|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Monroe is 47,284. Monroe, Louisiana is the 844th largest city in the US.
Monroe is located entirely in Ouachita Parish.
The peak population of Monroe was in 1990, when its population was 54,779. In 1990, Monroe was the 458th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 844th largest city in the US. Monroe is currently 13.7% smaller than it was in 1990.
Monroe has shrunk 10.7% since the year 2000. Monroe, Louisiana's growth is extremely below average. 96% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Monroe has a population density of 1,670.9 people per square mile.
|839||Binghamton, New York||47,566||0.5%|
|840||San Luis Obispo, California||47,545||7.1%|
|842||Rancho Santa Margarita, California||47,442||0.8%|
|849||East Providence, Rhode Island||46,929||-3.7%|
The total voting age population of Monroe, Louisiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 34,651. The voting age population is 45.7% male and 54.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.4% of the residents of Monroe are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Monroe are 62.2% Black, 33.9% White, 1.9% Other, 1.0% Two or more races, 0.8% Asian and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 2.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Monroe, 36.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 54.1%. On a per-household basis, 31.6% of families are below the poverty line in Monroe.
Among those aged 16 and older, 53.5% of Monroe residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.3% of Monroe residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 25.9% have a bachelor's degree and 9.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Monroe residents aged 5 and older, 3.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.7% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Monroe is 8.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Monroe, 12.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Monroe is $30,438.
In Monroe, 42.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 57.2% of housing units in Monroe.
Of all the housing units in Monroe, 5.5% of them were build before 1940.
In Monroe, 9.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,000 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Monroe is $702.
In Monroe, 68.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.