Monroe County KY Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

Monroe County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 10,649
Population in Households 10,506
Population in Familes 8,533
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 4,420
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,920
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,106 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,314 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 784 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $77,429
Average Home Value $90,309


Median Household Income $28,378
Average Household Income $38,947
Per Capita Income $16,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.55% -0.61%
Households -0.38% -0.58%
Families -0.53% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Monroe County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 98 19th
Population Density1 # 107 12th
Diversity Index2 # 55 56th
Median Household Income # 103 15th
Per Capita Income # 98 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.