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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%6,484,051
Today (2019)148,431122.2%6,731,010
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%
Two or More Race Groups3,92392.6%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)55,62412100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,9471214.3%18.5%
Married Without Children14,4191325.9%29.7%
Single Parents3,833176.9%9.3%
Living Alone18,176832.7%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 2019 (estimate)62,39012100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)61,60011100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2019)$175,6007  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2019)$7836  

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
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)84,496131.9%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher92.7%8 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree45.7%3 26.5%

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 2019$43,6604489.7%48,678
Median Household Income in 201953,1136892.2%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201920.8%2174.8%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.0%4399.3%15.1%
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
Annual Unemployment Rate3.335100.0%3.3
November 2020 Unemployment Rate3.86677.6%4.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work93,049100.0%$4,743,321100.0%$50,977
Wage and Salary75,75881.4%$3,300,47669.6%$43,566
Farm Proprietors3940.4%$-843-0.0%$-2,140
Nonfarm Proprietors16,89718.2%$463,6199.8%$27,438
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8,3629.0%$189,5204.0%$22,664
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,5402.7%$25,6150.5%$10,085
  Health Care, Social Serv.10,29311.1%$615,05413.0%$59,755
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,5504.9%$350,7207.4%$77,081
  Retail Trade7,6708.2%$240,3445.1%$31,336
  Trans., Warehousing1,8652.0%$59,6871.3%$32,004
  Wholesale Trade1,7901.9%$127,0952.7%$71,003
  Other Private (not above)13,185*14.2%*$505,896*10.7%*$38,369*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

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
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

in 2019
Percent of County
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