Monroe County WI Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

Monroe County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 45,957
Population in Households 45,145
Population in Familes 36,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 812
Population Density1 51
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 18,030
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 12,110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,609 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,421 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,876 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $141,346
Average Home Value $172,498


Median Household Income $51,314
Average Household Income $63,099
Per Capita Income $24,976
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.36%
Households 0.59% 0.44%
Families 0.5% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Monroe County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 58th
Population Density1 # 36 51st
Diversity Index2 # 27 64th
Median Household Income # 27 64th
Per Capita Income # 44 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.