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Time Zone: Monroe County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Madisonville is the Seat for Monroe County.

Monroe County was founded in 1819.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Monroe had a population of 45,830 people. This is an increase of 17.63% since the last Census (which gave a population of 38,961 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Monroe represented 0.68% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

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
201044,519+14.27%-2.86% since 2009
200945,830+17.63%+0.35% since 2008
200845,670+17.22%+1.91% since 2007
200038,961The Last Census

More information can be found on the Monroe County Census Page for Monroe County.


Below are some of the communities located in Monroe County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Monroe County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Sweetwater   6,6545,58619.12% increase  
Madisonville   4,6973,93919.24% increase  
Vonore   1,4841,16227.71% increase  
Tellico Plains   96485912.22% increase  

Websites for Monroe County

Official Website:   www.monroegovernment.org/

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

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