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Monroe County, Indiana

Named in 1818 in honor of President James Monroe

County Seat: Bloomington

Largest City: Bloomington (2016 population: 84,465)

Population per Square Mile: 368.81

Square Miles: 394.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)137,959122.1%6,484,136
Today (2016)145,496122.2%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*151,396122.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.5%7 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-13250 -12,135
Net International Migration1,0193 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)411121.8%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,499154.5%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)16,5171511.4%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)39,115426.9%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)36,6361225.2%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)29,4211520.2%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)17,3081611.9%14.9%
Median Age29.0  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone455140.3%0.4%
Asian Alone10,01356.9%2.2%
Black Alone5,209173.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone94110.1%0.1%
White126,0801286.7%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups3,64592.5%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic140,5151296.6%93.2%
Hispanic4,981183.4%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)54,16511100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,5651414.0%19.2%
Married Without Children13,2661424.5%30.0%
Single Parents3,954157.3%9.8%
Living Alone17,902833.1%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)60,79610100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)58,71911100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,0501649.5%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$160,4007  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
25,115742.8%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$7034  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 14,768171.3%1,110,866
Public14,369171.4%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)79,416131.8%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher92.4%7 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree45%2 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$35,3356884.3%41,940
Median Household Income in 201545,3417189.8%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201523.5%1163.2%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1818.2%4989.2%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201666220.9%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20169,199181.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20175,004221.0%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20151,353141.6%84,008
Births to Teens, 201572181.2%5,876
Deaths, 2015952181.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force68,167122.0%3,326,893
Employed65,012122.0%3,179,806
Unemployed3,155102.1%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.635104.5%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate4.614115.0%4.0

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work87,236100.0%$3,846,821100.0%$44,097
Wage and Salary71,74282.2%$2,808,20073.0%$39,143
Farm Proprietors4070.5%$5500.0%$1,351
Nonfarm Proprietors15,08717.3%$211,0185.5%$13,987
Farm4390.5%$1,4770.0%$3,364
Nonfarm86,79799.5%$3,845,344100.0%$44,303
Private64,21073.6%$2,516,13365.4%$39,186
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,8999.1%$157,1094.1%$19,890
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,0202.3%$28,7800.7%$14,248
  Construction3,5424.1%$188,7384.9%$53,286
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,59911.0%$469,45112.2%$48,906
  Information1,4911.7%$72,5571.9%$48,663
  Manufacturing7,0998.1%$487,07312.7%$68,611
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,8974.5%$206,7765.4%$53,060
  Retail Trade8,4729.7%$222,2945.8%$26,239
  Trans., Warehousing1,1901.4%$49,9681.3%$41,990
  Wholesale Trade1,7392.0%$109,0402.8%$62,703
  Other Private (not above)17,26219.8%$524,34713.6%$30,376
Government22,58725.9%$1,329,21134.6%$58,848

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed465100.0%100.0%$87,449$3,875,847
Single-Family25655.1%75.2%$63,252$3,417,822
2-Family306.5%3.1%3,573$64,063
3- and 4-Family40.9%0.9%$493$21,320
5+ Family17537.6%20.9%$20,131$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Monroe County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Bloomington84,46558.1%
Ellettsville6,6224.6%
Stinesville2130.1%
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