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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Monroe County is located in Indiana with a population of 144,436. Monroe County is one of the best places to live in Indiana. In Monroe County, most residents own their homes. In Monroe County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Monroe County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Monroe County are highly rated.
Population
144,436

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$869
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Monroe County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    347.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    85
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    543.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,211.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    195
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    27%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Monroe County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,689
National
$55,322

Monroe County Reviews

2 reviews
Living in Monroe County is certainly an experience. The University creates both a wonderful diversity in the town that also brings a seasonal annoyance of college students. The summers around town are a wonderful thing. With plenty of parks and trails around town and lots of Whole Food type markets, it fits more of the holistic, outdoorsy type person.
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Recently moved here and discovered its a wonderful place to live. Close to Indianapolis and everything is relatively close