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The 2000 Census showed that Monroe County had a population of 24,324 people. This represented 0.55% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 43rd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Monroe had a population of 22,389 people. This is a decrease of 7.96% 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
201023,068-5.16%+3.03% since 2009
200922,389-7.96%-1.14% since 2008
200822,648-6.89%-0.49% since 2007
200722,759-6.43%-0.99% since 2006
200622,986-5.5%-0.79% since 2005
200523,169-4.75%-0.78% since 2004
200423,351-4%-0.77% since 2003
200323,532-3.26%-1.14% since 2002
200223,803-2.14%-0.84% since 2001
200124,004-1.32%-1.32% since 2000
200024,324The Last Census

Monroe County had 11,343 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Monroe County has a total area<3> of 1,034 square miles [2,679 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (8.67 square miles [22.46 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Monroe County had a population density of 23.71 people per square mile [9.15 people/km²], making it the state's 53rd most densely populated county (out of 67 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 Alabama.

Click here for the Monroe County QuickFact (QF-01099).

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
BaldwinQF-01003   S179,878140,41528.1%
ButlerQF-01013   E19,96421,399-6.71%
ClarkeQF-01025   W26,04227,867-6.55%
ConecuhQF-01035   SE12,93114,089-8.22%
EscambiaQF-01053   S37,43438,440-2.62%
WilcoxQF-01131   N12,38413,183-6.06%

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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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