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Statistics and Facts of Monroe County Michigan
Monroe County was named for President James Monroe, in anticipation of his 1817 visit to the Michigan Territory.
Toledo was formerly part of Monroe County, but was ceded to Ohio as a consequences of the 1835 Toledo War. That was a dispute between Ohio and Michigan fought over a 500 square mile of land, which included the Maumee River’s mouth. In exchange, Michigan got the Upper Peninsula, then considered a wilderness.
The Battle of Frenchtown, one of the bloodiest battles in War of 1812 was fought in Monroe County. It was the largest conflict ever fought on Michigan soil. The River Raisin Battlefield is being considered for inclusion in the National Parks System.
The City of Monroe is one of the most historic cities in Michigan, and has a well marked trail of the battlefield.
Monroe is Michigan’s only county on Lake Erie, which is to the east. Fishing and boating are popular along coastal venues such as Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Monroe, and South Rockwood.
The River Raisin and Sandy Creek flow through the county. Wetlands, inlets and marshes abound along the lakeshore and near the mouth of the river. The presence of waterfowl, shore birds and wildlife makes the area a favorite for birdwatchers duck hunters.
The Sterling State Park is the only state park in the county, though there are also numerous tracts of state-owned hunting land.
Monroe county is rich in aleuvial soil, and its agricultural activities produce alfalfa, corn, grains, potatoes, soy beans, and sugar beets.
County population in July 2007: 153,608 (63% urban, 37% rural)
County owner-occupied houses and condos: 43,519
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,253
% of renters here: 19%
Land area: 551 sq. mi.
Water area: 128.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 279 people per square mile (high).
2008 cost of living index in Monroe County: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Type of workers:
Private wage or salary: 86%
Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
Unpaid family work: 0%
Median resident age: 36.0 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Males: 72,395 (49.6%)
Females: 73,550 (50.4%)
Average wage per job in 2003: $37,581
County population in 2003: 150,894
Jobs in 2003: 47,178
Total labor force in 2004: 77,483
Unemployment rate in 2004: 6.3%
Average household size:
Monroe County: 2.7 people
Michigan: 2.6 people
Estimated median household income in 2007: $53,750 ($51,743 in 1999)
This county: $53,750
2007 median house/condo value: $170,100 ($132,000 in 2000)
Monroe County: $170,100
Median contract rent in 2007 for apartments: $571 (lower quartile is $434, upper quartile is $743)
This county: $571
Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $170,100 (it was $126,600 in 2000)
Monroe County: $170,100
Lower value quartile – upper value quartile: $125,400 – $232,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,455
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $430
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2007: 6.8%
Monroe County: 6.8%
Median age of residents in 2007: 37 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2007:
This county: 7.0%
Whole state: 10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2007:
This county: 3.3%
Whole state: 4.8%
Cities in this county include: Monroe, Lambertville, Temperance, South Monroe, West Monroe, Dundee, Carleton, Detroit Beach, Woodland Beach, Stony Point.
Neighboring counties: Lenawee County, Lucas County, Ohio, Washtenaw County, Wayne County.
Unemployment in September 2007:
Current college students: 6,669
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.3%
Mean travel time to work: 24.0 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.1%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 42,044
One, attached: 1,097
3 or 4: 1,071
5 to 9: 1,596
10 to 19: 1,141
20 or more: 2,103
Mobile homes: 5,858
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15
Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 23,851 (2,139 second mortgage, 4,930 home equity loan, 100 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,141
Here: 70.2% with mortgage
State: 69.7% with mortgage
Agriculture in Monroe County
Average size of farms: 184 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77973
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $455.78
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.75%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $72110
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79298
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.20
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.07%
Corn for grain: 60444 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 18435 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 95809 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4479 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 299 acres
Means of transportation to work
Drove a car alone: 60,671 (88%)
Carpooled: 5,627 (8%)
Bus or trolley bus: 279 (0%)
Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
Motorcycle: 22 (0%)
Bicycle: 52 (0%)
Walked: 704 (1%)
Other means: 215 (0%)
Worked at home: 1,259 (2%)
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
Here: 58 per 1000 residents
State: 68 per 1000 residents
Here: 40 per 1000 residents
State: 45 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +605
Here: +4 per 1000 residents
State: +12 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +4,745
Here: +31 per 1000 residents
State: -16 per 1000 residents
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 84731
Private vs. public school enrollment:
Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,507
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 821
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 739
We service local and long distance moves for the following zip code:
Monroe County, MI 48117, 48131, 48133, 48140, 48145, 48144, 48157, 48159, 48160, 48161, 48162, 48166, 49267, 49270, 48179, 48182
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