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Monroe County, New York (NY)

County population in 2014: 749,857 (94% urban, 6% rural); it was 735,343 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 139,489
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 53,636
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 186,458
Renter-occupied apartments: 107,297 (it was 100,054 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

47%

Land area: 659 sq. mi.

Water area: 706.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 1137 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monroe County: 103.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.9%), Educational, health and social services (20.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Monroe County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (72.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (14.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.3%)
  • Asian alone (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 361,767  (48.2%)
Females: 388,090  (51.8%)

Monroe County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $54,077 ($44,891 in 1999)

This county:

$54,077
New York:

$60,850

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $738 (lower quartile is $570, upper quartile is $905)
This county:

$738
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $143,100 (it was $98,200 in 2000)
Monroe:

$143,100
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,800 - $199,000

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $169,198
Here:

$169,198
State:

$344,789

Townhouses or other attached units: $164,241
Here:

$164,241
State:

$553,457

In 2-unit structures: $159,074
Here:

$159,074
State:

$524,046

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,908
Here:

$196,908
State:

$600,393

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $228,183
Here:

$228,183
State:

$779,069

Mobile homes: $20,172
Here:

$20,172
State:

$72,935
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,366
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $586

Institutionalized population: 7,361

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 27
  • Robberies: 53
  • Assaults: 134
  • Burglaries: 602
  • Thefts: 3308
  • Auto thefts: 179

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 47
  • Assaults: 174
  • Burglaries: 809
  • Thefts: 4125
  • Auto thefts: 301
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Health of residents in Monroe County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
78.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
77.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 950 buildings, average cost: $210,600
  • 2008: 833 buildings, average cost: $204,400
  • 2009: 681 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2010: 619 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2011: 634 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2012: 790 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2013: 648 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2014: 773 buildings, average cost: $224,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $4,731 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $4,033 (2.9%)

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 2015: 14.9%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.9% for American Indian residents, 5.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.7% for other race residents, 27.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.9%
Monroe County:

14.9%
New York:

15.4%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.5% for American Indian residents, 5.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.0% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Rochester, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $537 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $656 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $788 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rochester, Irondequoit, Perinton, Henrietta, Brighton, Penfield, Gates, Chili, Ogden, Gates-North Gates.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Brighton town1180.70.3 - 1.31512 - 17
Chili town602.31.3 - 3.71411 - 18
Clarkson town81.80.3 - 5.42012 - 29
East Rochester town101.30.3 - 3.9137 - 20
Gates town401.70.7 - 3.31612 - 21
Greece town1790.60.3 - 1.097 - 10
Hamlin town221.00.2 - 2.8139 - 19
Henrietta town640.80.3 - 1.71310 - 17
Irondequoit town1040.80.4 - 1.3119 - 14
Mendon town1562321 - 264845 - 51
Ogden town781.70.9 - 3.02218 - 26
Parma town560.80.3 - 1.81613 - 20
Penfield town25532 - 42220 - 24
Perinton town14865 - 82421 - 27
Pittsford town1030.60.3 - 1.21311 - 16
Riga town2642 - 72822 - 35
Rochester city2090.60.4 - 0.997 - 10
Rush town5797 - 123834 - 43
Sweden town2031 - 62317 - 29
Webster town691.00.5 - 2.0118 - 14
Wheatland town542622 - 305550 - 61
Monroe county18362 14 

2012 air pollution in Monroe County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.208 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Monroe County: Bushart Farms (A), Alasa Farms (B), Albright Fruit Farm (C), Amans Nursery (D), Arbor Road Nursery (E), Batz Tree Farm (F), Boekhout Farms (G), CC Farms (H), Cummings Family Farm (I), Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm (J), Frankes Nursery (K), G And S Orchards (L), Gansz Farms (M), Haywoods Fruit Farm (N), Heiden Valley Farms (O), Jackson Farms (P), L And B Farm (Q), Lagoner Farms (R), Long Acre Farm (S), Maiers Mud Acres (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Monroe County include: North Ontario United Methodist Church (A), Saint Johns Chapel (B), Huron Presbyterian Church (C), Rose United Methodist Church (D), Alton United Methodist Church (E), Reformed Church of East Williamson (F), Free Methodist Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lockpit Cemetery (1), Roe Cemetery (2), Butler-Savannah Cemetery (3), Rose Cemetery (4), Saint Patricks Cemetery (5), Bushnell Cemetery (6), Livingston Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Metz Pond (A), Mud Pond (B), Port Bay (C), Sheers Pond (D), Turtle Pond (E), Crusoe Lake (F), Millpond (G), Wildlife Marsh Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Butler Creek (B), Third Creek (C), Wolcott Creek (D), Fly Creek (E), Bear Creek (F), Sodus Creek (G), First Creek (H), Pond Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Crescent Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Crawford County, Wisconsin , Montgomery County , Niagara County , Ontario County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 56,430
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 53,743 (55% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

7.3%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 12,064
  • 1990 to 1994: 7,492
  • 1985 to 1989: 5,377
  • 1980 to 1984: 4,626
  • 1975 to 1979: 3,552
  • 1970 to 1974: 3,176
  • 1970 to 1974: 4,602
  • 1965 to 1969: 12,854
Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 190,435
  • One, attached: 15,681
  • Two: 24,590
  • 3 or 4: 21,060
  • 5 to 9: 22,493
  • 10 to 19: 8,609
  • 20 or more: 19,288
  • Mobile homes: 2,166
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 66

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 125,349 (9,994 second mortgage, 19,416 home equity loan, 587 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 46,200

Here:

73.1% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic191,11265
Evangelical Protestant60,385240
Mainline Protestant53,463151
Other28,55074
Black Protestant9,45930
Orthodox2,03811
None399,337-
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: 175
Monroe County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 70
This county:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 170
Monroe County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 552
This county:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

7.9%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

26.4%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 169 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85,477
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $685.52
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,004
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $99,142
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.92
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 40.02%
Corn for grain: 15219 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 12401 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5548 harvested acres
Vegetables: 11,088 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,845 acres

Tornado activity:

Monroe County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 67622734.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 173.7 miles away from Monroe County center
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) earthquake occurred 182.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 215.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 210.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 212.3 miles away from Monroe 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 182.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 13, 2004 to September 16, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1564: October 01, 2004, FEMA Id: 1564, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Ice Storm, Incident Period: April 03, 2003 to April 05, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1467: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1467, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • New York Virus Threat, Incident Period: May 22, 2000 to November 01, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3155: October 11, 2000, FEMA Id: 3155, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 03, 1999 to March 06, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3138: March 10, 1999, FEMA Id: 3138, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Storms, Incident Period: September 07, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1244: September 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1244, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 25, 1998 to July 10, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1233: July 07, 1998, FEMA Id: 1233, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 05, 1998 to January 17, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1196: January 06, 1998, FEMA Id: 1196, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Italy (9%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Ukraine (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)

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

  • Italian (19%)
  • German (15%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (8%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Monroe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 283,062 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 29,022 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8,851 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 80 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 106 (0%)
  • Railroad: 36 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 25 (0%)
  • Taxi: 323 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 217 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 713 (0%)
  • Walked: 11,601 (3%)
  • Other means: 1,576 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 9,407 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Monroe County, New York in 2000:

  • 13,283 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 6,103 people in nursing homes
  • 1,398 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,280 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 830 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 699 people in religious group quarters
  • 660 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 572 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 368 people in other group homes
  • 274 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 185 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 174 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 172 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 146 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 112 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 101 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 90 people in state prisons
  • 25 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 18 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Monroe County, New York in 2010:

  • 14,361 people in college/university student housing
  • 4,938 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,121 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,407 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,052 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 626 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 495 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 315 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 267 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 181 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 123 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 115 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 109 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 92 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 66 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,171.

3.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,261 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.32%
New York average:

5.06%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($578 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.08%

1.75% relocated from other counties in New York ($19,903 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($19,780 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.53%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wayne County, NY  0.26% ($37,263 average AGI)
from Ontario County, NY  0.21% ($42,240)
from Erie County, NY  0.17% ($37,071)
from Livingston County, NY  0.16% ($35,083)
from Orleans County, NY  0.10% ($33,603)
from Genesee County, NY  0.09% ($34,181)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.09% ($43,186)


3.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
New York average:

5.46%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($641 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.11%

1.53% relocated to other counties in New York ($17,043 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($29,269 average AGI)
Monroe County:

2.13%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wayne County, NY  0.24% ($42,810 average AGI)
to Ontario County, NY  0.23% ($60,528)
to Erie County, NY  0.17% ($32,012)
to Livingston County, NY  0.13% ($41,494)
to Orleans County, NY  0.10% ($35,460)
to New York County, NY  0.07% ($43,636)
to Genesee County, NY  0.07% ($34,081)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Monroe County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.8%
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: 117,350 (96,785 aged, 20,565 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,617 (4%)

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, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (8,795)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (6,473)
  • Unspecified dementia (6,258)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,301)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,367)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,976)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,852)
  • Congestive heart failure (2,824)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2,617)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2,043)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.68
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,047
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 263
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,988

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,144
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 892
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 66
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 5,242

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 68.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 46.8
  • Cut/Pierce - 9.7
  • Other - 11.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 65.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 27.4
  • Suffocation - 21.9
  • Poisoning - 8.9
  • Other - 7.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 718,061
  • In family households: 570,195 (118,793 male householders, 65,460 female householders)
    129,638 spouses, 208,825 children (196,800 natural, 4,967 adopted, 7,058 stepchildren), 12,314 grandchildren, 5,890 brothers or sisters, 5,273 parents, 6,253 other relatives, 14,824 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 147,866 (53,529 male householders (39,699 living alone)), 62,640 female householders (51,939 living alone)), 31,697 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 26,283 (7,361 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 79,867 2-persons, 43,867 3-persons, 36,916 4-persons, 15,513 5-persons, 5,190 6-persons, 2,900 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 91,638 1-person, 19,897 2-persons, 2,799 3-persons, 1,414 4-persons, 301 5-persons, 77 6-persons, 43 7-or-more-persons.

118,130 married couples with children.
54,341 single-parent households (8,323 men, 46,018 women).

87.9% of residents of Monroe County speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
5.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,444,080,000 ($6,045 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $302,712,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,676,583,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $917,514,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,250,000
Federal grants: $1,264,672,000
Federal procurement contracts: $319,789,000 ($231,096,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $247,273,000 ($36,890,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $239,473,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $316,002,000
Federal Government insurance: $230,726,000

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

Births: 47,355
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 33,289
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10,077
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -25,370
Here -35 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 77.18 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 456
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,757
  • 2000 to 2009: 21,549
  • 1990 to 1999: 26,942
  • 1980 to 1989: 35,022
  • 1970 to 1979: 42,220
  • 1960 to 1969: 48,415
  • 1950 to 1959: 45,553
  • 1940 to 1949: 20,711
  • 1939 or earlier: 79,237
Note: State values scaled to Monroe population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 1 room: 78
  • 2 rooms: 403
  • 3 rooms: 2,169
  • 4 rooms: 9,041
  • 5 rooms: 27,896
  • 6 rooms: 48,797
  • 7 rooms: 42,581
  • 8 rooms: 32,352
  • 9+ rooms: 23,141
  • 1 room: 4,811
  • 2 rooms: 8,584
  • 3 rooms: 24,771
  • 4 rooms: 25,524
  • 5 rooms: 17,272
  • 6 rooms: 11,135
  • 7 rooms: 4,442
  • 8 rooms: 2,168
  • 9+ rooms: 1,347
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • no bedroom: 170
  • 1 bedroom: 2,602
  • 2 bedrooms: 27,257
  • 3 bedrooms: 98,124
  • 4 bedrooms: 50,425
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7,880
  • no bedroom: 6,348
  • 1 bedroom: 34,586
  • 2 bedrooms: 37,179
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,994
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,904
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,043
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • no vehicle: 6,600
  • 1 vehicle: 53,947
  • 2 vehicles: 92,673
  • 3 vehicles: 25,115
  • 4 vehicles: 6,385
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,738
  • no vehicle: 26,279
  • 1 vehicle: 49,886
  • 2 vehicles: 19,804
  • 3 vehicles: 2,948
  • 4 vehicles: 711
  • 5+ vehicles: 426

59% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in New York.

Monroe County:

58.7%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 549,408
  • Northeast: 40,517
  • Midwest: 24,747
  • South: 41,813
  • West: 9,788

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,300


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
  • Utility gas (86.6%)
  • Electricity (6.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (69.0%)
  • Electricity (24.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10,067
Here:

10.9%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,879
Here:

9.1%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20,229
Here:

45.0%
New York:

38.2%

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 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $54,429,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $50,775,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,834,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,788,000
    General - Other: $3,243,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $164,238,000
    Other Higher Education: $104,995,000
    Health - Other: $91,408,000
    General - Other: $82,853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $62,787,000
    Hospitals: $55,830,000
    Police Protection: $53,123,000
    Sewerage: $40,431,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,117,000
    Water Utilities: $29,945,000
    Corrections - Other: $20,703,000
    Financial Administration: $16,233,000
    Electric Utilities: $15,464,000
    Air Transportation: $14,626,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $14,568,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,145,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,782,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $12,328,000
    Regular Highways: $12,078,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,045,000
    Libraries: $9,229,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,688,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,693,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,423,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,858,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $135,858,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $162,664,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,891,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,524,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,296,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,224,000
    General - Other: $670,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $654,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $543,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $206,270,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $55,610,000
    Higher Education - Other: $45,078,000
    All Other: $31,530,000
    Air Transportation: $26,564,000
    Sewerage: $20,126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,701,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,646,000
    Housing and Community Development: $346,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,178,000
    Education: $4,296,000
    All Other: $4,143,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,227,000
    Education: $2,379,000
    Highways: $396,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $43,693,000
    Interest Earnings: $28,199,000
    Special Assessments: $18,520,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,319,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,165,000
    Rents: $434,000
    Sale of Property: $258,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $53,653,000
    Electric Utilities: $15,464,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $239,456,000
    Health and Hospitals: $59,631,000
    Education: $43,696,000
    All Other: $37,483,000
    Highways: $5,708,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $311,483,000
    Property: $264,292,000
    Other Selective Sales: $913,000
    NEC: $198,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $565,869,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $529,779,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $349,484,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $321,769,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $97,680,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,915,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $69,965,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,825,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $147,570,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $74,170,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $83,877,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,961,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $387,414,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 20,400
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,943
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 18,457
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3,259
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 13,292
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 3,849
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 7,026
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 10,460
Monroe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 184 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 ORIGINATED3,653$114,7463,645$134,6857,552$127,9421,623$23,14532$797,813424$88,92517$46,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED177$112,955266$163,583743$133,509212$26,5990$035$97,3713$32,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED426$106,754329$112,7332,415$124,1501,108$18,76710$1,858,200219$72,68519$29,211
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN253$119,154306$142,6011,662$134,501157$49,9240$089$116,1121$156,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS51$103,29471$147,648567$131,64428$63,7861$525,00036$103,2501$37,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 158 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED854$144,644541$154,0763$96,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED195$146,267124$164,68515$89,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED125$138,02478$159,1790$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN66$131,90931$165,5482$42,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$140,0004$132,5003$100,333

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Monroe County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6,20380.5 years
John5,59974.9 years
William4,36475.2 years
Joseph3,88376.3 years
Robert3,15771.0 years
George2,99376.8 years
Charles2,98976.1 years
James2,93572.0 years
Helen2,88081.3 years
Margaret2,51680.8 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,69475.7 years
Miller1,09778.0 years
Brown84774.7 years
Johnson77573.8 years
Williams70373.1 years
Jones57073.6 years
Wilson46374.8 years
Davis46274.1 years
Clark42375.2 years
Thomas40074.2 years
Businesses in Monroe County, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4La Quinta1
ALDI2La-Z-Boy2
AMF Bowling3Lane Bryant1
AT&T15Lane Furniture3
Ace Hardware1LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts5Little Caesars Pizza3
Aeropostale1Lowe's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's2
Applebee's5Marriott4
Arby's6Marshalls2
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets16
AutoZone6Maurices1
Avenue1McDonald's17
Bally Total Fitness1Men's Wearhouse2
Barnes & Noble3Microtel1
Bath & Body Works3Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond3Motherhood Maternity2
Ben & Jerry's1New Balance8
Blockbuster5New York & Co3
Budget Car Rental2Nike33
Burger King9Nissan3
CVS9OfficeMax1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy2
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet4Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panera Bread5
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless4
Cold Stone Creamery7Penske6
Comfort Inn2PetSmart2
Cricket Wireless9Pier 1 Imports2
Curves7Pizza Hut8
DHL3Plato's Closet1
Days Inn1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack8
Dennys2Raymour & Flanigan1
Domino's Pizza2Red Robin1
DressBarn2Red Roof Inn1
Dressbarn2Rite Aid15
Dunkin Donuts27Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Rue212
Express1Sam's Club2
Famous Footwear2Sears3
Fashion Bug4Spencer Gifts1
FedEx52Sprint Nextel6
Finish Line1Staples2
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Starbucks12
Foot Locker1Subaru2
Ford3Subway24
GNC8Super 82
GameStop9T-Mobile18
Gap1T.G.I. Driday's1
Goodwill1T.J.Maxx2
H&M1Taco Bell5
H&R Block14Talbots1
Haworth1Target5
Hilton1Tim Hortons19
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn3True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul12
Honda1UPS66
Hot Topic1Value City Furniture1
Hyundai1Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless7
JoS. A. Bank2Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York4Volkswagen1
Journeys1Walgreens7
Just Tires1Walmart4
Justice2Wendy's8
KFC3Wet Seal1
Kmart3World Gym2
Kohl's1YMCA5
Kroger1

Monroe County on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"