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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Monroe County is located in Tennessee with a population of 45,698. In Monroe County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Monroe County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$627
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
    786.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,217.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,782.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    469
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Monroe County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,931
National
$55,322

Monroe County Reviews

14 reviews
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Even though my hometown is a small place without a bunch of stores, I have to say I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. It's a great place to grow up and raise your children. Everyone knows everyone, everyone watches out for everyone, and everyone is kind to each other. There is always something to do, weather it be ride up the mountain and see the beautiful sights, or take a quick swim in the river. It's just a good small town to have a good time with a bunch of friends and make memories you'll never forget.
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Madisonville will always truly be home, but I do plan on pursuing my career after college in other parts of the country.
Monroe County is a great place to live and visit. Tellico Lake is awesome and the people are very friendly. It is not too far from major cities.