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Monroe Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Monroe Area is 150,851. The Monroe Area population density is 221.83 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 102.25 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Monroe Area is white, which represent 94.64% of the total population. The average Monroe Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 150,851. #270

Population Density, #141

Monroe Area
221.83 per square mile
102.25 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:142,767 (94.64%, #120)
Black:3,462 (2.29%, #546)
Hispanic:4,885 (3.24%, #582)
Asian:859 (0.57%, #639)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):607 (0.40%, #440)
One Race, Other:1,007 (0.67%, see rank)
Two or More Races:2,149 (1.42%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:3,782 (77.42%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:526 (10.77%, see rank)
Cuban:148 (3.03%, see rank)
Central American:68 (1.39%, see rank)
South American:67 (1.37%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

130,651 (86.61%) out of the total population of 150,851 reported first ancestry.

 Monroe Area% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Arab9080.60%, see rank1.70%0.56%
Czech8250.55%, see rank0.48%0.47%
Danish2230.15%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch3,2642.16%, see rank4.77%1.40%
English13,3498.85%, see rank9.31%8.02%
French17,44311.56%, see rank6.00%3.34%
German43,94029.13%, see rank20.99%15.03%
Greek3430.23%, see rank0.44%0.41%
Hungarian3,1262.07%, see rank0.96%0.46%
Irish19,89213.19%, see rank11.09%10.80%
Italian8,7675.81%, see rank4.72%5.52%
Norwegian5350.35%, see rank0.77%1.42%
Polish14,7419.77%, see rank8.63%3.01%
Portuguese230.02%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian7660.51%, see rank0.73%0.92%
Scotch-Irish9370.62%, see rank0.71%0.99%
Scottish3,1002.06%, see rank2.22%1.72%
Subsaharan African1150.08%, see rank0.58%0.95%
Swedish9890.66%, see rank1.52%1.27%
Swiss2250.15%, see rank0.24%0.30%
Ukrainian2620.17%, see rank0.39%0.31%
American21,11814.00%, see rank5.98%7.12%
Welsh8460.56%, see rank0.47%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 74,367 (49.30%, see rank)
Females: 76,484 (50.70%, see rank)

Monroe Area
Male: 49.30%
Female: 50.70%
Male: 49.09%
Female: 50.91%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Monroe Area
41.40 years old
39.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Monroe Area
40.60 years old
38.00 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Monroe Area
42.30 years old
40.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Monroe Area% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Under 5 years8,3125.51%, see rank5.85%6.36%
5 to 9 years9,4786.28%, see rank6.30%6.51%
10 to 14 years10,5657.00%, see rank6.64%6.59%
15 to 19 years10,3266.85%, see rank7.12%6.85%
20 to 24 years9,0496.00%, see rank7.14%7.13%
25 to 34 years16,44610.90%, see rank11.92%13.47%
35 to 44 years19,19112.72%, see rank12.39%12.96%
45 to 54 years23,87715.83%, see rank14.69%14.09%
55 to 64 years21,71314.39%, see rank13.36%12.29%
65 to 74 years12,3198.17%, see rank8.04%7.64%
75 to 84 6,9504.61%, see rank4.53%4.25%
85 years and over2,6251.74%, see rank2.02%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Monroe AreaMichiganU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population103,121, 100%6,619,834209,056,129
Less Than High School10,572, 10.25%, see rank10.73%13.67%
High School Graduate36,776, 35.66%, see rank30.18%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree36,671, 35.56%, see rank32.68%29.09%
Bachelor Degree12,159, 11.79%, see rank16.15%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree6,943, 6.73%, see rank10.27%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.24, see rank13.5913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Monroe Area MichiganU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten4,43375.98%24.02%77.32%22.68%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)15,44891.38%, see rank8.62%, see rank89.70%10.30%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)8,91191.91%, see rank8.09%, see rank91.59%8.41%90.60%9.40%
College7,83987.96%, see rank12.04%, see rank84.70%15.30%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,19676.51%, see rank23.49%, see rank75.66%24.34%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Monroe AreaMichiganU.S.
Total Households58,328, 100%3,827,880116,211,092
Average Household Size2.56, see rank2.522.63
1 Person Households14,529, 24.91%, see rank28.90%27.57%
2 or More Person Households43,799, 75.09%, see rank71.10%72.43%
Family Households (Families)41,216, 70.66%, see rank65.34%66.22%
Average Family Size3.12, see rank3.203.32
Married-Couple Family31,905, 54.70%, see rank48.00%48.42%
Nonfamily Households17,112, 29.34%, see rank34.66%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Monroe Area%MichiganU.S.
15 Years and Over Total122,496see rank8,030,282252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over60,007100%, see rank3,903,030123,281,364
Never Married18,02530.04%, see rank35.49%35.77%
Married33,75056.24%, see rank51.21%52.04%
Widowed1,7282.88%, see rank2.74%2.57%
Divorced6,50410.84%, see rank10.56%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over62,489100%, see rank4,127,252129,692,771
Never Married14,35022.96%, see rank29.42%29.48%
Married34,13254.62%, see rank48.54%49.19%
Widowed6,1649.86%, see rank9.51%9.16%
Divorced7,84312.55%, see rank12.53%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Monroe Area%MichiganU.S.
Native147,72597.93%, see rank93.83%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence91,47860.64%, see rank76.68%58.73%
Born in Different State55,68036.91%, see rank16.47%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
5670.38%, see rank0.67%1.42%
Foreign Born3,1262.07%, see rank6.17%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,5521.03%, see rank3.12%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,5741.04%, see rank3.06%7.09%
Born In Europe8910.59%, see rank1.37%1.53%
Born In Asia8120.54%, see rank2.93%3.82%
Born In Africa650.04%, see rank0.27%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America7660.51%, see rank1.18%6.83%
Born In Northern America5920.39%, see rank0.40%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Monroe Area%MichiganU.S.
English55,55195.24%, see rank90.09%79.39%
Spanish1,0581.81%, see rank3.16%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1,1231.93%, see rank3.59%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2420.41%, see rank1.55%3.36%
Other3540.61%, see rank1.60%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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