Monroe County is located in central Georgia. The County Seat is Forsyth and the largest city is Forsyth. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.monroecountygeorgia.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 27,051 and the 2010 census population was 26,461. The land area is 395.66 square miles and there are 66.8 persons per square mile.
74.4% of the population is White, 23.1% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 79.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $148,300, there are 9,550 households, an average of 2.66 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,888, the median household income is $48,630, and 12.9% of the persons in Monroe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,943. Retail sales (in $1000) were $114,402, and sales per capita were $4,563. The percentage of black-owned firms is 15.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.8%.
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