Monroe County is located in West Central Wisconsin. The County Seat is Sparta and the largest city is Sparta. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.monroe.wi.us . The 2014 population estimate is 45,379 and the 2010 census population was 44,675. The land area is 900.78 square miles and there are 49.6 persons per square mile.
95% of the population is White, 1.5% is Black or African American, 3.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 88.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $135,300, there are 17,543 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,456, the median household income is $49,774, and 14.4% of the persons in Monroe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,868. Retail sales (in $1000) were $502,249, and sales per capita were $11,657. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17.5%.
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