Monroe, MI

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Population

149,619

0.217% decline

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$59,479

4.41% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Number of Employees

69,205

1.42% growth

Median Property Value

$149,500

5.65% growth

About

In 2017, Monroe, MI had a population of 150k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $59,479. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe, MI declined from 149,945 to 149,619, a -0.217% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,968 to $59,479, a 4.41% increase.

The population of Monroe, MI is 91.5% White Alone, 3.45% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.3% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Monroe, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe, MI are Monroe County Community College (455 degrees awarded in 2017) and Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe (79 degrees).

The median property value in Monroe, MI is $149,500, and the homeownership rate is 80.2%. Most people in Monroe, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Monroe, MI employs 69.2k people. The largest industries in Monroe, MI are Manufacturing (15,042 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,799 people), and Retail Trade (6,956 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,908), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,656), and Manufacturing ($57,833).

Median household income in Monroe, MI is $59,479. Males in Monroe, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Monroe, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,479

2017 value

± $1,498

4.41%

1 Year Growth

± 3.2%

Households in Monroe, MI have a median annual income of $59,479, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,968 in 2016, which represents a 4.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time 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

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $82,884, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $80,193 and $71,860.

The following map shows all of the counties in Monroe, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe, MI (16.6k out of 148k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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. White

    14,573 ± 831

  2. Black

    1,003 ± 228

  3. Hispanic

    980 ± 216

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

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

69.2k

2017 Value

± 1,600

1.42%

1 Year growth

± 3.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe, MI grew at a rate of 1.42%, from 68.2k employees to 69.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,588 people), Production Occupations (8,105 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,089 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,588 people), Production Occupations (8,105 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,089 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Monroe, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.02 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.52 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,074), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,300), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,832).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

69.2k

2017 Value

± 1,600

1.42%

1 Year growth

± 3.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe, MI grew at a rate of 1.42%, from 68.2k employees to 69.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe, MI, are Manufacturing (15,042 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,799 people), and Retail Trade (6,956 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe, MI, though some of these residents may live in Monroe, MI 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, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (15,042 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,799 people), and Retail Trade (6,956 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Monroe, MI has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.15 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.15 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($91,908), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,656), and Manufacturing ($57,833).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $138B, followed by Mixed freight ($38.2B) and Machinery ($36.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan 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 Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.4B, followed by Indiana with $27.2B and Illinois and $21.6B.

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of Monroe, MI has health coverage, with 56.2% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Monroe, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Monroe, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 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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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

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

5.77%

Uninsured

56.2%

Employer Coverage

12.2%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe, MI declined by 14.7% from 6.76% to 5.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monroe, MI 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Monroe, MI is home to a population of 150k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.22% of Monroe, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.33k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe, MI is composed of 137k White Alone residents (91.5%), 5.16k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.45%), 3.44k Black or African American Alone residents (2.3%), 2.25k Two or More Races residents (1.51%), 943 Asian Alone residents (0.63%), 504 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.337%), 351 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.235%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00468%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe, MI was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Monroe, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe, MI residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.22%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.33k people

2.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.15k people

As of 2017, 2.22% of Monroe, MI residents (3.33k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe, MI was 2.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Michigan residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Monroe, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe, MI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    137k ± 219

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.16k ± 327

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.44k ± 214

In 2017, there were 26.5 times more White Alone residents (137k people) in Monroe, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.16k Hispanic or Latino and 3.44k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,042 ± 365

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,147 ± 188

  3. Korea

    964 ± 147

Monroe, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Monroe, MI awarded 534 degrees. The student population of Monroe, MI is skewed towards women, with 1,304 male students and 1,933 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe, MI are White (456 and 85.4%), followed by Unknown (42 and 7.87%), Black or African American (17 and 3.18%), and Hispanic or Latino (12 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Monroe, MI by number of degrees awarded are Monroe County Community College (455 and 85.2%) and Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe (79 and 14.8%).

The most popular majors in Monroe, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (161 and 30.1%), Registered Nursing (51 and 9.55%), and General Cosmetology (45 and 8.43%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Monroe, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 161 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Monroe, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 455 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Monroe, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Monroe County Community College with 455 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

171

Degrees Awarded to Men

363

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 171 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe, MI, which is 0.471 times less than the 363 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Monroe, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    456 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    17 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monroe, MI were to White students. These 456 degrees mean that there were 10.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 42 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe, MI was $149,500 in 2017, which is 0.651 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $141,500 to $149,500, a 5.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe, MI is 80.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe, MI have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$149,500

2017 Median

± $3,011

$141,500

2016 Median

± $2,691

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe, MI grew to to $149,500 from the previous year's value of $141,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monroe, MI 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, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$59,479

Median Household Income

± $1,498

58.7k

Number of Households

± 1,424

In 2017, the median household income of the 58.7k households in Monroe, MI grew to $59,479 from the previous year's value of $56,968.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe, MI 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Monroe, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monroe, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

80.2%

2017 Homeownership

79.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.2% of the housing units in Monroe, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe, MI have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in Monroe, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.3%

  2. Carpooled

    6.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monroe, MI was Drove Alone (86.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.92%) and those who Worked At Home (3.47%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monroe, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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