Monroe County is located in south-central Indiana. The County Seat is Bloomington and the largest city is Bloomington. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.monroe.in.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 143,339 and the 2010 census population was 137,959. The land area is 394.51 square miles and there are 349.7 persons per square mile.
87.8% of the population is White, 3.5% is Black or African American, 3.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 91.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 43.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $156,300, there are 53,914 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,032, the median household income is $40,052, and 25.1% of the persons in Monroe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 10,571. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,530,793, and sales per capita were $11,968. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.2%.
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