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Monroe County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2019: 33,903 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 27,619 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,344
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,936
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,241
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,309 (it was 2,034 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 388 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 87 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Monroe County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.4%), Educational, health and social services (22.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.3%), Construction (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 86%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Monroe County, IL (2019)
    • 32,316117.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5321.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4551.6%Asian alone
    • 1910.7%Two or more races
    • 640.2%Some other race alone
    • 590.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years
Males: 16,640  (49.1%)
Females: 17,263  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $90,043 ($55,320 in 1999)
This county:

$90,043
Illinois:

$69,187

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $742 (lower quartile is $555, upper quartile is $895)
This county:

$742
State:

$889


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $227,161 (it was $125,900 in 2000)
Monroe:

$227,161
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $163,023 - $305,386
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,651
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $620

Institutionalized population: 327
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Health of residents in Monroe County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
70.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
53.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
66.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 209 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 1998: 217 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1999: 242 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2000: 252 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2001: 253 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2002: 301 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2003: 330 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2004: 328 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2005: 329 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2006: 249 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2007: 168 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2008: 104 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2009: 110 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2010: 131 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2011: 92 buildings, average cost: $221,700
  • 2012: 102 buildings, average cost: $208,200
  • 2013: 121 buildings, average cost: $227,900
  • 2014: 110 buildings, average cost: $277,500
  • 2015: 133 buildings, average cost: $243,900
  • 2016: 136 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 2017: 157 buildings, average cost: $270,600
  • 2018: 118 buildings, average cost: $250,300
  • 2019: 92 buildings, average cost: $285,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Monroe, IL residents
Average permit cost in Monroe, IL
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: $4,062 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,707 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Monroe, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Monroe, IL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Monroe, IL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.8%
Monroe County:

3.8%
Illinois:

11.5%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.4% for Black residents, 7.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.7% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.6 years old
(Males: 42.5 years old, Females: 42.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.1 years old, Black residents: 66.2 years old, American Indian residents: 29.0 years old, Asian residents: 36.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.0 years old, Other race residents: 27.4 years old)

Area name: St. Louis, MO-IL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $526 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $654 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $842 a month.

Cities in this county include: Columbia, Waterloo, Valmeyer, Hecker, Maeystown, Fults.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Monroe County: Ponderosa Picnic Area (A), The Pines Picnic Area (B), Venedy Station (C), Lake View Picnic Area (D), Lazy L Picnic Area (E), Little Bear Camping Area (F), Lookout Point Picnic Area (G), Unverfehrt Stock Farm (H), Bolo Townhall (I), Lively Grove Townhall (J), Pilot Knob Townhall (K), Black Diamond Vineyards (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Monroe County include: Saint Anthonys Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), Olive Branch Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Verner Family Cemetery (1), Beaucoup Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Brick Cemetery (4), Zetsche Cemetery (5), Zion Cemetery (6), Kennedy Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ashley Lake (A), Grewe Lake (B), Turkey Lake (C), Muddy Lake (D), Swan Lake (E), Lanes Lake (F), Clear Lake (G), Temmes Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Creek (A), Sipple Slough (B), Sewer Creek (C), Carson Branch (D), Buckingham Branch (E), Brushy Creek (F), Beaver Pond Creek (G), Back Creek (H), Archie Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Monroe County include: Posen Woods Nature Preserve (1), Washington County State Conservation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bates County, Missouri , Clay County, West Virginia , Bracken County, Kentucky , Posey County, Indiana , Prince William County, Virginia , St. Clair County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
Illinois:

6.5%

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

Current college students: 1,344
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 652 (74.1% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

1.9%
Whole state:

13.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1542010 or later
  • 1812000 to 2009
  • 1251990 to 1999
  • 281980 to 1989
  • 361970 to 1979
  • 68Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 37.3%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,740
  • One, attached: 440
  • Two: 607
  • 3 or 4: 264
  • 5 to 9: 385
  • 10 to 19: 153
  • 20 to 49: 119
  • 50 or more: 104
  • Mobile homes: 369

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 7,161 (102 second mortgage, 969 home equity loan, 74 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,202

Here:

63.6% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,2187
Evangelical Protestant7,30619
Mainline Protestant4,3279
Other2172
None11,889-
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: 4
Monroe County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Monroe County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

8.0%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.1%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 334 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,589
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $188.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $63,875
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $89,100
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.72%
Corn for grain: 44678 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 28480 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 64569 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 57 acres

Tornado activity:

Monroe County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 1575519.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/5/1985, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 330% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 124.4 miles away from Monroe County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 124.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.6 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) earthquake occurred 132.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4489, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Illinois Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: February 24, 2019 - July 3, 2019, FEMA Id: 4461, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to July 22, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1771: June 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1771, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1681: February 09, 2007, FEMA Id: 1681, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 1996 to May 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1112: May 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1112, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1053: May 30, 1995, FEMA Id: 1053, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: April 09, 1994 to May 04, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1025: April 26, 1994, FEMA Id: 1025, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 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: 8,405 (78.2%)
  • Carpooled: 700 (6.5%)
  • Bus: 22 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 258 (2.4%)
  • Walked: 194 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 1,218 (11.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

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


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Vietnam (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Burma (7%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • South Africa (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County


  • German (47%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Polish (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 364 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
327 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
16 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $86,976.

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($76,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.72% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($37,790 average AGI)
2.60% relocated from other states ($38,542 average AGI)
Monroe County:

2.60%
Illinois average:

1.87%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Clair County, IL  1.61% ($60,093 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.93% ($81,392)
from Randolph County, IL  0.43% ($124,550)
from St. Louis city, MO  0.35% ($69,408)
from Madison County, IL  0.31% ($62,477)
from Jefferson County, MO  0.22% ($61,194)
from St. Charles County, MO  0.15% ($58,190)


5.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($76,952 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.25% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($40,898 average AGI)
2.86% relocated to other states ($36,055 average AGI)
Monroe County:

2.86%
Illinois average:

2.67%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Clair County, IL  1.15% ($43,826 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.90% ($61,976)
to Randolph County, IL  0.38% ($49,226)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.31% ($65,455)
to Madison County, IL  0.29% ($75,075)
to Jefferson County, MO  0.21% ($39,276)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 1.9%
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: 4,715 (4,202 aged, 513 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 438 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Unspecified dementia (402)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (375)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (362)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (310)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (219)
  • Congestive heart failure (109)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (84)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (81)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (20)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,166
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 796
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,903
  • Male householders: 7,179 (1,300 living alone), Female householders: 6,462 (1,849 living alone)
  • 8,209 spouses (8,189 opposite-sex spouses), 580 unmarried partners, (561 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,148 children (9,700 natural, 186 adopted, 256 stepchildren), 290 grandchildren, 212 brothers or sisters, 98 parents, 49 foster children, 241 other relatives, 186 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 249

Size of family households: 4,889 2-persons, 2,182 3-persons, 1,897 4-persons, 669 5-persons, 203 6-persons, 112 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,152 1-person, 461 2-persons, 18 3-persons.

6,037 married couples with children.
1,056 single-parent households (303 men, 753 women).

96.7% of residents of Monroe speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 49% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $116,521,000 ($3,821 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,569,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $68,452,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,723,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,515,000
Federal grants: $11,313,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,949,000 ($2,820,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,569,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $20,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,055,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,302,000

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

Births: 1,843
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,280
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +31
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,875
Here +93 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.17 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Monroe County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Monroe County, Illinois
  • 4202014 or later
  • 9072010 to 2013
  • 2,7952000 to 2009
  • 2,8821990 to 1999
  • 1,8391980 to 1989
  • 1,3021970 to 1979
  • 1,1591960 to 1969
  • 7921950 to 1959
  • 5181940 to 1949
  • 1,7031939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Illinois
  • 271 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 1513 rooms
  • 9374 rooms
  • 1,9805 rooms
  • 2,6196 rooms
  • 1,9507 rooms
  • 1,5268 rooms
  • 2,1349+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Illinois
  • 1491 room
  • 1012 rooms
  • 3713 rooms
  • 7944 rooms
  • 3995 rooms
  • 2156 rooms
  • 1287 rooms
  • 778 rooms
  • 269+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Illinois
  • 28no bedroom
  • 1101 bedroom
  • 2,0742 bedrooms
  • 6,1723 bedrooms
  • 2,3794 bedrooms
  • 6175+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Illinois
  • 151no bedroom
  • 4221 bedroom
  • 1,1162 bedrooms
  • 4993 bedrooms
  • 664 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Illinois 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
  • 156no vehicle
  • 1,9951 vehicle
  • 4,6972 vehicles
  • 3,1933 vehicles
  • 8054 vehicles
  • 5275+ 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
  • 391no vehicle
  • 1,0891 vehicle
  • 5932 vehicles
  • 1363 vehicles
  • 284 vehicles
  • 195+ vehicles

91.7% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Illinois.

Monroe County:

91.7%
State average:

87.3%

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

  • This state: 18,800
  • Other state: 14,208
  • Northeast: 418
  • Midwest: 11,685
  • South: 1,463
  • West: 592
Year householders moved into unit in Monroe County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.9%Utility gas
  • 27.2%Electricity
  • 23.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.6%Electricity
  • 34.0%Utility gas
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 523
Here:

15.1%
Illinois:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 195
Here:

11.2%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 267
Here:

23.1%
Illinois:

27.4%

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:

  • Charges - Other: $13,923,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $827,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,774,000
    Police Protection: $4,740,000
    General - Other: $4,686,000
    Regular Highways: $3,254,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,921,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,760,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $814,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $207,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,125,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $704,000
    Highways: $542,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,060,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,795,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,272,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,857,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $160,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $112,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,381,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,483,000
    Highways: $613,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,982,000
    Other: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,115,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $13,923,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $827,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,774,000
    Police Protection: $4,740,000
    General - Other: $4,686,000
    Regular Highways: $3,254,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,921,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,760,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $814,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $207,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,125,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $704,000
    Highways: $542,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,060,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,795,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,272,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,857,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $160,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $112,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,381,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,483,000
    Highways: $613,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,982,000
    Other: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,115,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $13,923,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $827,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,774,000
    Police Protection: $4,740,000
    General - Other: $4,686,000
    Regular Highways: $3,254,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,921,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,760,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $814,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $207,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,125,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $704,000
    Highways: $542,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,060,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,795,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,272,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,857,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $160,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $112,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,381,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,483,000
    Highways: $613,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,982,000
    Other: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,115,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $13,923,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $827,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,774,000
    Police Protection: $4,740,000
    General - Other: $4,686,000
    Regular Highways: $3,254,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,921,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,760,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $814,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $207,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,125,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $704,000
    Highways: $542,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,060,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,795,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,272,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,857,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $160,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $112,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,381,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,483,000
    Highways: $613,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,982,000
    Other: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,115,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 153
  • Number of aged recipients: 7
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 146
  • Number of recipients under 18: 25
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 110
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 18
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 55
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 65
Most common first names in Monroe County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William15677.1 years
Mary13180.9 years
John12776.2 years
Robert9772.1 years
Charles9677.3 years
Henry8780.5 years
George8278.1 years
Anna7784.5 years
Helen7781.8 years
Walter7279.1 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mueller8279.9 years
Schmidt5978.9 years
Schneider5180.9 years
Stumpf4682.7 years
Vogt4381.0 years
Hoffmann3780.5 years
Miller3572.5 years
Goeddel3179.6 years
Meyer3082.2 years
Hoffman2782.0 years
Businesses in Monroe County, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3MasterBrand Cabinets4
Ace Hardware2McDonald's2
Applebee's1Payless1
Arby's1Pizza Hut2
AutoZone1Quiznos2
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In2
Chevrolet1Sears1
Circle K1Sprint Nextel1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen2Super 81
Dennys1T-Mobile2
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell2
FedEx3The Room Place1
H&R Block2U-Haul3
Hardee's1UPS4
Hilton1Walgreens2
Jimmy John's1Walmart1
KFC1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1