Monroe County, Tennessee Population 2024

49,884

Monroe County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 49,884 with a growth rate of 2.2% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Tennessee is the 34th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 44,610 and has seen a growth of 11.82% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202955,2441,0721.98%
202854,1721,0722.02%
202753,1001,0722.06%
202652,0281,0722.1%
202550,9561,0722.15%
202449,8841,0722.2%
202348,8121,0722.25%
202247,7401,0722.3%
202146,6682730.59%
202046,395-255-0.55%
201946,6503470.75%
201846,3032710.59%
201746,0321270.28%
201645,9052600.57%
201545,6452380.52%
201445,4071650.36%
201345,2421360.3%
201245,1061950.43%
201144,9113010.67%
201044,610
199030,5411,8416.41%
198028,7005,22522.26%
197023,4751590.68%
196023,316-1,197-4.88%
195024,5132380.98%
194024,2752,89813.56%
193021,377-683-3.1%
192022,0601,3446.49%
191020,7162,13111.47%
190018,5853,25621.24%
189015,3291,0467.32%
188014,2831,69413.46%
187012,589-18-0.14%
186012,6077336.17%
185011,874-182-1.51%
184012,056-1,652-12.05%
183013,70811,179442.03%
18202,529-52,715-95.42%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.2% (1,072)
County Website
Monroe County
County Seat
2010 Population
44,610
Area
636 mi²
Density
78 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
11.82% (5,274)
Founded
November 13, 1819

Monroe County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White41,74089.78%
Two or more races2,9476.34%
Black or African American8581.85%
Other race6851.47%
Asian1940.42%
Native American650.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Monroe County, Tennessee Population by Race

Monroe County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Monroe County, Tennessee Median Age

44.6

Total

43.3

Male

46.1

Female

Monroe County, Tennessee Adults

There are 36,828 adults, (9,990 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Tennessee.

Monroe County, Tennessee Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female23,34650.22%
Male23,14349.78%

Monroe County, Tennessee Population by Age

Monroe County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,9762.4272.127.9
Married9,7293.0585.914.1
Non Family6,1101.2558.541.5
Female2,1102.7252.447.6
Male1,0272.7662.237.8
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2.9

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Monroe County, Tennessee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Monroe County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.63%.

Monroe County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,847

Average Earnings

$41,885

Average Male

$31,441

Average Female

Monroe County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Monroe County, Tennessee Language

95.87% of Monroe County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 4.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.02% of the population.

Monroe County, Tennessee Language

Monroe County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White39,7276,26315.77%
Multiple2,86580027.92%
Hispanic2,1231486.97%
Other6857611.09%
Black823728.75%
Native652030.77%
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16.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.42%

Male Poverty Rate

16.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Tennessee is Native, with 30.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 6.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.36%.

Monroe County, Tennessee Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.82%
High School15.89%
Some College12.7%
Bachelors or Greater5.06%
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Monroe County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.12%
Male Unemployed10.78%
Male Employed7.8%
Female Employed5.25%
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Monroe County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Monroe County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Monroe County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Monroe County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,882

Number of Veterans

2,687

Male Veterans

195

Female Veterans

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Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.5%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.58%

Born in Monroe County, Tennessee

97.48%

Native Born

2.52%

Foreign Born

1.48%

Non Citizen

1.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.48% of Monroe County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 62.58% having been born in Tennessee. 1.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Monroe County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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