Monroe County NY Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

Monroe County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 750,235
Population in Households 723,838
Population in Familes 556,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 26,397
Population Density1 1,142
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 306,090
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 185,653
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 327,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191,755 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 114,335 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,120 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $140,920
Average Home Value $171,674


Median Household Income $52,720
Average Household Income $73,582
Per Capita Income $30,758
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.14%
Households 0.3% 0.26%
Families 0.12% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Monroe County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 87th
Population Density1 # 10 85th
Diversity Index2 # 13 81st
Median Household Income # 23 65th
Per Capita Income # 18 73rd

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