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Monroe County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2017: 149,649 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 145,945 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 32,532
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,964
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 43,519
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,734 (it was 10,253 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%

Land area: 551 sq. mi.

Water area: 128.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 272 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Monroe County: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.7%), Construction (14.9%), Educational, health and social services (13.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Monroe County, MI (2017)
    • 137,24094.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,3683.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,4672.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,1841.5%Two or more races
    • 1,0310.7%Asian alone
    • 5370.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2210.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 74,623  (49.9%)
Females: 75,026  (50.1%)
Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,290 ($51,743 in 1999)
This county:

$59,290
Michigan:

$54,909

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $669 (lower quartile is $498, upper quartile is $829)
This county:

$669
State:

$693


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $165,600 (it was $126,600 in 2000)
Monroe:

$165,600
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,200 - $232,900

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $197,044
Here:

$197,044
State:

$200,684

Townhouses or other attached units: $146,666
Here:

$146,666
State:

$176,879

In 2-unit structures: $703,746
Here:

$703,746
State:

$141,485

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,189
Here:

$160,189
State:

$150,425

Mobile homes: $53,613
Here:

$53,613
State:

$52,615

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,259
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $493

Institutionalized population: 715

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 39
  • Robberies: 29
  • Assaults: 119
  • Burglaries: 591
  • Thefts: 1631
  • Auto thefts: 241

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 27
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 116
  • Burglaries: 552
  • Thefts: 1599
  • Auto thefts: 200
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 674 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1998: 676 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 1999: 756 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2000: 720 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2001: 678 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2002: 805 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2003: 992 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2004: 1077 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2005: 870 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2006: 560 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2007: 309 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2008: 114 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2009: 80 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2010: 113 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2011: 110 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2012: 136 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2013: 200 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 239 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2015: 243 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2016: 269 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2017: 298 buildings, average cost: $195,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Monroe, MI residents
Average permit cost in Monroe, MI
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,166 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,893 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Monroe, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Monroe, MI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Monroe, MI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.1%
Monroe County:

13.1%
Michigan:

14.2%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 15.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.1% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.8% for other race residents, 21.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.8 years old
(Males: 41.0 years old, Females: 44.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.2 years old, Black residents: 41.8 years old, American Indian residents: 47.3 years old, Asian residents: 42.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.1 years old, Other race residents: 43.7 years old)

Area name: Monroe, MI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $601 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $723 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $944 a month.

Cities in this county include: Monroe, Lambertville, Temperance, South Monroe, West Monroe, Dundee, Carleton, Detroit Beach, Woodland Beach, Stony Point.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: DeKalb County, Illinois , Colfax County, Nebraska , Garfield County, Nebraska , LaGrange County, Indiana , Sheridan County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

4.4%

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

Current college students: 6,669
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,082 (70.7% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

2.1%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5232010 or later
  • 7402000 to 2009
  • 5791990 to 1999
  • 4251980 to 1989
  • 3671970 to 1979
  • 1,031Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 48,640
  • One, attached: 1,195
  • Two: 1,282
  • 3 or 4: 1,580
  • 5 to 9: 2,377
  • 10 to 19: 1,840
  • 20 to 49: 756
  • 50 or more: 865
  • Mobile homes: 5,670
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 104

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 29,299 (696 second mortgage, 3,746 home equity loan, 48 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18,189

Here:

61.7% with mortgage
State:

60.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic31,98115
Evangelical Protestant24,84590
Mainline Protestant9,35934
Other2,3097
Black Protestant4883
Orthodox1401
None82,899-
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: 25
Monroe County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This county:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Monroe County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 83
This county:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

9.6%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

30.2%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 184 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,973
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $455.78
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.75%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $72,110
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,298
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.20
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.07%
Corn for grain: 60444 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 18435 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 95809 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4,479 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 299 acres

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 162.2 miles away from Monroe County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 121.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.1 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 258.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 138.0 miles away from Monroe County center
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) earthquake occurred 334.0 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:

  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3189: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3189, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Michigan Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 02, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3137: January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan FLOODING, Incident Period: March 29, 1982, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-654: March 29, 1982, FEMA Id: 654, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 12, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-371: April 12, 1973, FEMA Id: 371, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: December 01, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-363: December 01, 1972, FEMA Id: 363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-190: April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: 190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Monroe

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 40,124 (84.1%)
  • Carpooled: 3,446 (7.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 470 (1.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 460 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 89 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 743 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,439 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (15%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Iraq (4%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Other Southern Europe (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County


  • American (28%)
  • German (18%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 507 people in nursing homes
  • 259 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 208 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 161 people in other group homes
  • 128 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 69 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 66 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 18 people in halfway houses
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

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

  • 517 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 510 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 152 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 148 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 49 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 41 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 31 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,097.

4.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.64% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($26,125 average AGI)
2.27% relocated from other states ($25,332 average AGI)
Monroe County:

2.27%
Michigan average:

1.59%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wayne County, MI  1.46% ($51,435 average AGI)
from Lucas County, OH  1.00% ($57,759)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.35% ($45,629)
from Lenawee County, MI  0.22% ($36,807)
from Oakland County, MI  0.14% ($45,268)
from Wood County, OH  0.11% ($75,646)
from Macomb County, MI  0.07% ($43,000)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.50% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($21,996 average AGI)
2.59% relocated to other states ($28,374 average AGI)
Monroe County:

2.59%
Michigan average:

1.85%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lucas County, OH  1.16% ($42,333 average AGI)
to Wayne County, MI  1.15% ($45,461)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.38% ($49,190)
to Lenawee County, MI  0.26% ($54,459)
to Oakland County, MI  0.13% ($61,659)
to Wood County, OH  0.10% ($78,855)
to Macomb County, MI  0.09% ($44,173)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.5%
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: 22,520 (18,445 aged, 4,075 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,433 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,095)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,482)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,038)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (963)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (948)
  • Unspecified dementia (551)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (480)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (384)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (374)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (356)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.66
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,294
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 116
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,398

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,100
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 848
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 77.3
  • Poisoning - 22.9
  • Suffocation - 22.9
  • Other - 6.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 149,649
  • In family households: 126,096 (20,849 male householders, 19,944 female householders)
    31,210 spouses, 44,476 children (41,412 natural, 893 adopted, 2,171 stepchildren), 2,530 grandchildren, 819 brothers or sisters, 1,219 parents, 1,236 other relatives, 3,813 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,080 (9,225 male householders (7,862 living alone)), 9,510 female householders (8,731 living alone)), 3,345 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,473

Size of family households: 19,233 2-persons, 9,546 3-persons, 6,069 4-persons, 3,715 5-persons, 1,777 6-persons, 453 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,593 1-person, 1,594 2-persons, 199 3-persons, 293 4-persons, 56 6-persons.

20,583 married couples with children.
8,739 single-parent households (2,106 men, 6,633 women).

96.3% of residents of Monroe speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $591,134,000 ($3,875 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,144,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $319,217,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $154,649,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,518,000
Federal grants: $85,522,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,554,000 ($2,247,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,673,000 ($205,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $867,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $52,994,000
Federal Government insurance: $282,494,000

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

Births: 8,958
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,120
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +605
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,745
Here +31 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.73 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Monroe County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Monroe County, Michigan
  • 7772014 or later
  • 1,0622010 to 2013
  • 7,9122000 to 2009
  • 8,7431990 to 1999
  • 4,8001980 to 1989
  • 11,8441970 to 1979
  • 5,2491960 to 1969
  • 8,3391950 to 1959
  • 3,6811940 to 1949
  • 11,9021939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Michigan
  • 01 room
  • 2842 rooms
  • 6943 rooms
  • 2,8294 rooms
  • 8,0195 rooms
  • 11,7246 rooms
  • 9,2457 rooms
  • 6,3568 rooms
  • 8,3379+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Michigan
  • 6571 room
  • 3412 rooms
  • 1,8333 rooms
  • 3,3104 rooms
  • 2,6915 rooms
  • 1,7886 rooms
  • 6677 rooms
  • 4298 rooms
  • 3249+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Michigan
  • 49no bedroom
  • 6461 bedroom
  • 5,7882 bedrooms
  • 28,7723 bedrooms
  • 11,1134 bedrooms
  • 1,1205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Michigan
  • 727no bedroom
  • 3,0941 bedroom
  • 4,4762 bedrooms
  • 2,7163 bedrooms
  • 8784 bedrooms
  • 1495+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Michigan 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
  • 2,063no vehicle
  • 11,6741 vehicle
  • 19,5022 vehicles
  • 9,3963 vehicles
  • 3,1394 vehicles
  • 1,7145+ 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
  • 2,122no vehicle
  • 5,6261 vehicle
  • 3,5152 vehicles
  • 5693 vehicles
  • 1544 vehicles
  • 545+ vehicles

89.1% 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, 63% lived in Michigan.

Monroe County:

89.1%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 93,798
  • Other state: 52,166
  • Northeast: 2,623
  • Midwest: 39,246
  • South: 8,322
  • West: 1,975
Year householders moved into unit in Monroe County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.2%Utility gas
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 73.3%Utility gas
  • 18.4%Electricity
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,127
Here:

15.1%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 988
Here:

11.6%
Michigan:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 851
Here:

15.3%
Michigan:

15.3%

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:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,014,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,811,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,274,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,268,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $37,080,000
    General - Other: $18,526,000
    Regular Highways: $18,206,000
    Police Protection: $10,479,000
    Water Utilities: $8,913,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,694,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,554,000
    Libraries: $5,940,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,938,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,955,000
    Financial Administration: $1,149,000
    General Public Buildings: $914,000
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $697,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,965,000
    Highways: $3,056,000
    Health and Hospitals: $416,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,608,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,454,000
    Highways: $5,410,000
    Health and Hospitals: $998,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $183,656,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $171,771,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,801,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,346,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,098,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $643,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,904,000
    Special Assessments: $4,805,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,606,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,445,000
    Rents: $634,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $151,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,529,000
    General - Other: $1,178,000
    Libraries: $1,079,000
    Police Protection: $794,000
    Health - Other: $600,000
    Water Utilities: $299,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,564,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $171,771,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,403,000
    Highways: $15,455,000
    Other: $5,698,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,055,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,099,000
  • Tax - Property: $38,702,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $322,000
    Other License: $214,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,625,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,280,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,014,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,811,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,274,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,268,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $37,080,000
    General - Other: $18,526,000
    Regular Highways: $18,206,000
    Police Protection: $10,479,000
    Water Utilities: $8,913,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,694,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,554,000
    Libraries: $5,940,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,938,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,955,000
    Financial Administration: $1,149,000
    General Public Buildings: $914,000
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $697,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,965,000
    Highways: $3,056,000
    Health and Hospitals: $416,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,608,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,454,000
    Highways: $5,410,000
    Health and Hospitals: $998,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $183,656,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $171,771,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,801,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,346,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,098,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $643,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,904,000
    Special Assessments: $4,805,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,606,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,445,000
    Rents: $634,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $151,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,529,000
    General - Other: $1,178,000
    Libraries: $1,079,000
    Police Protection: $794,000
    Health - Other: $600,000
    Water Utilities: $299,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,564,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $171,771,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,403,000
    Highways: $15,455,000
    Other: $5,698,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,055,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,099,000
  • Tax - Property: $38,702,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $322,000
    Other License: $214,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,625,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,280,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,014,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,811,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,274,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,268,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $37,080,000
    General - Other: $18,526,000
    Regular Highways: $18,206,000
    Police Protection: $10,479,000
    Water Utilities: $8,913,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,694,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,554,000
    Libraries: $5,940,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,938,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,955,000
    Financial Administration: $1,149,000
    General Public Buildings: $914,000
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $697,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,965,000
    Highways: $3,056,000
    Health and Hospitals: $416,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,608,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,454,000
    Highways: $5,410,000
    Health and Hospitals: $998,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $183,656,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $171,771,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,801,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,346,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,098,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $643,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,904,000
    Special Assessments: $4,805,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,606,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,445,000
    Rents: $634,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $151,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,529,000
    General - Other: $1,178,000
    Libraries: $1,079,000
    Police Protection: $794,000
    Health - Other: $600,000
    Water Utilities: $299,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,564,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $171,771,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,403,000
    Highways: $15,455,000
    Other: $5,698,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,055,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,099,000
  • Tax - Property: $38,702,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $322,000
    Other License: $214,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,625,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,280,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,014,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,811,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,274,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,268,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $37,080,000
    General - Other: $18,526,000
    Regular Highways: $18,206,000
    Police Protection: $10,479,000
    Water Utilities: $8,913,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,694,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,554,000
    Libraries: $5,940,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,938,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,955,000
    Financial Administration: $1,149,000
    General Public Buildings: $914,000
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $697,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,965,000
    Highways: $3,056,000
    Health and Hospitals: $416,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,608,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,454,000
    Highways: $5,410,000
    Health and Hospitals: $998,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $183,656,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $171,771,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,801,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,346,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,098,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $643,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,904,000
    Special Assessments: $4,805,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,606,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,445,000
    Rents: $634,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $151,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,529,000
    General - Other: $1,178,000
    Libraries: $1,079,000
    Police Protection: $794,000
    Health - Other: $600,000
    Water Utilities: $299,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,564,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $171,771,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,403,000
    Highways: $15,455,000
    Other: $5,698,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,055,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,099,000
  • Tax - Property: $38,702,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $322,000
    Other License: $214,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,625,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,280,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,088
  • Number of aged recipients: 154
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,934
  • Number of recipients under 18: 376
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,419
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 293
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 747
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 995
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 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 ORIGINATED549$116,956490$97,7202,093$146,334117$40,02611$395,000124$83,677106$42,160
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED59$123,13675$82,333262$150,04230$25,3000$09$65,77852$38,481
APPLICATIONS DENIED132$108,220176$76,1421,113$155,754162$32,6601$792,00060$78,500116$45,526
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN92$107,18555$99,382394$160,90424$64,9581$2,750,00013$54,61515$44,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$112,66712$51,417113$156,3019$58,2220$03$63,3338$35,125
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED66$160,40931$186,8061$163,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$182,26331$183,8060$01$99,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$140,41917$152,2350$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$187,00013$190,6150$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$96,3334$155,5000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Monroe, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Monroe, MI - Value
Most common first names in Monroe County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary72879.2 years
William65272.8 years
John64674.1 years
Robert51469.1 years
James49369.1 years
Charles39674.4 years
Helen36479.5 years
George36375.0 years
Joseph31775.5 years
Edward28575.7 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26473.6 years
Miller23076.1 years
Johnson13872.9 years
Hoffman10378.3 years
Williams9773.2 years
Jones8973.1 years
Brown8675.1 years
Moore8371.6 years
Duvall8373.2 years
Wilson7274.0 years
Businesses in Monroe County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware3Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Applebee's2Maurices1
Arby's2Mazda1
AutoZone2McDonald's6
Bath & Body Works1Meijer1
Baymont Inn1Motel 61
Blockbuster1New Balance1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike7
Burger King5Nissan1
CVS1Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Church's Chicken1PetSmart1
Circle K2Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1Quality2
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack2
Curves4Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Deb1Rite Aid2
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Dressbarn1Sears2
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel3
FedEx9Staples1
Finish Line1Subway12
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
GNC2T-Mobile2
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell4
Goodwill1Target1
H&R Block5Tim Hortons4
Hilton1Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul4
Honda1UPS15
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Walgreens4
Kmart1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's6
Kohl's1White Castle1
Kroger4YMCA2

Monroe County on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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