Monroe County, KY Demographics

The total population of Monroe County is estimated to be 11,331 with 5,645 males (49.82%) and 5,686 females (50.18%). There are 41 more females than males in Monroe County.
The median household income in Monroe County was $42,517 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 2,769(6.97%) from $39,748 in 2020. This income is 56.99% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Monroe County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $67,422. Overall, the median household income for the county of Monroe County stands at $42,517.
In Monroe County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $29,528 for males and $22,346 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $47,560 for males and $42,632 for females.
In Monroe County, there are just three different racial groups among households. Among these, Two or More Races households report a median household income of $189,835, followed by White households at $44,091, and Black or African American households with a median household income of $11,460.
In 2022, the population of Monroe County was 11,355, a 0.76% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Monroe County's population was 11,269, a decline of 0.42% compared to a population of 11,316 in 2020.
The median age in Monroe County, KY is 41.1, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.31% were under the age of 15, 17.36% aged 15 to 29, 44.96% aged 30 to 64, 16.72% aged 65 to 84, and 1.66% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Monroe County population: 94.70% are White, 2.12% are Black or African American, 0.16% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.37% are Asian, 0.03% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.03% are some other race and 1.59% are multiracial.