Monroe, LA

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Population

48,938

0.857% decline

Median Age

31.9


Median Household Income

$29,014

1.16% growth

Poverty Rate

34.8%


Number of Employees

18,723

1.25% growth

Median Property Value

$143,200

6.79% growth

About

In 2017, Monroe, LA had a population of 48.9k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $29,014. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe, LA declined from 49,361 to 48,938, a -0.857% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,681 to $29,014, a 1.16% increase.

The population of Monroe, LA is 63% Black or African American Alone, 33.7% White Alone, and 1.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Monroe, LA speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe, LA are Louisiana Delta Community College (1,885 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,480 degrees), and McCann School of Business & Technology (367112) (181 degrees).

The median property value in Monroe, LA is $143,200, and the homeownership rate is 44.3%. Most people in Monroe, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Monroe, LA employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Monroe, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,125 people), Retail Trade (2,546 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,210 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,750), Information ($42,306), and Manufacturing ($40,164).

Median household income in Monroe, LA is $29,014. Males in Monroe, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Monroe, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,014

2017 value

± $2,091

1.16%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Monroe, LA have a median annual income of $29,014, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,681 in 2016, which represents a 1.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 103.01

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 102.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe, LA was Census Tract 103.01 with a value of $100,833, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 102.01, with respective values of $77,227 and $49,710.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

34.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe, LA (15.9k out of 45.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    13,927 ± 799

  2. White

    1,687 ± 292

  3. Asian

    184 ± 154

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe, LA is Black, followed by White and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.7k

2017 Value

± 971

1.25%

1 Year growth

± 7.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe, LA grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 18.5k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,740 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,490 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,721 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,740 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,490 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,721 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Monroe, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.85 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.64 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe, LA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,500), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,427), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,054).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 971

1.25%

1 Year growth

± 7.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe, LA grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 18.5k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,125 people), Retail Trade (2,546 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,210 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe, LA, though some of these residents may live in Monroe, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Monroe, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,125 people), Retail Trade (2,546 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,210 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Monroe, LA has an unusually high number of Information (1.67 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.59 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,750), Information ($42,306), and Manufacturing ($40,164).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.4% of the population of Monroe, LA has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 31.9% on Medicaid, 8.2% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Monroe, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Monroe, LA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,527 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.6%

Uninsured

34.3%

Employer Coverage

31.9%

Medicaid

8.2%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

1.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe, LA declined by 30.9% from 19.7% to 13.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monroe, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Monroe, LA is home to a population of 48.9k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Monroe, LA residents were born outside of the country (884 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe, LA is composed of 30.8k Black or African American Alone residents (63%), 16.5k White Alone residents (33.7%), 734 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.5%), 478 Asian Alone residents (0.977%), 293 Two or More Races residents (0.599%), 99 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.202%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0123%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Monroe, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe, LA was 31.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Monroe, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe, LA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    884 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Monroe, LA residents (884 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe, LA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Monroe, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe, LA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    30.8k ± 733

  2. White Alone

    16.5k ± 739

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    734 ± 266

In 2017, there were 1.87 times more Black or African American Alone residents (30.8k people) in Monroe, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.5k White Alone and 734 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Monroe, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Monroe, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Monroe, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Monroe, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,005 ± 200

  2. Korea

    325 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    291 ± 136

Monroe, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Monroe, LA awarded 3,597 degrees. The student population of Monroe, LA is skewed towards women, with 4,707 male students and 8,351 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe, LA are White (1,894 and 53.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,280 and 36.2%), Unknown (140 and 3.96%), and Hispanic or Latino (100 and 2.83%).

The largest universities in Monroe, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana Delta Community College (1,885 and 52.4%), University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,480 and 41.1%), and McCann School of Business & Technology (367112) (181 and 5.03%).

The most popular majors in Monroe, LA are Welding Technology (554 and 15.4%), Health Aide (322 and 8.95%), and General Studies (215 and 5.98%).

The median tuition costs in Monroe, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,788 and $17,888 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 281 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 494 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Monroe, LA was Health Aide with 281 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Monroe, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,885 degrees awarded

  2. 1,480 degrees awarded

  3. 181 degrees awarded

$5,788

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Monroe, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana Delta Community College with 1,885 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,451

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,146

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,451 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe, LA, which is 0.676 times less than the 2,146 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,894 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,280 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    140 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monroe, LA were to White students. These 1,894 degrees mean that there were 1.48 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,280 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe, LA was $143,200 in 2017, which is 0.658 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,100 to $143,200, a 6.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe, LA is 44.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe, LA have an average commute time of 14 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$29,014

Median Household Income

± $2,091

17.4k

Number of Households

± 831

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.4k households in Monroe, LA grew to $29,014 from the previous year's value of $28,681.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$143,200

2017 Median

± $15,394

$134,100

2016 Median

± $15,571

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe, LA grew to to $143,200 from the previous year's value of $134,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monroe, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monroe, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Monroe, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monroe, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

44.3%

2017 Homeownership

44%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.3% of the housing units in Monroe, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Monroe, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monroe, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe, LA have a shorter commute time (14 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.847% of the workforce in Monroe, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12%

  3. Public Transit

    3.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monroe, LA was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12%) and those who Public Transit (3.03%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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