Monroe County IA Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,075
Population in Households 7,953
Population in Familes 6,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 3,237
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,196
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,953 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,455 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 782 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 716 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $103,125
Average Home Value $162,057


Median Household Income $50,035
Average Household Income $60,279
Per Capita Income $24,324
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.09%
Households 0.12% 0.03%
Families 0.01% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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 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, 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 # 87 13th
Population Density1 # 77 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 66 34th
Median Household Income # 53 47th
Per Capita Income # 80 20th

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