Monroe County IA Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,052
Daytime Population: Workers 3,232
Daytime Population: Residents 4,469
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,701
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 7,930
Population in Familes 6,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $52,019
Average Household Income $62,083
Per Capita Income $25,103


Total Housing Units 3,967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,458 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 777 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 732 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $102,450
Average Home Value $165,043


Total Households 3,235
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,186
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 0.14% 0.13%
Households 0.09% 0.1%
Families -0.06% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.92%


Monroe County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa 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 # 87 13th
Population Density # 77 23rd
Diversity Index # 71 30th
Median Household Income # 46 55th
Per Capita Income # 80 20th

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

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