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Monroe County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2014: 36,003 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 38,014 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,789
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,161
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,539
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,535 (it was 3,064 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

30%

Land area: 764 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monroe County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.2%), Retail trade (16.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Monroe County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (30.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 17,113  (47.5%)
Females: 18,890  (52.5%)
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Monroe County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,217 ($30,307 in 1999)

This county:

$36217
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $362 (lower quartile is $200, upper quartile is $515)
This county:

$362
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,614 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Monroe:

$76,614
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,538 - $133,991
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $851
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $283

Institutionalized population: 397
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $637 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $479 (0.7%)

Monroe County household income distribution in 2009 Monroe County home values distribution Monroe County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.7%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.5% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 58.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.3%
Monroe County:

21.3%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.3% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 69.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 51 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 47 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $402 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.

Cities in this county include: Amory, Aberdeen, Smithville, New Hamilton, Hatley, Hamilton, Gattman.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Kershaw County, South Carolina , Laurens County, South Carolina , Pike County, Arkansas , Tuscaloosa County, Alabama , Lynn County, Texas , Scurry County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 889
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 230 (58% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

0.6%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 33
  • 1985 to 1989: 45
  • 1980 to 1984: 44
  • 1975 to 1979: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 29
  • 1965 to 1969: 35

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,492
  • One, attached: 328
  • Two: 471
  • 3 or 4: 305
  • 5 to 9: 165
  • 10 to 19: 56
  • 20 or more: 125
  • Mobile homes: 3,239
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 55

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 4,036 (342 second mortgage, 273 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,315

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,00177
Mainline Protestant4,40332
Black Protestant1,1069
Catholic2292
Other32
None16,247-
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: 12
Monroe County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Monroe County:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

7.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

12.5%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

33.1%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 257 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,252
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $165.99
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.67%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,529
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,722
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.04
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.38%
Corn for grain: 11483 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1060 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 19401 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 27268 harvested acres
Vegetables: 102 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 56 acres

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from Monroe County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 40.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 158.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 169.4 miles away from the 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 198.9 miles away from Monroe County center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MississippiSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1972): April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • MississippiSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2010 to April 24, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1906): April 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1604): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiHurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1594): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1550): September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1550, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: May 5, 2003 to May 8, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1470): May 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • MississippiSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 10, 2002 to November 11, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1443): November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1443, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • MississippiTornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1360): February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • MississippiSevere Winter Storms, Ice and Freezing Rain, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 26, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1265): January 25, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • MississippiFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-906): May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (20%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Greece (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Taiwan (8%)
  • Japan (8%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County (%):

  • United States or American (26%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Monroe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,583 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 2,210 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 103 (1%)
  • Other means: 105 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 271 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 240 people in nursing homes
  • 67 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 47 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

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

  • 314 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,296.

4.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.04% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($18,228 average AGI)
1.60% relocated from other states ($10,793 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.60%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, MS  0.83% ($26,767 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.46% ($28,965)
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.32% ($24,600)
from Itawamba County, MS  0.31% ($26,474)
from Pontotoc County, MS  0.14% ($28,059)
from Lamar County, AL  0.13% ($53,313)
from Clay County, MS  0.13% ($19,063)


4.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.38% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($17,861 average AGI)
1.58% relocated to other states ($9,818 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.58%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, MS  1.29% ($26,581 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, MS  0.43% ($25,463)
to Itawamba County, MS  0.30% ($22,054)
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.27% ($19,848)
to Clay County, MS  0.18% ($21,182)
to Pontotoc County, MS  0.15% ($15,684)
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.09% ($19,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Monroe County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,343 (5,413 aged, 1,930 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,179 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (551)
  • Congestive heart failure (445)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (438)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (255)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (235)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (226)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (176)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (155)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (117)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (116)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10562.1
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 316.230
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49197.57

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1493.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1212.070
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.91
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.7

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.96

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.4. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,581
  • In family households: 31,784 (6,545 male householders, 3,689 female householders)
    6,953 spouses, 11,103 children (10,110 natural, 264 adopted, 729 stepchildren), 1,551 grandchildren, 379 brothers or sisters, 251 parents, 434 other relatives, 685 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,797 (1,857 male householders (1,585 living alone)), 2,394 female householders (2,239 living alone)), 546 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 408 (397 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,412 2-persons, 2,536 3-persons, 1,918 4-persons, 846 5-persons, 323 6-persons, 199 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,824 1-person, 355 2-persons, 42 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

5,893 married couples with children.
3,035 single-parent households (439 men, 2,596 women).

97.7% of residents of Monroe County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $209,718,000 ($5527 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,257,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $97,298,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $50,344,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,193,000
Federal grants: $48,205,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,815,000 ($56,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,863,000 ($2,290,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,276,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,804,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,783,000

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

Births: 2,629
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,993
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -909
Here -24 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.28 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 192
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,787
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,475
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,664
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,025
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,681
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,656
  • 1940 to 1949: 903
  • 1939 or earlier: 992
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 97
  • 3 rooms: 516
  • 4 rooms: 1,180
  • 5 rooms: 3,191
  • 6 rooms: 3,040
  • 7 rooms: 1,621
  • 8 rooms: 1,156
  • 9+ rooms: 736
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 186
  • 3 rooms: 364
  • 4 rooms: 916
  • 5 rooms: 801
  • 6 rooms: 412
  • 7 rooms: 240
  • 8 rooms: 68
  • 9+ rooms: 46
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 31
  • 1 bedroom: 296
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,656
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,670
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,585
  • 5+ bedrooms: 301
  • no bedroom: 77
  • 1 bedroom: 530
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,256
  • 3 bedrooms: 974
  • 4 bedrooms: 161
  • 5+ bedrooms: 66
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 802
  • 1 vehicle: 3,098
  • 2 vehicles: 4,690
  • 3 vehicles: 2,145
  • 4 vehicles: 537
  • 5+ vehicles: 267
  • no vehicle: 662
  • 1 vehicle: 1,490
  • 2 vehicles: 661
  • 3 vehicles: 185
  • 4 vehicles: 59
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

65% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Mississippi.

Monroe County:

65.2%
State average:

59.0%

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

  • This state: 31393
  • Northeast: 162
  • Midwest: 1701
  • South: 4086
  • West: 378

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (35.5%)
  • Utility gas (31.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.5%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Utility gas (43.9%)
  • Electricity (36.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 312
Here:

6.4%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 139
Here:

5.5%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

6.9%
Mississippi:

12.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Monroe County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,789,000
    General - Other: $1,837,000
    Police Protection: $1,578,000
    Financial Administration: $1,195,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,129,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $984,000
    General Public Buildings: $766,000
    Central Staff Services: $555,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $428,000
    Health Services - Other: $364,000
    Fire Protection: $331,000
    Corrections - Other: $229,000
    Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Air Transportation: $90,000
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $0
    Own Hospitals: $0
    Libraries: $0
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $0
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $325,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $569,000
    Libraries: $90,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $229,000
    Air Transportation: $161,000
    General Public Building: $142,000
    Police Protection: $117,000
    Regular Highways: $75,000
    Central Staff: $41,000
    Judicial: $39,000
    Fire Protection: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $2,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,395,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $883,000
    All Other: $314,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $0
    Highways: $0
    Public Welfare: $0
    All Other: $0
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $222,000
    All Other: $103,000
    Highways: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $869,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $407,000
    Rents: $260,000
    Property Sale Other: $34,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,023,000
    Highways: $993,000
    All Other: $343,000
    Public Welfare: $54,000
    Health & Hospitals: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,569,000
    NEC: $983,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $0

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,422,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $374,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,008,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $788,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $198,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,532,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $593,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,586
  • Number of aged recipients: 232
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,354
  • Number of recipients under 18: 260
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 880
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 446
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 727
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 662
Monroe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Monroe County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Monroe County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James29271.1 years
Mary24477.8 years
John22474.9 years
William20874.0 years
Willie18974.6 years
Robert16169.9 years
Charles10868.5 years
Annie10079.7 years
George9073.6 years
Thomas6270.9 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13375.5 years
Jones12873.5 years
Williams10972.9 years
Thompson9375.8 years
Moore7674.2 years
Johnson7472.8 years
Brown6872.8 years
Howell6577.1 years
Davis6477.5 years
Tubb6178.3 years
Businesses in Monroe County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone2McDonald's2
Baskin-Robbins1Nike2
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In2
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx3Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul2
GNC1UPS3
H&R Block2Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1