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The 2000 Census showed that Monroe County had a population of 38,014 people. This represented 1.34% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Monroe had a population of 36,905 people. This is a decrease of 2.92% 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
201036,989-2.7%+0.23% since 2009
200936,905-2.92%-0.62% since 2008
200837,135-2.31%+0.22% since 2007
200737,054-2.53%-0.26% since 2006
200637,152-2.27%-0.13% since 2005
200537,200-2.14%-0.75% since 2004
200437,481-1.4%-0.15% since 2003
200337,538-1.25%-0.28% since 2002
200237,642-0.98%-0.92% since 2001
200038,014The Last Census

Monroe County had 16,236 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Monroe County has a total area<3> of 772 square miles [1,999 km²]. Of this total, 764 square miles [1,979 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.02%) being water (7.87 square miles [20.38 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Monroe County had a population density of 49.75 people per square mile [19.21 people/km²], making it the state's 34th most densely populated county (out of 82 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 Mississippi.

Click here for the Monroe County QuickFact (QF-28095).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Monroe County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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
Lamar (AL)QF-01075   E14,20015,904-10.71%
ChickasawQF-28017   W18,68319,440-3.89%
ClayQF-28025   SW20,72221,979-5.72%
ItawambaQF-28057   N23,00022,7701.01%
LeeQF-28081   N81,91375,7558.13%
LowndesQF-28087   S59,65861,586-3.13%

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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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