Monroe, LA

Census Place

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2022 Population
47,631
0.985% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
35.1%
0.531% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$36,550
7.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$158,200
6.17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,789
3.67% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Monroe, LA had a population of 47.6k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $36,550. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Monroe, LA declined from 48,105 to 47,631, a −0.985% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,925 to $36,550, a 7.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (61.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (33.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), Other (Hispanic) (1.07%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.993%).

None of the households in Monroe, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Monroe, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe, LA are University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,774 degrees awarded in 2022), Louisiana Delta Community College (1,502 degrees), and Miller-Motte College-McCann-Monroe (72 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Monroe, LA was $158,200, and the homeownership rate was 44.6%.

Most people in Monroe, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Monroe, LA is home to a population of 47.6k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.05% of Monroe, LA residents were born outside of the country (978 people).

In 2022, there were 1.82 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.1k people) in Monroe, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 717 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Monroe, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe, LA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    29.1k ± 1.05k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.9k ± 997
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    717 ± 226
2.04%
Hispanic Population
970 people

In 2022, there were 1.82 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.1k people) in Monroe, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 717 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.04% of the people in Monroe, LA are hispanic (970 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
978 people
1.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
891 people

As of 2022, 2.05% of Monroe, LA residents (978 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe, LA was 1.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    663 ± 203
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    563 ± 217
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    313 ± 145

Monroe, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Monroe, LA employs 17.8k people. The largest industries in Monroe, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,136 people), Retail Trade (2,418 people), and Educational Services (2,102 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,817), Information ($57,567), and Public Administration ($56,967).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.8k
2022 Value
± 1,145
−3.67%
1 Year decline
± 9.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe, LA declined at a rate of −3.67%, from 18.5k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,961 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,764 people), and Management Occupations (1,751 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.8k
2022 Value
± 1,145
−3.67%
1 Year decline
± 9.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe, LA declined at a rate of −3.67%, from 18.5k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,136 people), Retail Trade (2,418 people), and Educational Services (2,102 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,919
Median earning men ± $6,136
$26,041
Median earning women ± $2,441

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($103,807), Public Administration ($70,762), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,886).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($60,982), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,542).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Monroe, LA awarded 3,426 degrees. The student population of Monroe, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,447 male students and 8,397 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe, LA are White (1,989 and 59.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,000 and 30.1%), Hispanic or Latino (109 and 3.28%), and Two or More Races (97 and 2.92%).

The largest universities in Monroe, LA by number of degrees awarded are University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,774 and 51.8%), Louisiana Delta Community College (1,502 and 43.8%), and Miller-Motte College-McCann-Monroe (72 and 2.1%).

The most popular majors in Monroe, LA are General Studies (418 and 12.2%), General Psychology (241 and 7.03%), and Registered Nursing (208 and 6.07%).

The median tuition cost in Monroe, LA for a public four year colleges is $5,788 for in-state students and $17,888 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Monroe, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 12,844 (34.6% men and 65.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 12,844 students enrolled in Monroe, LA, 34.6% men and 65.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,327 records, of which 64.8% were women and 35.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 169 degrees awarded
  2. 122 degrees awarded
  3. 74 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Monroe, LA was General Psychology with 169 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,774 degrees awarded
  2. 1,502 degrees awarded
  3. 72 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Louisiana at Monroe with 1,774 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,144 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe, LA, which is 0.501 times less than the 2,282 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,989 degrees mean that there were 1.99 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,000 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,788) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,294) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe, LA was $158,200 in 2022, which is 0.561 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $149,000 to $158,200, a 6.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe, LA is 44.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Monroe, LA have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monroe, LA is $36,550. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Monroe, LA was Census Tract 103.01 with a value of $105,338, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $77,292 and $53,208.

Property

$158,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,935
$7,995
Median Property Taxes
±$663

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Monroe, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

44.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44.6% of the housing units in Monroe, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.5%.

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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 1

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe, LA was Census Tract 103.01 with a value of $105,338, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $77,292 and $53,208.

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

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Household Income

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$36,550
Median Household Income
± $3,296
17.9k
Number of Households
± 1,079

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.9k households in Monroe, LA grew to $36,550 from the previous year's value of $33,925.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.4%)
  2. Carpooled (12.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.92%)

In 2022, 74.4% of workers in Monroe, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.7%) and those who worked at home (4.92%).

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe, LA have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.807% of the workforce in Monroe, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

35.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe, LA (15.5k out of 44.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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

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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Health

91.5% of the population of Monroe, LA has health coverage, with 30.8% on employee plans, 37.3% on Medicaid, 9.16% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ouachita Parish, LA see 1072 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.03% decrease from the previous year (1153 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1605 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,072 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ouachita Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Ouachita Parish, LA see an average of 1,072 patients per year. This represents a 7.03% decrease from the previous year (1,153 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ouachita Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 24% between 18 and 34 years, 34.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.51%
Uninsured
30.8%
Employer Coverage
37.3%
Medicaid
9.16%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe, LA grew by 6.94% from 7.96% to 8.51%.

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