate

15.36%

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 34.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, New York is White, with 8.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.17%.

Monroe County, New York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.28%
High School14.55%
Some College10.50%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%

Monroe County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.48%
Male Unemployed32.47%
Female Employed7.49%
Male Employed4.90%

Monroe County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,075$80,684
Families$79,962$98,911
Married Families$99,551$119,029
Non Families$36,101$50,084
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Income by Household Type

Monroe County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

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 Marital Status

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34,611

Number of Veterans

32,025

Male Veterans

2,586

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,952
Second Gulf War4,919
First Gulf War4,904
Korea3,472
World War II2,282

Monroe County, New York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+10,123
65 to 749,352
35 to 547,213
55 to 645,411
18 to 342,512

Monroe County, New York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White30,0596.50%
Black3,4814.30%
Hispanic1,0362.40%
2+ Races3883.60%
Other Race2843.01%
Asian2261.07%
Native American1617.22%
Islander127.50%

Monroe County, New York Veterans by Race

Monroe County, New York Veterans by Education

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6.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, New York Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, New York Employment by Age

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Monroe County, New York Employment by Race

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Monroe County, New York Employment by Education

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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73.50%

Born in Monroe County, New York

91.30%

Native Born

8.70%

Foreign Born

3.65%

Non Citizen

5.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.30% of Monroe County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 73.50% having been born in New York. 3.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Monroe County, New York Place of Birth

  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

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