Monroe County, Michigan is located in the southeastern corner of the state, and is home to an estimated population of 152,021 people. The county has a diverse economy, with the top industries being manufacturing, healthcare, retail trade, and accommodation and food services.
The median household income in Monroe County is $50,914, which is slightly higher than the national median of $50,221. The median age of residents is 38.8 years, which is slightly lower than the national median age of 38.9 years. The racial makeup of the county is 79.3% White, 16.6% African American, 1.3% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races.
The educational attainment of Monroe County residents is slightly higher than the national average. Approximately 88.4% of residents over the age of 25 have a high school diploma or equivalent, compared to the national average of 86.3%. Additionally, 28.2% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to the national average of 30.9%.
The median home value in Monroe County is $141,400, which is slightly lower than the national median of $184,700. The median gross rent in the county is $844, which is slightly lower than the national median of $949. The homeownership rate in Monroe County is 73.7%, which is slightly higher than the national rate of 63.9%.
Overall, Monroe County is a diverse and vibrant community with a strong economy and a high educational attainment rate. The median household income and median home value are slightly lower than the national averages, but the homeownership rate is slightly higher. The county is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.