Monroe County KY Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

Monroe County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,643
Population in Households 10,500
Population in Familes 8,517
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 4,452
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,923
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,146 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,306 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 754 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $80,649
Average Home Value $120,383


Median Household Income $27,683
Average Household Income $40,594
Per Capita Income $17,204
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.54%
Households -0.2% -0.38%
Families -0.43% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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, 2016 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 # 51 58th
Median Household Income # 110 9th
Per Capita Income # 103 15th

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