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The 2000 Census showed that Monroe County had a population of 21,757 people. This represented 0.27% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 78th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Monroe had a population of 25,425 people. This is an increase of 16.86% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201026,424+21.45%+3.93% since 2009
200925,425+16.86%+0.83% since 2008
200825,215+15.89%+0.58% since 2007
200725,069+15.22%+3.06% since 2006
200624,325+11.8%+3.04% since 2005
200523,607+8.5%+1.42% since 2004
200423,277+6.99%+0.24% since 2003
200323,222+6.73%+2.74% since 2002
200222,602+3.88%+2.63% since 2001
200122,022+1.22%+1.22% since 2000
200021,757The Last Census

Monroe County had 8,425 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Monroe County has a total area<3> of 397.8 square miles [1,030 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.17 square miles [5.61 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Monroe County had a population density of 55 people per square mile [21.23 people/km²], making it the state's 82nd most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Monroe County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Monroe and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Monroe County QuickFact (QF-13207).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BibbQF-13021   SE156,060153,8871.41%
ButtsQF-13035   N24,39219,52224.95%
CrawfordQF-13079   S12,24012,495-2.04%
JasperQF-13159   NE13,95311,42622.12%
JonesQF-13169   E27,74023,63917.35%
LamarQF-13171   W17,55015,91210.29%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Monroe. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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