Monroe County is located in south-central Iowa. The County Seat is Albia and the largest city is Albia. The Official Web Site is located at http://monroecoia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,001 and the 2010 census population was 7,970. The land area is 433.72 square miles and there are 18.4 persons per square mile.
97.5% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 86.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $95,200, there are 3,361 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,508, the median household income is $45,997, and 11.8% of the persons in Monroe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 521. Retail sales (in $1000) were $62,488, and sales per capita were $8,256. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.1%.
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