Monroe County TN Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 46,463
Population in Households 45,963
Population in Familes 38,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density1 73
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 18,359
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 12,869
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,254 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,105 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,464 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $129,340
Average Home Value $174,951


Median Household Income $37,828
Average Household Income $50,649
Per Capita Income $20,147
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.54%
Households 0.58% 0.47%
Families 0.4% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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, 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 # 34 65th
Population Density1 # 47 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 47 53rd
Median Household Income # 49 49th
Per Capita Income # 54 44th

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