Monroe County TN Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

Monroe County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 46,484
Daytime Population: Workers 14,221
Daytime Population: Residents 29,353
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,574
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 45,984
Population in Familes 38,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density2 73
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $40,601
Average Household Income $53,948
Per Capita Income $21,417


Total Housing Units 21,727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,355 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,984 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,388 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $134,028
Average Home Value $173,336


Total Households 18,339
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 12,857
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.68%
Households 0.48% 0.61%
Families 0.33% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.13%


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, 2017 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 Density # 47 52nd
Diversity Index # 47 52nd
Median Household Income # 44 55th
Per Capita Income # 54 44th

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