Monroe County, MI

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2022 Population
154,823
0.49% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.6
0.467% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
3.67% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,573
6.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$202,200
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
71,039
0.36% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Monroe County, MI had a population of 155k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $72,573. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Monroe County, MI grew from 154,068 to 154,823, a 0.49% increase and its median household income grew from $68,006 to $72,573, a 6.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.38%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%), White (Hispanic) (1.86%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.3%).

None of the households in Monroe County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Monroe County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe County, MI are Monroe County Community College (416 degrees awarded in 2022) and Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe (68 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Monroe County, MI was $202,200, and the homeownership rate was 80.8%.

Most people in Monroe County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Monroe County, MI is home to a population of 155k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.26% of Monroe County, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.49k people).

In 2022, there were 26.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (139k people) in Monroe County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Monroe County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, MI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    139k ± 369
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.24k ± 501
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.27k ± 365
3.96%
Hispanic Population
6.13k people

In 2022, there were 26.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (139k people) in Monroe County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.96% of the people in Monroe County, MI are hispanic (6.13k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Monroe County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.49k people
2.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.31k people

As of 2022, 2.26% of Monroe County, MI residents (3.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe County, MI was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,118 ± 281
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,586 ± 319
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,565 ± 345

Monroe County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Monroe County, MI employs 71k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, MI are Manufacturing (14,752 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,090 people), and Retail Trade (6,941 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($116,809), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,641), and Manufacturing ($70,190).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

71k
2022 Value
± 1,953
−0.36%
1 Year decline
± 3.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County, MI declined at a rate of −0.36%, from 71.3k employees to 71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, MI, are Production Occupations (7,803 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,224 people), and Management Occupations (6,419 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

71k
2022 Value
± 1,953
−0.36%
1 Year decline
± 3.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County, MI declined at a rate of −0.36%, from 71.3k employees to 71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, MI, are Manufacturing (14,752 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,090 people), and Retail Trade (6,941 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Monroe County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,762
Median earning men ± $1,290
$34,620
Median earning women ± $1,313

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($81,375), Manufacturing ($74,372), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,985).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($53,775), Wholesale Trade ($52,361), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,955).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 963
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 578
    Manufacturing
  3. 506
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Monroe County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 60.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.25%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Monroe County, MI awarded 484 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 906 male students and 1,599 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County, MI are White (407 and 84.1%), followed by Black or African American (36 and 7.44%), Unknown (20 and 4.13%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 1.65%).

The largest universities in Monroe County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Monroe County Community College (416 and 86%) and Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe (68 and 14%).

The most popular majors in Monroe County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (162 and 33.5%), Registered Nursing (47 and 9.71%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (40 and 8.26%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,505 students enrolled in Monroe County, MI, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,729 records, of which 63.2% were women and 36.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 162 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Monroe County, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 162 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Monroe County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 416 degrees awarded
  2. 68 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Monroe County Community College with 416 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 144 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe County, MI, which is 0.424 times less than the 340 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 407 degrees mean that there were 11.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 36 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($6,383) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($830) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,488) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, MI was $202,200 in 2022, which is 0.717 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $174,500 to $202,200, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, MI is 80.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Monroe County, MI have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monroe County, MI is $72,573. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Monroe County, MI was Census Tract 8333 with a value of $112,393, followed by Census Tract 8305 and Census Tract 8332, with respective values of $102,250 and $99,850.

In 2022, 11.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.03%.

Property

$202,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,618
$50,266
Median Property Taxes
±$1,569

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monroe County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.8% of the housing units in Monroe County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8333
  2. Census Tract 8305
  3. Census Tract 8332

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, MI was Census Tract 8333 with a value of $112,393, followed by Census Tract 8305 and Census Tract 8332, with respective values of $102,250 and $99,850.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Monroe County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,573
Median Household Income
± $2,027
62.2k
Number of Households
± 1,720

In 2022, the median household income of the 62.2k households in Monroe County, MI grew to $72,573 from the previous year's value of $68,006.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe County, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.88%)
  3. Carpooled (6.56%)

In 2022, 84.1% of workers in Monroe County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.88%) and those who carpooled to work (6.56%).

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, MI have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Monroe County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.03%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, MI (16.7k out of 153k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, MI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.9% of the children was living in poverty in Monroe County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 240 in Monroe County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.85 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.4% of the population of Monroe County, MI has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.979% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, MI see 3010 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0332% increase from the previous year (3009 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 577 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,010 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Monroe County, MI

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, MI see an average of 3,010 patients per year. This represents a 0.0332% increase from the previous year (3,009 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Monroe County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.64%
Uninsured
55.5%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.979%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, MI declined by 5.16% from 3.84% to 3.64%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.7 in Monroe County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.3% in Monroe County, MI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.49% in Monroe County, MI.

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