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Monroe County, Indiana

Named in 1818 in honor of President James Monroe

County Seat: Bloomington

Largest City: Bloomington (2018 population: 84,981)

Population per Square Mile: 372.41

Square Miles: 394.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)137,959122.1%6,484,192
Today (2018)146,917122.2%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*151,396122.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today6.5%8 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-93390 3,555
Net International Migration7923 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)331131.7%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,468154.4%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)16,4981511.2%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)38,694426.3%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)36,7091225.0%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)29,2991519.9%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)19,2491513.1%15.8%
Median Age29.9  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone464150.3%0.4%
Asian Alone10,35457.0%2.5%
Black Alone5,335173.6%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone96120.1%0.1%
White126,8861286.4%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups3,78292.6%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic141,7721296.5%92.9%
Hispanic5,145183.5%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)62,05811100.0%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 (2018/2019 Total Reported) 14,917171.3%1,117,590
Public14,495171.4%1,054,903
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 2018$42,2124589.5%47,149
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 201855220.9%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20187,612181.3%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20195,300221.0%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force69,690122.1%3,381,713
Employed67,180122.1%3,265,580
Unemployed2,510112.2%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.631105.9%3.4
October 2019 Unemployment Rate3.127103.3%3.0

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed369100.0%100.0%$73,232$4,879,857
Single-Family20756.1%76.4%$53,500$4,269,197
2-Family5615.2%2.0%7,532$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family10628.7%21.4%$12,201$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Bloomington84,98157.8%
Ellettsville6,6764.5%
Stinesville2170.1%
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