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Monroe County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2019: 46,886 (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: 74 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Monroe County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.7%), Educational, health and social services (19.1%), Retail trade (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Monroe County, TN (2019)
    • 42,40790.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,1684.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9352.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7601.6%Two or more races
    • 3150.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1960.4%Asian alone
Median resident age:

44.2 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years
Males: 23,065  (49.2%)
Females: 23,821  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,618 ($30,337 in 1999)
This county:

$44,618
Tennessee:

$56,071

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $529 (lower quartile is $402, upper quartile is $683)
This county:

$529
State:

$716


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $153,451 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Monroe:

$153,451
Tennessee:

$191,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,548 - $238,643
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,049
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

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
Monroe County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 151 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 1998: 145 buildings, average cost: $52,000
  • 1999: 146 buildings, average cost: $51,600
  • 2000: 136 buildings, average cost: $53,200
  • 2001: 133 buildings, average cost: $52,800
  • 2002: 162 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2003: 180 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2004: 232 buildings, average cost: $57,900
  • 2005: 272 buildings, average cost: $66,900
  • 2006: 234 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 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
  • 2015: 66 buildings, average cost: $59,700
  • 2016: 80 buildings, average cost: $67,300
  • 2017: 95 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2018: 109 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2019: 163 buildings, average cost: $192,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Monroe, TN residents
Average permit cost in Monroe, TN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $796 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $707 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Monroe, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Monroe, TN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Monroe, TN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.8%
Monroe County:

16.8%
Tennessee:

13.9%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.0% for Black residents, 23.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.2% for other race residents, 49.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.2 years old
(Males: 42.7 years old, Females: 45.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.5 years old, Black residents: 36.4 years old, American Indian residents: 46.4 years old, Asian residents: 41.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.7 years old, Other race residents: 37.1 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 November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Tennessee:

5.0%

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

Current college students: 1,196
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,184 (68.3% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1922010 or later
  • 4402000 to 2009
  • 1821990 to 1999
  • 761980 to 1989
  • 151970 to 1979
  • 80Before 1970

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: 14,781
  • One, attached: 119
  • Two: 307
  • 3 or 4: 352
  • 5 to 9: 292
  • 10 to 19: 160
  • 20 or more: 117
  • Mobile homes: 5,143
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 191

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 6,504 (103 second mortgage, 195 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,710

Here:

46.2% with mortgage
State:

58.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 90% greater 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) 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 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 23.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 193.1 miles away from Monroe 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
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:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2020 - April 13, 2020, FEMA Id: 4541, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4514, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 02, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4060: March 16, 2012, FEMA Id: 4060, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1260: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1215: April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: 1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 03, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1022: April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: 1022, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Monroe

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,952 (82.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,830 (10.9%)
  • Bus: 49 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 191 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 167 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 591 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (47%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • England (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Scotland (5%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Italy (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County


  • American (29%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • British (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $49,015.

6.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.18% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($25,274 average AGI)
2.47% relocated from other states ($18,331 average AGI)
Monroe County:

2.47%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McMinn County, TN  1.04% ($33,056 average AGI)
from Loudon County, TN  0.84% ($44,679)
from Blount County, TN  0.62% ($43,031)
from Knox County, TN  0.48% ($47,189)
from Bradley County, TN  0.17% ($23,407)
from Roane County, TN  0.17% ($33,846)


6.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,411 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.55% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($28,496 average AGI)
1.69% relocated to other states ($10,914 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.69%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McMinn County, TN  1.33% ($28,816 average AGI)
to Loudon County, TN  0.96% ($45,122)
to Blount County, TN  0.69% ($42,598)
to Knox County, TN  0.50% ($49,872)
to Roane County, TN  0.17% ($33,231)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.14% ($47,636)

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 2019: 11.7

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 population in Monroe County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Monroe County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,334 (6,242 aged, 2,092 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,096 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Monroe County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (880)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (839)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (428)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (423)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (348)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (344)
  • Unspecified dementia (224)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (154)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (57)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)

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: 6,439
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 140
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,829

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,253
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 956

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

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: 46,886
  • Male householders: 9,489 (2,133 living alone), Female householders: 8,889 (2,643 living alone)
  • 10,206 spouses (10,124 opposite-sex spouses), 1,213 unmarried partners, (1,176 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 11,461 children (9,959 natural, 380 adopted, 1,126 stepchildren), 1,794 grandchildren, 418 brothers or sisters, 661 parents, 45 foster children, 832 other relatives, 1,339 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 562

Size of family households: 6,494 2-persons, 2,921 3-persons, 2,020 4-persons, 776 5-persons, 645 6-persons, 137 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,776 1-person, 406 2-persons, 89 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 55 5-persons.

5,809 married couples with children.
2,101 single-parent households (832 men, 1,269 women).

96.6% of residents of Monroe speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (99% speak English very well, 1% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $223,775,000 ($5,319 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:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • 1,0352014 or later
  • 6792010 to 2013
  • 4,3372000 to 2009
  • 4,8551990 to 1999
  • 3,3361980 to 1989
  • 3,3841970 to 1979
  • 1,4801960 to 1969
  • 9591950 to 1959
  • 7121940 to 1949
  • 7731939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • 961 room
  • 932 rooms
  • 5483 rooms
  • 1,9704 rooms
  • 3,2155 rooms
  • 2,7016 rooms
  • 2,1867 rooms
  • 1,5968 rooms
  • 1,7239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • 621 room
  • 1452 rooms
  • 5803 rooms
  • 1,2334 rooms
  • 9655 rooms
  • 9316 rooms
  • 1927 rooms
  • 1068 rooms
  • 399+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • 105no bedroom
  • 2451 bedroom
  • 3,0492 bedrooms
  • 7,3813 bedrooms
  • 2,5554 bedrooms
  • 7475+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Tennessee
  • 61no bedroom
  • 4881 bedroom
  • 1,8552 bedrooms
  • 1,4833 bedrooms
  • 2934 bedrooms
  • 585+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Tennessee 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
  • 300no vehicle
  • 2,9151 vehicle
  • 5,4042 vehicles
  • 3,1593 vehicles
  • 1,5384 vehicles
  • 9365+ 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
  • 273no vehicle
  • 2,0111 vehicle
  • 1,5092 vehicles
  • 2823 vehicles
  • 1904 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles

84.5% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Tennessee.

Monroe County:

84.5%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 29,627
  • Other state: 15,753
  • Northeast: 2,211
  • Midwest: 4,581
  • South: 7,894
  • West: 1,021
Year householders moved into unit in Monroe County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.0%Electricity
  • 10.0%Utility gas
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 83.3%Electricity
  • 13.0%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 192
Here:

5.1%
Tennessee:

13.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 112
Here:

4.6%
Tennessee:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 388
Here:

30.7%
Tennessee:

23.1%

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 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,320,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,534,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,226,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $497,000
    Air Transportation: $243,000
    Regular Highways: $231,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $11,438,000
    Regular Highways: $1,516,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $48,568,000
    Health - Other: $4,770,000
    Police Protection: $3,554,000
    Regular Highways: $3,392,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,670,000
    General - Other: $2,175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,854,000
    Financial Administration: $1,810,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,363,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,273,000
    General Public Buildings: $747,000
    Air Transportation: $490,000
    Local Fire Protection: $475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Libraries: $121,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $90,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $299,000
    Education: $82,000
    Highways: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,201,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $392,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,020,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,170,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,575,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,725,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $618,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $374,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $354,000
    Interest Earnings: $325,000
    Sale of Property: $8,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $822,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,850,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,628,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $35,826,000
    Highways: $3,329,000
    Other: $1,493,000
    General Local Government Support: $324,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,737,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,040,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,002,000
    Other Selective Sales: $472,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $105,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $101,000
    Other License: $80,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $73,000
    Severance: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,809,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,320,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,534,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,226,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $497,000
    Air Transportation: $243,000
    Regular Highways: $231,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $11,438,000
    Regular Highways: $1,516,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $48,568,000
    Health - Other: $4,770,000
    Police Protection: $3,554,000
    Regular Highways: $3,392,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,670,000
    General - Other: $2,175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,854,000
    Financial Administration: $1,810,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,363,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,273,000
    General Public Buildings: $747,000
    Air Transportation: $490,000
    Local Fire Protection: $475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Libraries: $121,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $90,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $299,000
    Education: $82,000
    Highways: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,201,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $392,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,020,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,170,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,575,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,725,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $618,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $374,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $354,000
    Interest Earnings: $325,000
    Sale of Property: $8,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $822,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,850,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,628,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $35,826,000
    Highways: $3,329,000
    Other: $1,493,000
    General Local Government Support: $324,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,737,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,040,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,002,000
    Other Selective Sales: $472,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $105,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $101,000
    Other License: $80,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $73,000
    Severance: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,809,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,320,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,534,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,226,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $497,000
    Air Transportation: $243,000
    Regular Highways: $231,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $11,438,000
    Regular Highways: $1,516,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $48,568,000
    Health - Other: $4,770,000
    Police Protection: $3,554,000
    Regular Highways: $3,392,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,670,000
    General - Other: $2,175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,854,000
    Financial Administration: $1,810,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,363,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,273,000
    General Public Buildings: $747,000
    Air Transportation: $490,000
    Local Fire Protection: $475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Libraries: $121,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $90,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $299,000
    Education: $82,000
    Highways: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,201,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $392,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,020,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,170,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,575,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,725,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $618,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $374,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $354,000
    Interest Earnings: $325,000
    Sale of Property: $8,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $822,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,850,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,628,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $35,826,000
    Highways: $3,329,000
    Other: $1,493,000
    General Local Government Support: $324,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,737,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,040,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,002,000
    Other Selective Sales: $472,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $105,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $101,000
    Other License: $80,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $73,000
    Severance: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,809,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,320,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,534,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,226,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $497,000
    Air Transportation: $243,000
    Regular Highways: $231,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $11,438,000
    Regular Highways: $1,516,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $48,568,000
    Health - Other: $4,770,000
    Police Protection: $3,554,000
    Regular Highways: $3,392,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,670,000
    General - Other: $2,175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,854,000
    Financial Administration: $1,810,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,363,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,273,000
    General Public Buildings: $747,000
    Air Transportation: $490,000
    Local Fire Protection: $475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Libraries: $121,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $90,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $299,000
    Education: $82,000
    Highways: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,201,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $392,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,020,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,170,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,575,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,725,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $618,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $374,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $354,000
    Interest Earnings: $325,000
    Sale of Property: $8,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $822,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,850,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,628,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $35,826,000
    Highways: $3,329,000
    Other: $1,493,000
    General Local Government Support: $324,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,737,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,040,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,002,000
    Other Selective Sales: $472,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $105,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $101,000
    Other License: $80,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $73,000
    Severance: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,809,000

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
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