Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of West Monroe is 12,227. West Monroe, Louisiana is the 2,676th largest city in the US.
West Monroe is located entirely in Ouachita Parish.
The peak population of West Monroe was in 1990, when its population was 13,992. In 1990, West Monroe was the 1,879th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,676th largest city in the US. West Monroe is currently 12.6% smaller than it was in 1990.
West Monroe has shrunk 7.5% since the year 2000. West Monroe, Louisiana's growth is extremely below average. 89% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of West Monroe, Louisiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 10,162. The voting age population is 46.2% male and 53.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 18.0% of the residents of West Monroe are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of West Monroe are 59.9% White, 35.4% Black, 2.1% Other, 1.4% Asian, 1.0% Two or more races and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 3.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In West Monroe, 24.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 28.7%. On a per-household basis, 17.1% of families are below the poverty line in West Monroe.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.3% of West Monroe residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.8% of West Monroe residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 21.1% have a bachelor's degree and 6.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among West Monroe residents aged 5 and older, 3.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in West Monroe is 6.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In West Monroe, 13.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in West Monroe is $34,454.
In West Monroe, 39.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 60.3% of housing units in West Monroe.
Of all the housing units in West Monroe, 4.2% of them were build before 1940.
In West Monroe, 8.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 570 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in West Monroe is $744.
In West Monroe, 61.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|2668||St. Marys, Pennsylvania||12,260||-15.2%|
|2674||Elon, North Carolina||12,232||79.4%|
|2675||Palmer Town, Massachusetts||12,232|
|2676||West Monroe, Louisiana||12,227||-7.5%|
|2681||Ringwood, New Jersey||12,198||-1.7%|
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