Monroe County TN Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

Monroe County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 45,901
Population in Households 45,401
Population in Familes 37,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density1 72
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 18,330
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 12,864
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,252 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,078 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,298 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $127,694
Average Home Value $167,333


Median Household Income $33,930
Average Household Income $44,770
Per Capita Income $17,929
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.72% 0.63%
Households 0.81% 0.65%
Families 0.58% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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 TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 34 65th
Population Density1 # 47 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 47 52nd
Median Household Income # 72 25th
Per Capita Income # 71 26th

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