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Monroe County, Indiana

Named in 1818 in honor of President James Monroe

County Seat: Bloomington

Largest City: Bloomington (2023 population: 78,840)

Population per Square Mile: 353.21

Square Miles: 394.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)139,718122.2%6,484,050
Today (2023)139,342122.0%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*162,024122.3%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.3%39 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1,27389 4,599
Net International Migration9135 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)64190.9%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,642154.0%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)16,0961511.5%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)35,530525.4%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)34,6441224.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,1631519.4%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)20,6701514.8%16.9%
Median Age31.1  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone458160.3%0.4%
Asian Alone9,62756.9%2.8%
Black Alone5,475183.9%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone116110.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups4,049102.9%2.4%
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 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)57,46612100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,6751413.4%18.1%
Married Without Children14,4741425.2%29.6%
Single Parents3,567176.2%9.0%
Living Alone19,738834.3%29.4%

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 2023 (estimate)66,77612100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)64,00911100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$240,6006  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$9435  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 15,103161.3%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)82,493141.8%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher94.7%4 90%
with B.A. or higher degree48.2%3 28.2%

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 2022$54,4003193.3%58,323
Median Household Income in 202264,2994596.3%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202218.2%5145.6%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.0%5590.9%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202235240.9%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20227,769191.3%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20235,241221.0%511,735

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, 20211,105171.4%79,946
Births to Teens, 202149201.3%3,845
Deaths, 2019991181.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force70,790122.1%3,401,387
Annual Unemployment Rate3.335100.0%3.3
April 2024 Unemployment Rate3.434100.0%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work95,835100.0%$5,598,700100.0%$58,420
Wage and Salary77,25380.6%$4,086,37673.0%$52,896
Farm Proprietors3810.4%$-443-0.0%$-1,163
Nonfarm Proprietors18,20119.0%$457,7758.2%$25,151
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8,1338.5%$227,9704.1%$28,030
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,3132.4%$40,7870.7%$17,634
  Health Care, Social Serv.10,71611.2%$780,49013.9%$72,834
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,8665.1%$327,3345.8%$67,270
  Retail Trade7,4497.8%$267,9894.8%$35,977
  Trans., Warehousing2,6092.7%$68,7611.2%$26,355
  Wholesale Trade2,0722.2%$170,9813.1%$82,520
  Other Private (not above)18,86019.7%$868,10115.5%$46,029

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2023UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed479100.0%100.0%$131,699$7,695,489
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$40,460
5+ Family23949.9%34.2%$55,450$1,594,777

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 2023
Percent of County

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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