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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%6,484,125
Today (2017)146,986122.2%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*151,396122.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today6.5%8 2.7%

*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 -1,639
Net International Migration9943 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)458112.4%19,482

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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)55,01411100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,6421413.9%18.8%
Married Without Children13,6831324.9%30.0%
Single Parents4,184147.6%9.6%
Living Alone17,948832.6%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)60,75710100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,7931549.0%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$163,9007  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
25,221741.5%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$7384  

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 2017 ACS)81,878131.9%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher91.9%8 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree45.8%3 25.3%

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 2017$39,8804988.3%45,150
Median Household Income in 201749,1806290.8%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201721.6%1162.4%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.2%4696.6%17.8%
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, 201643270.8%5,294
Deaths, 20161,010181.6%63,492

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
November 2018 Unemployment Rate3.91114.7%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work89,053100.0%$4,370,495100.0%$49,077
Wage and Salary73,02582.0%$3,060,84970.0%$41,915
Farm Proprietors4010.5%$-2,493-0.1%$-6,217
Nonfarm Proprietors15,62717.5%$437,06510.0%$27,969
Farm4380.5%$-1,555-0.0%$-3,550
Nonfarm88,61599.5%$4,372,050100.0%$49,338
Private65,44673.5%$2,975,70568.1%$45,468
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8,4669.5%$182,6464.2%$21,574
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,1032.4%$22,5480.5%$10,722
  Construction3,5674.0%$196,9244.5%$55,207
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,82011.0%$584,43213.4%$59,514
  Information1,4481.6%$86,1852.0%$59,520
  Manufacturing7,1868.1%$549,56912.6%$76,478
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,1154.6%$292,5776.7%$71,100
  Retail Trade8,1089.1%$238,5045.5%$29,416
  Trans., Warehousing1,4611.6%$57,3701.3%$39,268
  Wholesale Trade1,6611.9%$116,8492.7%$70,349
  Other Private (not above)17,51119.7%$648,10114.8%$37,011
Government23,16926.0%$1,396,34531.9%$60,268

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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