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Monroe County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 45,233 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 38,961 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,574
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,732
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,009
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,405 (it was 3,320 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

32%

Land area: 635 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 71 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monroe County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.3%), Construction (24.9%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 62%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Monroe County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 22,374  (49.5%)
Females: 22,859  (50.5%)

Monroe County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,539 ($30,337 in 1999)

This county:

$34539
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $483 (lower quartile is $353, upper quartile is $582)
This county:

$483
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,211 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Monroe:

$116,211
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,775 - $188,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $906
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $285

Institutionalized population: 429

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 149
  • Burglaries: 220
  • Thefts: 444
  • Auto thefts: 71

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

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 180
  • Burglaries: 227
  • Thefts: 472
  • Auto thefts: 75
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 164 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 2008: 114 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 2009: 67 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 2010: 62 buildings, average cost: $55,800
  • 2011: 53 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2012: 59 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2013: 65 buildings, average cost: $59,200
  • 2014: 61 buildings, average cost: $58,400

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 2013: $693 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $610 (0.6%)

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: 20.4%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.1% for Black residents, 36.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.1% for American Indian residents, 40.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.1%
Monroe County:

20.1%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.9% for Black residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.6% for American Indian residents, 41.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 57 years old, American Indian residents: 61 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 14 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $364 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $462 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $553 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sweetwater, Madisonville, Vonore, Tellico Plains.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Monroe County: Irad (A), Swan Valley Overlook (B), Lewis Park (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Monroe County include: Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church (A), Pineview Church (B), Loveless Church (C), Springer Ridge Church (D), Flat Rock Church (E), Slippery Church (F), Little Swan Church (G), Haley Chapel (H), Liberty Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Johnson Cemetery (1), Vincent Cemetery (2), Voorhies Cemetery (3), Walker Cemetery (4), Pioneer Cemetery (5), Kittrell Cemetery (6), Ledbetter Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Green Pond (A), Slag Pile Pond (B), Dan Maddox Fishing Lake (C), Highland Lake (D), Lake Highland (E), Napier Lake (F), Dan Maddox Lake (G), Jackson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Swan Creek (A), Little Buffalo River (B), Langford Branch (C), Kittrell Branch (D), Kelly Branch (E), Keg Spring Branch (F), Keeling Branch (G), Hurricane Branch (H), Hunt Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Monroe County include: Meriwether Lewis National Monument (1), Napier Furnaces Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Craighead County, Arkansas , Decatur County , Haskell County, Oklahoma , Henderson County, North Carolina , Warren County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,196
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 454 (28% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

1.2%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 207
  • 1990 to 1994: 76
  • 1985 to 1989: 53
  • 1980 to 1984: 23
  • 1975 to 1979: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 80

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,060
  • One, attached: 157
  • Two: 331
  • 3 or 4: 376
  • 5 to 9: 368
  • 10 to 19: 238
  • 20 or more: 58
  • Mobile homes: 4,644
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 55

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 3,610 (265 second mortgage, 212 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,353

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,24188
Mainline Protestant2,50619
Catholic5001
Black Protestant1213
Other11
None16,150-
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: 7
Monroe County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Monroe County:

6.04 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

12.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

31.1%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.7%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 104 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,712
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $78.41
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.53%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,724
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.40%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,582
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 38.66
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.16%
Corn for grain: 901 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1238 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3344 harvested acres
Vegetables: 19 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 34 acres

Tornado activity:

Monroe County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 10771551.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/22/1991, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from Monroe 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 101.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 187.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 283.0 miles away from Monroe County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 256.9 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:

  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1974): May 1, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • TennesseeHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeWinter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1260): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1215): April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeHeavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 3, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1022): April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1022, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • TennesseeSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3095): March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • TennesseeTORNADOES, Incident Period: April 4, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-424): April 4, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-424, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • TennesseeHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-366): March 21, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-366, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (46%)
  • Japan (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Yugoslavia (5%)
  • Malaysia (4%)

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

  • United States or American (44%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Monroe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,076 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 2,106 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0%)
  • Walked: 158 (1%)
  • Other means: 93 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 398 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 249 people in nursing homes
  • 175 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 71 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 12 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 253 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 156 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 50 people in college/university student housing
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 7 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,399.

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,476 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.99% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($15,413 average AGI)
2.54% relocated from other states ($19,063 average AGI)
Monroe County:

2.54%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McMinn County, TN  0.93% ($21,261 average AGI)
from Loudon County, TN  0.89% ($26,353)
from Blount County, TN  0.59% ($33,250)
from Knox County, TN  0.48% ($13,310)
from Meigs County, TN  0.12% ($27,333)
from Bradley County, TN  0.12% ($20,889)
from Roane County, TN  0.11% ($24,118)


5.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.83% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($17,826 average AGI)
1.85% relocated to other states ($10,197 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.85%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McMinn County, TN  0.97% ($24,839 average AGI)
to Loudon County, TN  0.73% ($29,738)
to Blount County, TN  0.60% ($29,955)
to Knox County, TN  0.48% ($22,169)
to Bradley County, TN  0.14% ($24,476)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.14% ($34,750)
to Roane County, TN  0.11% ($26,813)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Monroe County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
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: 8,334 (6,242 aged, 2,092 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,096 (10%)

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, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (679)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (605)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (328)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (292)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (279)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (245)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (177)
  • Unspecified dementia (165)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (112)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (105)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6439.270
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 140.240
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42828.62

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1252.750
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 956.350

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.1
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62.52

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.95

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 72.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 93.7
  • Other - 38.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 44,019
  • In family households: 37,918 (9,096 male householders, 3,454 female householders)
    9,674 spouses, 11,646 children (10,309 natural, 378 adopted, 959 stepchildren), 1,514 grandchildren, 321 brothers or sisters, 351 parents, 577 other relatives, 959 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,101 (2,583 male householders (2,098 living alone)), 2,578 female householders (2,312 living alone)), 940 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 500 (429 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,020 2-persons, 2,794 3-persons, 2,182 4-persons, 968 5-persons, 346 6-persons, 240 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,410 1-person, 631 2-persons, 73 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

6,763 married couples with children.
1,855 single-parent households (499 men, 1,356 women).

97.2% of residents of Monroe County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $223,775,000 ($5319 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,150,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $113,029,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $45,216,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $671,000
Federal grants: $56,531,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,589,000 ($21,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,738,000 ($609,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $636,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,834,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,727,000

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

Births: 2,763
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,088
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +182
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,431
Here:

+79 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.58 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 482
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,282
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,355
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,113
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,888
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,650
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,089
  • 1940 to 1949: 578
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,371
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 45
  • 2 rooms: 65
  • 3 rooms: 308
  • 4 rooms: 1,754
  • 5 rooms: 3,414
  • 6 rooms: 3,087
  • 7 rooms: 1,638
  • 8 rooms: 918
  • 9+ rooms: 780
  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 157
  • 3 rooms: 473
  • 4 rooms: 1,202
  • 5 rooms: 871
  • 6 rooms: 383
  • 7 rooms: 99
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9+ rooms: 29
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 45
  • 1 bedroom: 287
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,220
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,599
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,532
  • 5+ bedrooms: 326
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 572
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,646
  • 3 bedrooms: 903
  • 4 bedrooms: 117
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 557
  • 1 vehicle: 3,008
  • 2 vehicles: 4,770
  • 3 vehicles: 2,500
  • 4 vehicles: 734
  • 5+ vehicles: 440
  • no vehicle: 458
  • 1 vehicle: 1,614
  • 2 vehicles: 970
  • 3 vehicles: 228
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

58% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Tennessee.

Monroe County:

58.3%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 29166
  • Northeast: 1045
  • Midwest: 3095
  • South: 4492
  • West: 624

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $77,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

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 (58.9%)
  • Utility gas (14.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.6%)
  • Wood (7.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (66.8%)
  • Utility gas (14.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.7%)
  • Wood (5.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 254
Here:

5.6%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 76
Here:

3.7%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 334
Here:

34.6%
Tennessee:

22.8%

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:

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,300,000
    Police Protection: $118,000
    Air Transportation: $37,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $34,000
    Regular Highways: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $34,636,000
    Regular Highways: $2,909,000
    General - Other: $2,301,000
    Health - Other: $2,243,000
    Police Protection: $1,942,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,831,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,580,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,022,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $816,000
    Financial Administration: $717,000
    General Public Buildings: $344,000
    Local Fire Protection: $158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $154,000
    Libraries: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $88,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
    Air Transportation: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,385,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $3,322,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $767,000
    Regular Highways: $488,000
    General - Other: $181,000
    Air Transportation: $99,000
    Health - Other: $35,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,812,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,014,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,706,000
    Solid Waste Management: $771,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $597,000
    Regular Highways: $229,000
    Air Transportation: $17,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $0
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $109,000
    All Other: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $685,000
    All Other: $502,000
    General Local Government Support: $342,000
    Highways: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $555,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $322,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $223,000
    Sale of Property: $99,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $25,756,000
    Highways: $2,275,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,466,000
    All Other: $831,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,345,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,309,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $875,000
    Other Selective Sales: $371,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $281,000
    Severance: $137,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $103,000
    Other License: $43,000
    Public Utility License: $17,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,721,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,175,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,004,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,458,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $900,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $855,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $45,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $95,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,154,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,111,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,649
  • Number of aged recipients: 237
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,412
  • Number of recipients under 18: 146
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,059
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 444
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 792
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 651
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, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James31471.6 years
John26075.7 years
William25874.3 years
Mary21178.4 years
Charles17469.7 years
Robert17272.7 years
George9172.6 years
Margaret8774.9 years
Fred8574.9 years
Thomas7474.5 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Watson17174.6 years
Smith10071.7 years
Miller10073.3 years
Williams9875.3 years
Harris9173.2 years
Thomas7774.4 years
White7777.3 years
Johnson7473.6 years
Hicks7275.5 years
Davis7072.1 years
Businesses in Monroe County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CVS2McDonald's2
Circle K1Nike1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Days Inn1Quality1
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx5Sears1
Ford1Subway5
H&R Block4Taco Bell1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul3
Jones New York2U.S. Cellular4
KFC2UPS2
Kmart1Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1