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Monroe County, Indiana

Named in 1818 in honor of President James Monroe

County Seat: Bloomington

Largest City: Bloomington (2019 population: 85,755)

Population per Square Mile: 376.25

Square Miles: 394.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)137,962122.1%6,484,192
Today (2019)148,431122.2%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*163,506122.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today7.6%8 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-28284 3,997
Net International Migration1,2183 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)264151.4%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,430154.3%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)16,7681511.3%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)38,603426.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)37,4611225.2%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)29,0551519.6%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)20,1141413.6%16.1%
Median Age30.1  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone484150.3%0.4%
Asian Alone10,82157.3%2.6%
Black Alone5,519173.7%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone107120.1%0.1%
White127,5771286.0%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups3,92392.6%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic143,1571296.4%92.7%
Hispanic5,274183.6%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)55,53712100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,6041413.7%18.6%
Married Without Children14,1801325.5%29.9%
Single Parents4,113157.4%9.5%
Living Alone17,843832.1%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)62,39012100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)61,14410100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
30,4311549.8%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$167,9007  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
25,106841.1%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$7565  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 15,061161.4%1,111,333
Public14,693161.4%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)83,259131.9%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher92.2%9 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree45.6%3 25.9%

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 2018$42,2124589.5%47,149
Median Household Income in 201848,8837387.7%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201821.4%2164.6%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.2%6381.1%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201945240.9%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20197,152181.2%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20205,199221.0%507,739

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, 20171,250151.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201741290.8%5,152
Deaths, 2017976181.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force70,338122.1%3,387,366
Employed68,000122.1%3,275,056
Unemployed2,338112.1%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.335100.0%3.3
June 2020 Unemployment Rate9.06780.4%11.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work91,240100.0%$4,463,063100.0%$48,916
Wage and Salary74,07381.2%$3,155,32870.7%$42,598
Farm Proprietors3950.4%$-295-0.0%$-747
Nonfarm Proprietors16,77218.4%$431,4879.7%$25,727
Farm4390.5%$8960.0%$2,041
Nonfarm90,80199.5%$4,462,167100.0%$49,142
Private67,00673.4%$3,013,57067.5%$44,975
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8,3029.1%$182,3624.1%$21,966
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,3682.6%$21,5340.5%$9,094
  Construction3,5923.9%$202,7434.5%$56,443
  Health Care, Social Serv.10,01911.0%$602,21213.5%$60,107
  Information1,4271.6%$90,8462.0%$63,662
  Manufacturing7,2297.9%$510,63811.4%$70,637
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,3204.7%$306,2366.9%$70,888
  Retail Trade7,9728.7%$236,7115.3%$29,693
  Trans., Warehousing2,1782.4%$59,7191.3%$27,419
  Wholesale Trade1,6301.8%$118,7602.7%$72,859
  Other Private (not above)17,96919.7%$681,80915.3%$37,944
Government23,79526.1%$1,448,59732.5%$60,878

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed732100.0%100.0%$119,276$4,988,366
Single-Family22630.9%73.1%$60,171$4,298,385
2-Family141.9%1.6%1,984$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family49267.2%24.6%$57,120$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Bloomington85,75557.8%
Ellettsville6,7474.5%
Stinesville2180.1%
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