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Monroe County, IN&

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0.62% growth
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2.32% growth
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1.64% growth
Median Property Value
0.56% growth


The economy of Monroe County, IN employs 71,035 people. The economy of Monroe County, IN is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Information, which employ respectively 2.5; 1.39; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Monroe County, IN are Educational Services (16,508), Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,203), and Retail trade (7,843), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,246), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($50,227), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,310).

Median household income in Monroe County, IN is $43,389. Males in Monroe County, IN have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,078. The income inequality of Monroe County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.545 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Monroe County, IN. In Monroe County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,795. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Monroe County, IN is home to a population of 143,292 people, from which 94.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe County, IN is composed of 121,090 White residents (84.5%), 8,914 Asian residents (6.22%), 4,672 Hispanic residents (3.26%), 4,332 Black residents (3.02%), and 3,795 Two+ residents (2.65%). The most common foreign languages in Monroe County, IN are Chinese (3,519 speakers), Spanish (2,977 speakers), and Korean (1,375 speakers), but compared to other places, Monroe County, IN has a relative high number of Korean (1,375 speakers), Chinese (3,519 speakers), and Other West Germanic (307 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Monroe County, IN awarded 11,521 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, IN is skewed towards females, with 5,668 male students and 5,853 female students. Most students in Monroe County, IN are White (7,873 and 68.3%), followed by Asian (517 and 4.49%), Hispanic or Latino (481 and 4.17%), and Black or African American (401 and 3.48%). The largest universities in Monroe County, IN by number of graduates are Indiana University-Bloomington (11,491 and 99%), Hair Arts Academy (30 and 0.26%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Monroe County, IN are General Business (1,353 and 11.7%), Public Administration (509 and 4.42%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (389 and 3.38%). The median tuition costs in Monroe County, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,087 and $32,945 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, IN is $161,300, which is 0.79 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $160,400 to $161,300, a 0.56% increase. The homeownership rate of Monroe County, IN is 54.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Monroe County, IN have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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