Monroe County is located in south central Kentucky. The County Seat is Tompkinsville and the largest city is Tompkinsville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.monroecounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 10,704 and the 2010 census population was 10,963. The land area is 329.37 square miles and there are 33.3 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 2.4% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 73.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 12% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $72,300, there are 4,401 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,656, the median household income is $29,808, and 25.2% of the persons in Monroe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 825. Retail sales (in $1000) were $99,988, and sales per capita were $8,582. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 33.8%.
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