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Monroe County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 46,021 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 40,899 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,242
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,162
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,344
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,972 (it was 4,055 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 901 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Monroe County: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.1%), Manufacturing (12.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Monroe County, WI (2019)
    • 41,41690.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,1994.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8071.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5181.1%Two or more races
    • 4911.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4300.9%Asian alone
    • 370.08%Some other race alone
    • 160.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 23,230  (50.5%)
Females: 22,791  (49.5%)
Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,923 ($37,170 in 1999)
This county:

$61,923
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $666 (lower quartile is $541, upper quartile is $869)
This county:

$666
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $169,247 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Monroe:

$169,247
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,897 - $241,789

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $210,393
Here:

$210,393
State:

$243,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $214,071
Here:

$214,071
State:

$212,164

In 2-unit structures: $169,334
Here:

$169,334
State:

$191,549

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $129,616
Here:

$129,616
State:

$185,896

Mobile homes: $56,227
Here:

$56,227
State:

$56,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,255
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $467

Institutionalized population: 572

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 49
  • Thefts: 108
  • Auto thefts: 9

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 78
  • Thefts: 146
  • Auto thefts: 23
Monroe County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 139 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 1998: 157 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 1999: 183 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2000: 181 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2001: 184 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2002: 161 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2003: 159 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2004: 215 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2005: 214 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2006: 178 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2007: 151 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2008: 119 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2009: 83 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2010: 73 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2011: 103 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2012: 85 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2013: 96 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2014: 90 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2015: 98 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2016: 128 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2017: 124 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2018: 109 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2019: 99 buildings, average cost: $201,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Monroe, WI residents
Average permit cost in Monroe, WI
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: $2,697 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,498 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Monroe, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Monroe, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Monroe, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.4%
Monroe County:

10.4%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.2% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.9% for American Indian residents, 10.8% for other race residents, 14.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.3 years old
(Males: 39.8 years old, Females: 40.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.2 years old, Black residents: 32.6 years old, American Indian residents: 35.2 years old, Asian residents: 31.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.3 years old, Other race residents: 28.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $412 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $543 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $689 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sparta, Tomah, Little Falls, Angelo, Cashton, Adrian, Norwalk, Wellington, Wells, Wilton.

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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Neighboring counties: Washington County, Vermont , Sheboygan County , Oscoda County, Michigan , Wabasha County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

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

Current college students: 1,027
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,132 (47.6% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4102010 or later
  • 2742000 to 2009
  • 2891990 to 1999
  • 1571980 to 1989
  • 791970 to 1979
  • 145Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,346
  • One, attached: 605
  • Two: 957
  • 3 or 4: 721
  • 5 to 9: 633
  • 10 to 19: 621
  • 20 to 49: 397
  • 50 or more: 120
  • Mobile homes: 1,618
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 7,536 (307 second mortgage, 576 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,153

Here:

58.3% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,25010
Evangelical Protestant8,91641
Mainline Protestant4,46220
Other3044
None21,741-
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: 8
Monroe County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Monroe County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.1%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 182 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,927
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $189.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,913
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,494
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 35.42%
Corn for grain: 43417 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 477 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 15050 harvested acres
Vegetables: 114 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 109 acres

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 191.8 miles away from Monroe 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 404.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 292.9 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 380.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 404.8 miles away from Monroe County center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 172.6 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:

  • Wisconsin Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: July 18, 2019 - July 20, 2019, FEMA Id: 4459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, And Landslides, Incident Period: August 17, 2018 - September 14, 2018, FEMA Id: 4402, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, And Mud, Incident Period: July 19, 2017 - July 23, 2017, FEMA Id: 4343, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to September 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4288: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4288, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, Tornadoes, Heavy Rain And Flooding, Incident Period: June 18, 1998 to June 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1236: July 24, 1998, FEMA Id: 1236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 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: 18,462 (78.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,203 (9.4%)
  • Bus: 36 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 551 (2.4%)
  • Bicycle: 87 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 757 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,365 (5.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

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


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (31%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Taiwan (4%)
  • Other Western Asia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County


  • German (36%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 371 people in nursing homes
  • 209 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 146 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 100 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 63 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 61 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in other group homes
  • 52 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 30 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 392 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 123 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 122 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 72 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 69 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 51 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,157.

5.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,236 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.13%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

3.72% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($24,367 average AGI)
2.03% relocated from other states ($17,061 average AGI)
Monroe County:

2.03%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.15% ($36,177 average AGI)
from Juneau County, WI  0.52% ($44,958)
from Vernon County, WI  0.33% ($34,542)
from Jackson County, WI  0.28% ($35,157)
from Dane County, WI  0.16% ($48,414)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.22% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($27,377 average AGI)
1.97% relocated to other states ($14,642 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.97%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to La Crosse County, WI  1.11% ($35,119 average AGI)
to Juneau County, WI  0.67% ($38,413)
to Vernon County, WI  0.34% ($30,393)
to Jackson County, WI  0.32% ($43,828)
to Dane County, WI  0.23% ($39,854)
to Trempealeau County, WI  0.12% ($45,864)
to Sauk County, WI  0.11% ($35,850)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.6%
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: 6,700 (5,615 aged, 1,085 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 616 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (743)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (600)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (527)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (433)
  • Unspecified dementia (328)
  • Congestive heart failure (255)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (209)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (160)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (59)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (38)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,868
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 189
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,488

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,449
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,074
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 89.2
  • Other - 58.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 46,021
  • Male householders: 9,786 (2,979 living alone), Female householders: 8,340 (2,617 living alone)
  • 8,799 spouses (8,781 opposite-sex spouses), 1,594 unmarried partners, (1,542 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 13,650 children (12,647 natural, 417 adopted, 588 stepchildren), 867 grandchildren, 257 brothers or sisters, 370 parents, 54 foster children, 442 other relatives, 1,040 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 811

Size of family households: 5,570 2-persons, 2,355 3-persons, 1,787 4-persons, 1,049 5-persons, 340 6-persons, 321 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,592 1-person, 958 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

7,709 married couples with children.
2,658 single-parent households (854 men, 1,804 women).

92.3% of residents of Monroe speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (43% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $373,208,000 ($8,807 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $114,239,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $128,642,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,698,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,393,000
Federal grants: $49,764,000
Federal procurement contracts: $87,263,000 ($76,022,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $71,447,000 ($28,950,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,979,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,726,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,576,000

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

Births: 3,141
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,153
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +182
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +648
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.40 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • 7362014 or later
  • 5102010 to 2013
  • 3,0612000 to 2009
  • 3,4651990 to 1999
  • 2,2341980 to 1989
  • 2,7311970 to 1979
  • 1,3081960 to 1969
  • 1,4231950 to 1959
  • 7071940 to 1949
  • 3,9661939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • 431 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 3553 rooms
  • 1,0584 rooms
  • 2,4035 rooms
  • 2,6106 rooms
  • 2,1837 rooms
  • 1,5858 rooms
  • 2,3889+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • 1581 room
  • 2652 rooms
  • 1,0083 rooms
  • 1,3894 rooms
  • 1,1075 rooms
  • 7626 rooms
  • 3177 rooms
  • 2288 rooms
  • 2109+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • 47no bedroom
  • 2271 bedroom
  • 2,4232 bedrooms
  • 6,4013 bedrooms
  • 2,6484 bedrooms
  • 9245+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  • 181no bedroom
  • 9391 bedroom
  • 2,2522 bedrooms
  • 1,5823 bedrooms
  • 3694 bedrooms
  • 1215+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Wisconsin 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
  • 521no vehicle
  • 2,5961 vehicle
  • 5,1862 vehicles
  • 2,8503 vehicles
  • 1,0134 vehicles
  • 5155+ 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
  • 798no vehicle
  • 2,5021 vehicle
  • 1,6662 vehicles
  • 4063 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 315+ vehicles

87.6% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Wisconsin.

Monroe County:

87.6%
State average:

86.0%

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

  • This state: 34,220
  • Other state: 10,124
  • Northeast: 769
  • Midwest: 5,889
  • South: 1,938
  • West: 1,505
Year householders moved into unit in Monroe County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.6%Utility gas
  • 29.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.7%Wood
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 3.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 44.0%Utility gas
  • 36.5%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 960
Here:

18.0%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 256
Here:

11.0%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 278
Here:

21.6%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

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 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $7,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,856,000
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $8,282,000
    Regular Highways: $4,523,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $9,395,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,606,000
    Police Protection: $4,699,000
    Regular Highways: $4,215,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,770,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,593,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,026,000
    Financial Administration: $1,548,000
    General - Other: $1,307,000
    Health - Other: $961,000
    Central Staff Services: $921,000
    General Public Buildings: $679,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $651,000
    Parks and Recreation: $360,000
    Libraries: $341,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $206,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $658,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $453,000
    Other: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,375,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,020,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $219,000
    Rents: $103,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $99,000
    Sale of Property: $39,000
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $275,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,795,000
    Highways: $3,665,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,759,000
    Other: $891,000
    Education: $625,000
    Health and Hospitals: $312,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,545,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,324,000
    Other License: $203,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $65,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $7,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,856,000
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $8,282,000
    Regular Highways: $4,523,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $9,395,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,606,000
    Police Protection: $4,699,000
    Regular Highways: $4,215,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,770,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,593,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,026,000
    Financial Administration: $1,548,000
    General - Other: $1,307,000
    Health - Other: $961,000
    Central Staff Services: $921,000
    General Public Buildings: $679,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $651,000
    Parks and Recreation: $360,000
    Libraries: $341,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $206,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $658,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $453,000
    Other: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,375,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,020,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $219,000
    Rents: $103,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $99,000
    Sale of Property: $39,000
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $275,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,795,000
    Highways: $3,665,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,759,000
    Other: $891,000
    Education: $625,000
    Health and Hospitals: $312,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,545,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,324,000
    Other License: $203,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $65,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $7,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,856,000
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $8,282,000
    Regular Highways: $4,523,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $9,395,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,606,000
    Police Protection: $4,699,000
    Regular Highways: $4,215,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,770,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,593,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,026,000
    Financial Administration: $1,548,000
    General - Other: $1,307,000
    Health - Other: $961,000
    Central Staff Services: $921,000
    General Public Buildings: $679,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $651,000
    Parks and Recreation: $360,000
    Libraries: $341,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $206,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $658,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $453,000
    Other: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,375,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,020,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $219,000
    Rents: $103,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $99,000
    Sale of Property: $39,000
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $275,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,795,000
    Highways: $3,665,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,759,000
    Other: $891,000
    Education: $625,000
    Health and Hospitals: $312,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,545,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,324,000
    Other License: $203,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $65,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $7,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,856,000
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $8,282,000
    Regular Highways: $4,523,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $9,395,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,606,000
    Police Protection: $4,699,000
    Regular Highways: $4,215,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,770,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,593,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,026,000
    Financial Administration: $1,548,000
    General - Other: $1,307,000
    Health - Other: $961,000
    Central Staff Services: $921,000
    General Public Buildings: $679,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $651,000
    Parks and Recreation: $360,000
    Libraries: $341,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $206,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $658,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $453,000
    Other: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,375,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,020,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $219,000
    Rents: $103,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $99,000
    Sale of Property: $39,000
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $275,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,795,000
    Highways: $3,665,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,759,000
    Other: $891,000
    Education: $625,000
    Health and Hospitals: $312,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,545,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,324,000
    Other License: $203,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $65,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 717
  • Number of aged recipients: 60
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 657
  • Number of recipients under 18: 137
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 454
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 126
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 284
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 306
Most common first names in Monroe County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John94975.2 years
William77175.9 years
Mary73479.1 years
Robert65469.7 years
Joseph56976.9 years
George50676.9 years
Frank50178.2 years
Edward48976.8 years
Helen46480.9 years
Anna45884.9 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson29673.8 years
Smith22575.6 years
Miller20077.7 years
Anderson16276.7 years
Williams16270.2 years
Brown14672.8 years
Olson13876.6 years
Schmidt12877.9 years
Schultz11975.9 years
Jones11574.4 years
Businesses in Monroe County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy3
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's2
Burger King2Microtel1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Curves2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Sears2
Econo Lodge1Slumberland1
FedEx4Subway2
Ford2Super 82
Goodwill2Taco Bell2
H&R Block2U-Haul4
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular2
Hilton1UPS6
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart2