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Monroe County, Indiana

Named in 1818 in honor of President James Monroe

County Seat: Bloomington

Largest City: Bloomington (2017 population: 85,071)

Population per Square Mile: 372.59

Square Miles: 394.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)137,959122.1%6,484,192
Today (2017)146,986122.2%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*151,396122.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today6.5%8 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-15770 -976
Net International Migration9943 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)458112.0%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,622144.5%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)16,7661511.4%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)39,036426.6%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)36,6761225.0%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)29,4171520.0%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)18,4691512.6%15.4%
Median Age29.4  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone474140.3%0.4%
Asian Alone10,35757.0%2.4%
Black Alone5,331173.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone98110.1%0.1%
White127,0331286.4%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups3,69392.5%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic141,8381296.5%93.0%
Hispanic5,148183.5%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)54,27811100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,6151414.0%19.0%
Married Without Children13,0731524.1%30.0%
Single Parents4,055147.5%9.7%
Living Alone18,172833.5%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)61,55011100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)60,10410100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,4721549.0%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$161,3007  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
24,806841.3%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$7164  

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 2016 ACS)80,706131.9%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher92.2%7 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree45.1%2 24.6%

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 2016$37,0766086.0%43,097
Median Household Income in 201644,4428485.0%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201623.8%1170.0%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.6%4892.1%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201764220.9%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20178,125181.2%656,297
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, 20161,302151.6%83,063
Births to Teens, 201572181.2%5,876
Deaths, 2015952181.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force67,577122.0%3,320,409
Employed65,112122.0%3,203,351
Unemployed2,465112.1%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.636102.9%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate4.311122.9%3.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work87,537100.0%$4,109,804100.0%$46,949
Wage and Salary71,94582.2%$2,911,35170.8%$40,466
Farm Proprietors4060.5%$5140.0%$1,266
Nonfarm Proprietors15,18617.3%$325,5377.9%$21,437
Farm4380.5%$1,4140.0%$3,228
Nonfarm87,09999.5%$4,108,390100.0%$47,169
Private64,49473.7%$2,728,43966.4%$42,305
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8,1229.3%$164,3144.0%$20,231
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,9272.2%$18,5010.5%$9,601
  Construction3,3773.9%$182,6064.4%$54,073
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,83511.2%$528,74912.9%$53,762
  Information1,4011.6%$79,5501.9%$56,781
  Manufacturing7,0338.0%$499,98612.2%$71,091
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,0424.6%$258,1916.3%$63,877
  Retail Trade8,2909.5%$231,4735.6%$27,922
  Trans., Warehousing1,2901.5%$50,9101.2%$39,465
  Wholesale Trade1,8092.1%$117,1382.9%$64,753
  Other Private (not above)17,36819.8%$597,02114.5%$34,375
Government22,60525.8%$1,379,95133.6%$61,046

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed557100.0%100.0%$102,546$4,583,500
Single-Family26647.8%74.2%$68,628$4,038,599
2-Family407.2%2.0%4,783$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family25145.1%23.4%$29,135$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Bloomington85,07157.9%
Ellettsville6,6774.5%
Stinesville2170.1%
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