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Monroe County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 35,967 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Monroe County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Retail trade (22.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.7%), Construction (12.9%), Manufacturing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Monroe County, MS (2017)
    • 23,88362.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 11,10129.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4541.2%Two or more races
    • 3831.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 310.08%Asian alone
    • 310.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.03%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 100.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 17,138  (47.7%)
Females: 18,829  (52.3%)
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Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,110 ($30,307 in 1999)
This county:

$40,110
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $386 (lower quartile is $223, upper quartile is $507)
This county:

$386
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,354 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Monroe:

$110,354
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,298 - $169,732
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $932
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $298

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

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Monroe, MS residents
Average permit cost in Monroe, MS
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $833 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $574 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Monroe, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Monroe, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Monroe, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.2%
Monroe County:

18.2%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Black residents, 8.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.1% for American Indian residents, 85.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 44.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.8 years old
(Males: 40.3 years old, Females: 43.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.1 years old, Black residents: 38.9 years old, American Indian residents: 46.3 years old, Asian residents: 54.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.6 years old, Other race residents: 37.5 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:

4.9%
Mississippi:

4.8%

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

Current college students: 889
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 157 (53.7% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 412000 to 2009
  • 191990 to 1999
  • 891980 to 1989
  • 281970 to 1979
  • 64Before 1970

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: 11,768
  • One, attached: 66
  • Two: 471
  • 3 or 4: 258
  • 5 to 9: 244
  • 10 to 19: 65
  • 20 or more: 26
  • Mobile homes: 3,913
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 73

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 4,634 (80 second mortgage, 193 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,005

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 28, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4248: January 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4248, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe 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: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2010 to April 24, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1906: April 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1550: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1550, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 08, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1470: May 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 1470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 10, 2002 to November 11, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1443: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1443, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe 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: 1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 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: 9,214 (88.3%)
  • Carpooled: 870 (8.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 41 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 106 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 227 (2.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

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


  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • 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


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Indonesia (11%)
  • Pakistan (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Other South America (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County


  • American (18%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • African (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $47,655.

5.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,566 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.84% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($25,475 average AGI)
1.27% relocated from other states ($8,092 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.27%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, MS  1.47% ($26,983 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.41% ($56,314)
from Itawamba County, MS  0.39% ($36,771)
from Clay County, MS  0.32% ($33,400)
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.32% ($27,333)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.48% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($25,576 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($8,031 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.28%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, MS  1.24% ($34,217 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, MS  0.44% ($37,056)
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.37% ($23,444)
to Itawamba County, MS  0.33% ($33,244)

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 population 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
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: 7,343 (5,413 aged, 1,930 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,179 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 10,562
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 316
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,198

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,493
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,212
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

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: 35,967
  • In family households: 30,447 (4,780 male householders, 4,485 female householders)
    6,782 spouses, 11,379 children (10,552 natural, 293 adopted, 508 stepchildren), 1,186 grandchildren, 403 brothers or sisters, 327 parents, 489 other relatives, 565 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,063 (1,868 male householders (1,620 living alone)), 2,700 female householders (2,565 living alone)), 489 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 426

Size of family households: 4,537 2-persons, 2,151 3-persons, 1,405 4-persons, 819 5-persons, 287 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,186 1-person, 370 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 14 4-persons.

4,739 married couples with children.
2,501 single-parent households (533 men, 1,968 women).

99.2% of residents of Monroe speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (13% speak English very well, 87% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $209,718,000 ($5,527 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:

6.3
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.7

Year house built in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • 4012014 or later
  • 3582010 to 2013
  • 1,6492000 to 2009
  • 2,8731990 to 1999
  • 2,4511980 to 1989
  • 3,2691970 to 1979
  • 2,2581960 to 1969
  • 1,9461950 to 1959
  • 6581940 to 1949
  • 8541939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • 261 room
  • 1132 rooms
  • 2133 rooms
  • 7464 rooms
  • 2,1065 rooms
  • 2,6396 rooms
  • 2,3027 rooms
  • 1,1638 rooms
  • 1,3249+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • 291 room
  • 492 rooms
  • 2903 rooms
  • 9384 rooms
  • 8795 rooms
  • 5056 rooms
  • 3887 rooms
  • 2038 rooms
  • 429+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • 47no bedroom
  • 2871 bedroom
  • 1,5602 bedrooms
  • 6,3813 bedrooms
  • 1,9104 bedrooms
  • 3635+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Mississippi
  • 40no bedroom
  • 5361 bedroom
  • 1,0752 bedrooms
  • 1,2633 bedrooms
  • 3374 bedrooms
  • 545+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Mississippi 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
  • 342no vehicle
  • 2,7011 vehicle
  • 3,8792 vehicles
  • 2,3493 vehicles
  • 8404 vehicles
  • 5285+ 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
  • 639no vehicle
  • 1,5271 vehicle
  • 7652 vehicles
  • 3073 vehicles
  • 594 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

89.6% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Mississippi.

Monroe County:

89.6%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 29,635
  • Other state: 6,220
  • Northeast: 205
  • Midwest: 1,712
  • South: 3,922
  • West: 347
Year householders moved into unit in Monroe County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 55.5%Electricity
  • 23.2%Utility gas
  • 19.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.9%Electricity
  • 24.8%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 287
Here:

7.5%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 60
Here:

3.1%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 100
Here:

8.7%
Mississippi:

12.5%

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:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,771,000
    Other: $1,140,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,373,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,288,000
    Police Protection: $4,543,000
    Financial Administration: $2,326,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,818,000
    General - Other: $1,681,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,164,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,120,000
    Health - Other: $856,000
    General Public Buildings: $791,000
    Central Staff Services: $605,000
    Correctional Institutions: $560,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $301,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $564,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,718,000
    Other - Libraries: $90,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $54,000
    Other - Health - Other: $46,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $148,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,785,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,422,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,777,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,645,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $4,799,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $546,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $97,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $679,000
    General - Other: $434,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,116,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,302,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,596,000
    Highways: $2,248,000
    Other: $1,578,000
    Health and Hospitals: $531,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,575,000
    Other License: $556,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $742,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,771,000
    Other: $1,140,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,373,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,288,000
    Police Protection: $4,543,000
    Financial Administration: $2,326,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,818,000
    General - Other: $1,681,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,164,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,120,000
    Health - Other: $856,000
    General Public Buildings: $791,000
    Central Staff Services: $605,000
    Correctional Institutions: $560,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $301,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $564,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,718,000
    Other - Libraries: $90,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $54,000
    Other - Health - Other: $46,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $148,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,785,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,422,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,777,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,645,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $4,799,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $546,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $97,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $679,000
    General - Other: $434,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,116,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,302,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,596,000
    Highways: $2,248,000
    Other: $1,578,000
    Health and Hospitals: $531,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,575,000
    Other License: $556,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $742,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,771,000
    Other: $1,140,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,373,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,288,000
    Police Protection: $4,543,000
    Financial Administration: $2,326,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,818,000
    General - Other: $1,681,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,164,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,120,000
    Health - Other: $856,000
    General Public Buildings: $791,000
    Central Staff Services: $605,000
    Correctional Institutions: $560,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $301,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $564,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,718,000
    Other - Libraries: $90,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $54,000
    Other - Health - Other: $46,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $148,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,785,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,422,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,777,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,645,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $4,799,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $546,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $97,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $679,000
    General - Other: $434,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,116,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,302,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,596,000
    Highways: $2,248,000
    Other: $1,578,000
    Health and Hospitals: $531,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,575,000
    Other License: $556,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $742,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,771,000
    Other: $1,140,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,373,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,288,000
    Police Protection: $4,543,000
    Financial Administration: $2,326,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,818,000
    General - Other: $1,681,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,164,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,120,000
    Health - Other: $856,000
    General Public Buildings: $791,000
    Central Staff Services: $605,000
    Correctional Institutions: $560,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $301,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $564,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,718,000
    Other - Libraries: $90,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $54,000
    Other - Health - Other: $46,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $148,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,785,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,422,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,777,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,645,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $4,799,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $546,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $97,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $679,000
    General - Other: $434,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,116,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,302,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,596,000
    Highways: $2,248,000
    Other: $1,578,000
    Health and Hospitals: $531,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,575,000
    Other License: $556,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $742,000

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
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