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Monroe County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2017: 146,986 (79% urban, 21% rural); it was 120,563 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,593
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,261
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 25,298
Renter-occupied apartments: 26,010 (it was 21,600 in 2000)
% of renters here:

46%
State:

30%

Land area: 394 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 373 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Monroe County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.5%), Retail trade (12.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Monroe County, IN (2017)
    • 120,954100.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 10,0988.4%Asian alone
    • 5,0214.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,5563.8%Two or more races
    • 4,4293.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2400.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1080.09%Some other race alone
    • 390.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

29.6 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years
Males: 73,646  (50.1%)
Females: 73,340  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,713 ($33,311 in 1999)
This county:

$48,713
Indiana:

$54,181

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $726 (lower quartile is $540, upper quartile is $970)
This county:

$726
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $171,800 (it was $107,500 in 2000)
Monroe:

$171,800
Indiana:

$141,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,600 - $259,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $244,944
Here:

$244,944
State:

$182,292

Townhouses or other attached units: $149,154
Here:

$149,154
State:

$170,402

In 2-unit structures: $128,145
Here:

$128,145
State:

$127,306

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $181,230
Here:

$181,230
State:

$146,180

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $150,860
Here:

$150,860
State:

$210,644

Mobile homes: $39,601
Here:

$39,601
State:

$85,614

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,129
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $445

Institutionalized population: 819

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 178
  • Thefts: 328
  • Auto thefts: 56

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 26
  • Burglaries: 172
  • Thefts: 225
  • Auto thefts: 39
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 449 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 1998: 465 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 1999: 573 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2000: 480 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2001: 495 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2002: 589 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2003: 660 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2004: 656 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2005: 683 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2006: 546 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2007: 425 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2008: 277 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2009: 195 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2010: 194 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2011: 169 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2012: 172 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2013: 172 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2014: 215 buildings, average cost: $235,400
  • 2015: 246 buildings, average cost: $244,300
  • 2016: 256 buildings, average cost: $247,100
  • 2017: 266 buildings, average cost: $258,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Monroe, IN residents
Average permit cost in Monroe, IN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,364 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,383 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Monroe, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Monroe, IN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Monroe, IN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.9%
Monroe County:

22.9%
Indiana:

13.5%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.7% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 29.6 years old
(Males: 27.9 years old, Females: 31.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 31.8 years old, Black residents: 30.6 years old, American Indian residents: 45.3 years old, Asian residents: 24.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.3 years old, Other race residents: 21.2 years old)

Area name: Bloomington, IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $524 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $621 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $873 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bloomington, Ellettsville, Smithville-Sanders, Harrodsburg, Stinesville.

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

2018 air pollution in Monroe County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cape May County, New Jersey , Carroll County, Maryland , Chaffee County, Colorado , Johnson County, Missouri , Madison County, Illinois , Trego County, Kansas , Baltimore city, Maryland .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Indiana:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Monroe, IN
County total employment by year in Monroe, IN
County average yearly wages by year in Monroe, IN

Current college students: 34,916
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 45.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,590 (26.4% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

9.2%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9,2452010 or later
  • 3,1812000 to 2009
  • 1,3031990 to 1999
  • 1,0481980 to 1989
  • 5331970 to 1979
  • 669Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,834
  • One, attached: 4,189
  • Two: 1,253
  • 3 or 4: 3,009
  • 5 to 9: 5,261
  • 10 to 19: 6,072
  • 20 to 49: 2,103
  • 50 or more: 3,207
  • Mobile homes: 3,622

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 19,717 (495 second mortgage, 1,413 home equity loan, 380 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,868

Here:

65.5% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,94590
Catholic10,3503
Mainline Protestant10,02130
Other3,98717
Black Protestant2703
Orthodox2251
None96,176-
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: 24
Monroe County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Monroe County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 104
This county:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

6.5%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

26.1%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 111 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,591
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $170.26
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.56%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,199
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.34%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,452
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.47%
Corn for grain: 2689 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 256 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5845 harvested acres
Vegetables: 20 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 36 acres

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% 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 87.6 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 76.0 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 105.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 155.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from Monroe County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 92.5 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:

  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1997: June 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1766: June 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3197: January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: 3197, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1520: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 26, 2003 to September 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1487: September 05, 2003, FEMA Id: 1487, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: September 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1433: September 25, 2002, FEMA Id: 1433, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 11, 1998 to July 07, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1234: July 22, 1998, FEMA Id: 1234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Blizzard of 96, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1109: April 02, 1996, FEMA Id: 1109, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Monroe

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 62,291 (76.3%)
  • Carpooled: 6,941 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,565 (3.1%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 523 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 1,313 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 4,502 (5.5%)
  • Worked at home: 3,468 (4.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (23%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • India (6%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • France (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County


  • German (15%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • European (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Polish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 12,884 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 539 people in nursing homes
  • 215 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 199 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 185 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 149 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 89 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 52 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Monroe County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 13,757 people in college/university student housing
  • 553 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 241 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 205 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 109 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,628.

7.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.75%
Indiana average:

6.06%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($474 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.07%
Indiana average:

0.02%

4.13% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($21,540 average AGI)
3.55% relocated from other states ($24,296 average AGI)
Monroe County:

3.55%
Indiana average:

2.21%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, IN  0.64% ($44,950 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, IN  0.44% ($36,952)
from Greene County, IN  0.36% ($39,190)
from Owen County, IN  0.32% ($32,420)
from Cook County, IL  0.22% ($48,010)
from Morgan County, IN  0.19% ($53,391)
from Brown County, IN  0.17% ($35,221)


9.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
Indiana average:

6.25%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($383 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.11%
Indiana average:

0.03%

4.43% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($17,904 average AGI)
4.62% relocated to other states ($26,363 average AGI)
Monroe County:

4.62%
Indiana average:

2.40%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IN  1.07% ($35,687 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, IN  0.47% ($38,250)
to Greene County, IN  0.36% ($36,024)
to Owen County, IN  0.34% ($33,881)
to Cook County, IL  0.33% ($51,423)
to Johnson County, IN  0.26% ($40,264)
to Hamilton County, IN  0.21% ($47,163)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
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: 14,931 (12,615 aged, 2,316 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,807 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (877)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (709)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (556)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (525)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (412)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (409)
  • Unspecified dementia (371)
  • Congestive heart failure (341)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (285)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (238)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,154
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 694
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,163

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,012
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 620
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 104

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 80.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.7
  • Other - 39.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 146,986
  • In family households: 90,591 (16,129 male householders, 14,959 female householders)
    22,504 spouses, 28,594 children (26,787 natural, 818 adopted, 989 stepchildren), 1,184 grandchildren, 1,348 brothers or sisters, 887 parents, 1,527 other relatives, 3,459 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 41,375 (11,881 male householders (7,716 living alone)), 14,078 female householders (9,737 living alone)), 15,416 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 15,020

Size of family households: 16,892 2-persons, 7,046 3-persons, 4,850 4-persons, 1,461 5-persons, 711 6-persons, 128 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,453 1-person, 5,770 2-persons, 1,531 3-persons, 1,126 4-persons, 79 5-persons.

14,075 married couples with children.
7,200 single-parent households (1,231 men, 5,969 women).

88.5% of residents of Monroe speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
5.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $633,254,000 ($5,233 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $26,862,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $211,957,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $97,539,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,107,000
Federal grants: $272,181,000
Federal procurement contracts: $18,797,000 ($7,750,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $29,674,000 ($6,865,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $411,352,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $171,715,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,000,000

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

Births: 6,434
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,896
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,048
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,626
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.72 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Monroe County, Indiana
  • Year house built in Monroe County, Indiana
  • 1,3442014 or later
  • 2,3082010 to 2013
  • 9,9732000 to 2009
  • 12,2721990 to 1999
  • 7,6671980 to 1989
  • 10,9351970 to 1979
  • 7,6211960 to 1969
  • 3,3211950 to 1959
  • 1,7991940 to 1949
  • 4,3101939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Indiana
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 8113 rooms
  • 2,1484 rooms
  • 6,1555 rooms
  • 6,5456 rooms
  • 4,9357 rooms
  • 3,8258 rooms
  • 6,1669+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Indiana
  • 1,0161 room
  • 2,4462 rooms
  • 6,1453 rooms
  • 7,7054 rooms
  • 4,6355 rooms
  • 2,5786 rooms
  • 1,2187 rooms
  • 3838 rooms
  • 3369+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Indiana
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1661 bedroom
  • 5,3992 bedrooms
  • 16,8733 bedrooms
  • 6,4784 bedrooms
  • 1,6695+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Indiana
  • 1,174no bedroom
  • 7,7951 bedroom
  • 10,1052 bedrooms
  • 4,9443 bedrooms
  • 2,1874 bedrooms
  • 2575+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 489no vehicle
  • 8,4841 vehicle
  • 14,8252 vehicles
  • 4,9893 vehicles
  • 9464 vehicles
  • 8525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,620no vehicle
  • 12,0891 vehicle
  • 6,8292 vehicles
  • 2,1503 vehicles
  • 6704 vehicles
  • 1045+ vehicles

67.9% 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, 59% lived in Indiana.

Monroe County:

67.9%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 87,989
  • Other state: 44,449
  • Northeast: 7,529
  • Midwest: 18,311
  • South: 13,060
  • West: 5,549
Year householders moved into unit in Monroe County, IN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 54.9%Utility gas
  • 33.0%Electricity
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.7%Electricity
  • 33.9%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 569
Here:

5.3%
Indiana:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 305
Here:

5.7%
Indiana:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 741
Here:

2.4%
Indiana:

21.9%

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

Monroe County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,860,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,576,000
    Sewerage: $1,147,000
    Air Transportation: $419,000
    Parks and Recreation: $278,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $4,709,000
    Regular Highways: $2,962,000
    Correctional Institutions: $562,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $7,342,000
    Regular Highways: $6,400,000
    General - Other: $5,616,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,541,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,762,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,302,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,856,000
    Financial Administration: $1,625,000
    Health - Other: $1,620,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,540,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,176,000
    Corrections - Other: $851,000
    Air Transportation: $743,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $608,000
    Sewerage: $484,000
    Police Protection: $437,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $350,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $444,000
    Benefit Payments: $222,000
    Corporate Bonds: $172,000
    From Other Governments: $76,000
    Total Other Securities: $64,000
    Withdrawals: $0
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $91,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $827,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,968,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,717,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $555,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $410,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $764,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $561,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $983,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $958,000
    General Revenue - Other: $456,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $380,000
    General - Other: $123,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
    Police Protection: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,642,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,859,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,234,000
    Highways: $3,881,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,778,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,928,000
    Individual Income: $16,115,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,047,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,798,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,305,000
    Other License: $719,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,781,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,860,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,576,000
    Sewerage: $1,147,000
    Air Transportation: $419,000
    Parks and Recreation: $278,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $4,709,000
    Regular Highways: $2,962,000
    Correctional Institutions: $562,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $7,342,000
    Regular Highways: $6,400,000
    General - Other: $5,616,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,541,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,762,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,302,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,856,000
    Financial Administration: $1,625,000
    Health - Other: $1,620,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,540,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,176,000
    Corrections - Other: $851,000
    Air Transportation: $743,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $608,000
    Sewerage: $484,000
    Police Protection: $437,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $350,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $444,000
    Benefit Payments: $222,000
    Corporate Bonds: $172,000
    From Other Governments: $76,000
    Total Other Securities: $64,000
    Withdrawals: $0
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $91,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $827,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,968,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,717,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $555,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $410,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $764,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $561,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $983,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $958,000
    General Revenue - Other: $456,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $380,000
    General - Other: $123,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
    Police Protection: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,642,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,859,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,234,000
    Highways: $3,881,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,778,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,928,000
    Individual Income: $16,115,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,047,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,798,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,305,000
    Other License: $719,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,781,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,860,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,576,000
    Sewerage: $1,147,000
    Air Transportation: $419,000
    Parks and Recreation: $278,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $4,709,000
    Regular Highways: $2,962,000
    Correctional Institutions: $562,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $7,342,000
    Regular Highways: $6,400,000
    General - Other: $5,616,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,541,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,762,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,302,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,856,000
    Financial Administration: $1,625,000
    Health - Other: $1,620,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,540,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,176,000
    Corrections - Other: $851,000
    Air Transportation: $743,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $608,000
    Sewerage: $484,000
    Police Protection: $437,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $350,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $444,000
    Benefit Payments: $222,000
    Corporate Bonds: $172,000
    From Other Governments: $76,000
    Total Other Securities: $64,000
    Withdrawals: $0
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $91,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $827,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,968,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,717,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $555,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $410,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $764,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $561,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $983,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $958,000
    General Revenue - Other: $456,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $380,000
    General - Other: $123,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
    Police Protection: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,642,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,859,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,234,000
    Highways: $3,881,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,778,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,928,000
    Individual Income: $16,115,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,047,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,798,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,305,000
    Other License: $719,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,781,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,860,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,576,000
    Sewerage: $1,147,000
    Air Transportation: $419,000
    Parks and Recreation: $278,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $4,709,000
    Regular Highways: $2,962,000
    Correctional Institutions: $562,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $7,342,000
    Regular Highways: $6,400,000
    General - Other: $5,616,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,541,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,762,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,302,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,856,000
    Financial Administration: $1,625,000
    Health - Other: $1,620,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,540,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,176,000
    Corrections - Other: $851,000
    Air Transportation: $743,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $608,000
    Sewerage: $484,000
    Police Protection: $437,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $350,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $444,000
    Benefit Payments: $222,000
    Corporate Bonds: $172,000
    From Other Governments: $76,000
    Total Other Securities: $64,000
    Withdrawals: $0
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $91,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $827,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,968,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,717,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $555,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $410,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $764,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $561,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $983,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $958,000
    General Revenue - Other: $456,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $380,000
    General - Other: $123,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
    Police Protection: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,642,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,859,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,234,000
    Highways: $3,881,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,778,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,928,000
    Individual Income: $16,115,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,047,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,798,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,305,000
    Other License: $719,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,781,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,401
  • Number of aged recipients: 74
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,327
  • Number of recipients under 18: 198
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,036
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 167
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 544
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 597
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED445$134,802927$149,4072,931$159,408187$50,73319$2,772,421290$123,25564$64,688
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$112,22247$154,532169$158,28412$58,2500$023$110,6968$78,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED59$122,339118$145,644701$164,71075$30,2931$280,00061$113,85238$59,158
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN61$131,55792$166,033508$161,24016$121,4380$032$119,43810$70,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$130,08310$197,600116$158,2245$156,4000$04$149,7500$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED193$166,699161$167,4532$176,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$178,93560$210,2002$146,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$176,69220$181,3500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$181,50010$208,8000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$173,33310$175,6001$75,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Monroe, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Monroe, IN - Value
Most common first names in Monroe County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary55478.9 years
John43274.5 years
William42975.1 years
Robert42170.2 years
James39272.4 years
Charles35574.6 years
Dorothy21779.3 years
Helen21280.0 years
Ruth19879.3 years
George19675.5 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20075.9 years
Johnson14275.5 years
Deckard14075.8 years
Brown11277.8 years
Jones11279.5 years
Taylor9376.1 years
Miller9278.3 years
May8274.9 years
Richardson8075.6 years
Moore7876.2 years
Businesses in Monroe County, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marriott3
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets20
AT&T5Maurices1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Mazda1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's5
Aeropostale1Menards1
American Eagle Outfitters1Motel 61
Applebee's1Motherhood Maternity1
Arby's4New Balance2
Audi1Nike9
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Nissan1
Barnes & Noble1Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond2Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Outback1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King4Pac Sun1
CVS5Panda Express1
Chevrolet1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza3
Chico's1Payless1
Chipotle1Penske2
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
ColorTyme1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Cracker Barrel1Plato's Closet1
Curves2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
DHL1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
Dunkin Donuts1SAS Shoes2
Express1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx17Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop2Starbucks6
H&R Block5Steak 'n Shake3
Hardee's1Subway12
Hilton1Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile4
Holiday Inn2T.G.I. Driday's1
Hollister Co.1T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell3
Hot Topic1Target1
Hyundai1The Limited1
Jones New York2Toyota1
Journeys1Toys"R"Us1
Justice1Travelodge1
KFC2True Value1
Kincaid2U-Haul7
Kmart2UPS27
Kohl's1Urban Outfitters1
Kroger4Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture3Victoria's Secret1
LensCrafters1Volkswagen1
Little Caesars Pizza2Walmart1
Long John Silver's2Wendy's4
Lowe's1White Castle1
Macy's1

Monroe County on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"