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Monroe County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 8,036 (45% urban, 55% rural); it was 8,016 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,366
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,108
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,534
Renter-occupied apartments: 739 (it was 694 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 433 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monroe County: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (48.5%), Educational, health and social services (24.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 31%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Monroe County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • Some other race alone (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 4,065  (50.6%)
Females: 3,971  (49.4%)
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Monroe County,IA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,975 ($34,877 in 1999)

This county:

$48,975
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $457 (lower quartile is $379, upper quartile is $561)
This county:

$457
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $100,081 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Monroe:

$100,081
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,222 - $181,458

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $163,192
Here:

$163,192
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $143,114
Here:

$143,114
State:

$194,502

Mobile homes: $55,274
Here:

$55,274
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,037
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

Institutionalized population: 122

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 19
  • Auto thefts: 3

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 8
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2014: 82 buildings, average cost: $49,100
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,697 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,352 (1.5%)

Monroe County household income distribution in 2013 Monroe County home values distribution in 2013 Monroe County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.6%
Monroe County:

12.6%
Iowa:

11.8%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.6% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.2 years old
(Males: 42.6 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.2 years old, Black residents: 23.9 years old, American Indian residents: 75.4 years old, Asian residents: 35.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 11.0 years old, Other race residents: 14.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Albia, Lovilia, Melrose.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Monroe County: Lakeview Country Club (A), Freedom Camp (B), Johnson Machine Works Squad 2 (C), Pleasant Townhall (D), Lucas County Home (E), Pin Oak Marsh Lodge Educational Center (F), Jack Coffey Memorial Library (G), Belinda Toy and Antique Museum (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Monroe County include: Center Community Church (A), Goshen Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Coal Glen Church (D), New Testament Church (E), Whitebreast Church (F), Norwood Church (G), Pleasant Prairie Church (H), Otterbein Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ragtown Cemetery (1), Russell Cemetery (2), Webb Cemetery (3), Waynick Cemetery (4), Greenville Cemetery (5), Stoneking Cemetery (6), Allen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Stephens Forest Pond (A), West Lake (B), Lake Ellis (C), Red Haw Lake (D), Lake Morris (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cane Branch (A), Chariton Creek (B), Sugar Creek (C), Barker Creek (D), South Otter Creek (E), Wolf Creek (F), Columbia Creek (G), Ragtown Branch (H), Harts Mill Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Monroe County include: Williamson Pond State Public Hunting and Recreation Area (1), Colyn State Wildlife Area (2), Cinder Marsh Park (3), Broadhead Woods Park (4), Pin Oak Marsh (5), Oakley Park (6), Red Haw State Park (7), Rathbun State Wildlife Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Appanoose County , Clarke County , Decatur County , Lorain County, Ohio , Mahaska County , Ringgold County , Wapello County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 263
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 117 (40.0% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

1.5%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 382010 or later
  • 572000 to 2009
  • 161990 to 1999
  • 131980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 16Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.5%

Monroe County marital status for males Monroe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,009
  • One, attached: 47
  • Two: 58
  • 3 or 4: 108
  • 5 to 9: 56
  • 10 to 19: 17
  • 20 to 49: 87
  • 50 or more: 10
  • Mobile homes: 551
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 1,090 (7 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,451

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6986
Catholic1,5834
Evangelical Protestant5207
Other11
None4,168-
Monroe County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Monroe County:

3.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Monroe County:

9.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

9.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.4%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.0%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 354 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,329
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $157.12
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $54,657
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $71,219
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.05
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.80%
Corn for grain: 28918 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 375 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 32042 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Monroe County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2047262.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/8/1999, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 318.3 miles away from Monroe County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 304.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 321.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 342.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 207.0 miles away from Monroe County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 349.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2015 to June 25, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4234: July 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4119: May 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4119, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: September 14, 1992 to September 15, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-965: October 02, 1992, FEMA Id: 965, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • El Salvador (23%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Russia (11%)
  • Colombia (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • South Africa (6%)
  • Korea (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County


  • American (21%)
  • Irish (17%)
  • German (15%)
  • English (10%)
  • Dutch (5%)
  • Czech (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Monroe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,779 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 334 (9.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 74 (2.1%)
  • Walked: 68 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 216 (6.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Monroe County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 146 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 16 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,517.

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.01% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($21,903 average AGI)
2.04% relocated from other states ($14,503 average AGI)
Monroe County:

2.04%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wapello County, IA  0.80% ($31,739 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.62% ($27,889)
from Appanoose County, IA  0.45% ($42,308)


5.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.54% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($25,717 average AGI)
1.21% relocated to other states ($6,554 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.21%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Appanoose County, IA  0.80% ($29,348 average AGI)
to Wapello County, IA  0.80% ($24,304)
to Marion County, IA  0.66% ($40,211)
to Polk County, IA  0.55% ($22,000)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.42% ($53,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Monroe County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,599 (1,379 aged, 220 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 111 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Monroe County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (165)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (119)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (102)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (92)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (83)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (56)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (50)
  • Unspecified dementia (44)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (41)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (34)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,750
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 318
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,274

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,238
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,302
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 38

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,036
  • In family households: 6,459 (1,019 male householders, 1,109 female householders)
    1,657 spouses, 2,104 children (1,906 natural, 67 adopted, 129 stepchildren), 40 grandchildren, 30 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 222 other relatives, 254 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,443 (623 male householders (530 living alone)), 620 female householders (519 living alone)), 196 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 132

Size of family households: 1,010 2-persons, 432 3-persons, 345 4-persons, 176 5-persons, 56 6-persons, 102 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,049 1-person, 162 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 22 4-persons.

1,233 married couples with children.
467 single-parent households (100 men, 367 women).

96.2% of residents of Monroe speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $58,009,000 ($7,379 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $513,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,591,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,010,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,166,000
Federal grants: $13,584,000
Federal procurement contracts: $364,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,295,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $252,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,994,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,465,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 467
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 521
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -114
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.32 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built in Monroe County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 182014 or later
  • 952010 to 2013
  • 4652000 to 2009
  • 3871990 to 1999
  • 2991980 to 1989
  • 7011970 to 1979
  • 3041960 to 1969
  • 3321950 to 1959
  • 1081940 to 1949
  • 1,2091939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 161 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 393 rooms
  • 3144 rooms
  • 6485 rooms
  • 6526 rooms
  • 2887 rooms
  • 2798 rooms
  • 2789+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 01 room
  • 272 rooms
  • 1253 rooms
  • 2094 rooms
  • 1615 rooms
  • 1326 rooms
  • 767 rooms
  • 388 rooms
  • 499+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 14no bedroom
  • 621 bedroom
  • 6132 bedrooms
  • 1,3263 bedrooms
  • 3424 bedrooms
  • 1625+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1661 bedroom
  • 3332 bedrooms
  • 1973 bedrooms
  • 1024 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 132no vehicle
  • 5141 vehicle
  • 9132 vehicles
  • 6003 vehicles
  • 2624 vehicles
  • 1195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 38no vehicle
  • 4141 vehicle
  • 2302 vehicles
  • 753 vehicles
  • 694 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.8% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Iowa.

Monroe County:

84.8%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,622
  • Other state: 1,257
  • Northeast: 87
  • Midwest: 832
  • South: 170
  • West: 166
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.8%Utility gas
  • 34.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.5%Electricity
  • 6.2%Wood
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.2%Electricity
  • 43.3%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 44
Here:

4.9%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

1.1%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

14.0%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 149
  • Number of aged recipients: 13
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 136
  • Number of recipients under 18: 9
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 110
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 30
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 69
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 64
Monroe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Monroe County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Monroe County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13578.0 years
Mary11383.4 years
James7976.1 years
William7775.7 years
Charles5477.0 years
Robert4972.4 years
George4678.2 years
Anna3787.0 years
Margaret3586.3 years
Mildred3481.7 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4776.8 years
Anderson3981.3 years
Jones3378.2 years
Johnson3079.1 years
Clark2781.0 years
Wilson2680.4 years
Stewart2375.3 years
Miller2279.3 years
Peterson2078.0 years
Gray2077.4 years
Businesses in Monroe County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1