Monroe County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Monroe County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 172,343 with a growth rate of 0.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Pennsylvania is the 20th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020172,3431,4180.83%
2019170,9251,4180.84%
2018169,5071,4180.84%
2017168,0891,6681.00%
2016166,421-177-0.11%
2015166,598-715-0.43%
2014167,313-57-0.03%
2013167,370-1,259-0.75%
2012168,629-1,248-0.73%
2011169,877340.02%
2010169,84374,13477.46%
199095,70926,30037.89%
198069,40923,98752.81%
197045,4225,85514.80%
196039,5675,79417.16%
195033,7733,97113.32%
194029,8021,5165.36%
193028,2863,99116.43%
192024,2951,3545.90%
191022,9411,7808.41%
190021,1611,0505.22%
189020,111-64-0.32%
188020,1751,8139.87%
187018,3621,6049.57%
186016,7583,48826.28%
185013,2703,39134.33%
18409,8790.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.83%
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Founded
April 1, 1836
County Seat

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White128,60276.74%
Black or African American24,14714.41%
Some Other Race5,1773.09%
Two or More Races4,9822.97%
Asian4,0412.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native5760.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander610.04%

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Median Age

42.8


Total

41.6


Male

43.7


Female

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 133,799 adults, (27,248 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

84,691

50.54%

Male

82,895

49.46%

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All77.7%22.3%
Male70.2%29.8%
Non Family67%33%
Female59.1%40.9%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All56,7702.9177.7
Married31,3393.4487.8
Non Family16,5201.3367
Female6,3914.0859.1
Male2,5203.870.2

3.48

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,9083.39%
9th to 12th Grade8,3767.26%
High School Graduate40,89335.45%
Some College24,54621.28%
Associates Degree9,5008.23%
Bachelors Degree18,02615.62%
Graduate Degree10,1218.77%

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White82,38474,77920,616
Black15,15013,9163,761
Hispanic14,56111,7332,394
Other Race3,0502,410430
Asian2,8962,3721,329
Multiple Races2,1041,669547
Native American46044487
Islander5441

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.89%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,567$44,370$31,609
Less Than High School$29,975$34,218$14,845
High School Grad$32,804$40,743$25,994
Some College$36,847$42,780$30,017
Bachelors Degree$49,941$55,120$45,633
Graduate Degree$70,809$83,319$60,125

$38,567

Average Earnings

$44,370

Average Male

$31,609

Average Female

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Language

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Language

84.20% of Monroe County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 15.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.29% of the population.

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White110,27211,42810.36%
Hispanic25,6214,11116.05%
Black23,7692,75711.60%
Multiple4,96296219.39%
Other5,11667513.19%
Asian3,98044211.11%
Islander541324.07%
Native558111.97%

11.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.32%

Male Poverty Rate

11.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 24.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 1.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.36%
High School10.56%
Some College9.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.51%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.44%
Female Unemployed23.12%
Female Employed6.49%
Male Employed4.58%

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Income

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,931$78,231
Families$75,780$89,241
Married Families$84,728$98,288
Non Families$35,859$48,174

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Veterans

10,936

Number of Veterans

10,243

Male Veterans

693

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,787
First Gulf War1,412
Second Gulf War1,315
Korea972
World War II360
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,276
55 to 642,469
75+2,397
35 to 542,127
18 to 34667
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,4308.98%
Black1,0936.01%
Hispanic6063.37%
2 or More1595.48%
Other1534.11%
Asian662.01%
Indian356.68%

$Monroe County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Pennsylvania 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

38.83%

Born in Pennsylvania

89.78%

Native Born

10.22%

Foreign Born

3.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.78% of Monroe County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 38.83% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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