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Monroe County, Indiana

Named in 1818 in honor of President James Monroe

County Seat: Bloomington

Largest City: Bloomington (2021 population: 79,968)

Population per Square Mile: 354.56

Square Miles: 394.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)137,957122.1%6,484,050
Today (2021)139,875122.1%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*163,506122.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.4%33 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration15532 14,280
Net International Migration3143 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-14676-21.1%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,726154.1%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)16,0831511.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)36,416426.0%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)34,8141224.9%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,2591519.5%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)19,5771514.0%16.4%
Median Age30.6  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone477160.3%0.4%
Asian Alone9,60356.9%2.7%
Black Alone5,417173.9%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone118110.1%0.1%
White120,3081286.0%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups3,952102.8%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic134,4921296.2%92.3%
Hispanic5,383193.8%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)56,39912100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,7531313.7%18.3%
Married Without Children14,6861326.0%29.8%
Single Parents4,200167.4%9.3%
Living Alone18,667833.1%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)64,36212100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)62,07311100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
31,1461550.2%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$189,9007  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
25,253840.7%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$8214  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 14,889161.3%1,120,155
Public14,264161.4%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)85,442131.9%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher93%8 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree45.3%3 27.2%

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 2020$46,6934589.9%51,926
Median Household Income in 202061,80838101.7%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 202018.2%3156.9%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.7%4791.9%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202160200.9%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20218,009191.3%636,675
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, 20191,084161.3%80,859
Births to Teens, 201741290.8%5,152
Deaths, 2019991181.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force69,181122.1%3,321,548
Employed67,166122.1%3,203,166
Unemployed2,015161.7%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.94880.6%3.6
August 2022 Unemployment Rate2.84090.3%3.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work89,385100.0%$4,961,421100.0%$55,506
Wage and Salary73,92882.7%$3,472,26870.0%$46,968
Farm Proprietors3890.4%$1,3200.0%$3,393
Nonfarm Proprietors15,06816.9%$474,3349.6%$31,480
Farm4240.5%$2,2130.0%$5,219
Nonfarm88,96199.5%$4,959,208100.0%$55,746
Private64,16771.8%$3,359,28067.7%$52,352
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6,6407.4%$159,8113.2%$24,068
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,9242.2%$18,4740.4%$9,602
  Construction3,8204.3%$238,8554.8%$62,527
  Health Care, Social Serv.10,88712.2%$695,98914.0%$63,928
  Information1,1521.3%$114,6062.3%$99,484
  Manufacturing7,5308.4%$593,91612.0%$78,873
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,4755.0%$385,1827.8%$86,074
  Retail Trade7,1328.0%$239,4134.8%$33,569
  Trans., Warehousing1,7482.0%$57,6111.2%$32,958
  Wholesale Trade1,8242.0%$139,6542.8%$76,565
  Other Private (not above)17,03519.1%$715,76914.4%$42,018
Government24,79427.7%$1,599,92832.2%$64,529

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2,053100.0%100.0%$263,430$7,583,249
Single-Family22511.0%74.4%$62,210$6,692,956
2-Family80.4%2.4%1,150$117,031
3- and 4-Family100.5%0.4%$1,444$30,324
5+ Family1,81088.2%22.7%$198,625$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Bloomington79,96857.2%
Ellettsville6,5884.7%
Stinesville1990.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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