Monroe County is located in northwestern New York. The County Seat is Rochester and the largest city is Rochester. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.monroecounty.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 749,857 and the 2010 census population was 744,340. The land area is 657.21 square miles and there are 1132.6 persons per square mile.
77.7% of the population is White, 16% is Black or African American, 7.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 89.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 35.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $136,000, there are 297,040 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,732, the median household income is $52,394, and 15% of the persons in Monroe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 54,820. Retail sales (in $1000) were $8,496,065, and sales per capita were $11,628. The percentage of black-owned firms is 6.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.2%.
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