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Monroe County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 395.7 square miles
Population Density 66.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 26,984
Population change 2%
Under 5 years of age 5.3%
Under 18 21.4%
65 and over 16.1%
Females 49.7%
White 74.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.4
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 23.1%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 80%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.7%
Veterans 2,069
Households and Housing
Households 9,550
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.6%
Median household income $48,630
The per capita income $22,888
Live below the poverty line. 12.9%
housing units 10,840
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $148,300
Residents owning their homes. 76.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,943
Women-owned firms 26.8%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 15.2%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $114,402
Retail sales per capita $4,563
Manufacturers shipments $118,057
Merchant wholesaler sales $0