Monroe County TN Information

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Monroe County Subdivisions

Monroe County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 46,947 (100%)
Population in Households 46,398 (98.8%)
Population in Families 38,543 (82.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 549 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 74
Diversity Index2 24
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,965
Average Household Income $55,950
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $22,306
Wealth Index5 52
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 22,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,838 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,865 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,763 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $134,105
Average Home Value $181,989
Housing Affordability Index3 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,703
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 13,043
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.52% 0.57%
Households 0.53% 0.59%
Families 0.38% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.61%

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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, 2020 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 # 48 52nd
Median Household Income # 56 42nd
Housing Affordability Index # 52 55th
Per Capita Income # 62 36th
Diversity Index # 47 52nd

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