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Monroe County, Mississippi

PO Box 578
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: (662) 369-8143
Fax: (662) 369-7928
www.gomonroe.org

On the central eastern border of MS, north of Columbus; organized Feb 9, 1821 from Chickasaw cession of 1821. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 772.04 (land 764.17; water 7.87) Population per square mile: 49.30
Population 2005: 37,704 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 3.90% Population 2000: 38,014 (White 68.00%; Black or African American 30.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,072; median household $30,307; Population below poverty level: 17.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,398-$20,994
Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.10% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Monroe County, Iowa

10 Benton Ave E
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-5212
Fax: (641) 932-3245

In south-central IA, west of Ottumwa; established as Kishkekosh County Feb 17, 1843 (prior to statehood) from Wapello County. Name changed Jan 19, 1846. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 434.11 (land 433.41; water 0.70) Population per square mile: 18.10
Population 2005: 7,835 State rank: 89 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.30%; 1990-2000 -1.20% Population 2000: 8,016 (White 98.10%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,155; median household $34,877; Population below poverty level: 9.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,683-$24,957
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Monroe County, Indiana

301 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone: (812) 349-2612
Fax: (812) 349-2610
www.co.monroe.in.us

In central IN, west of Columbus; organized Jan 14, 1818 from Orange County. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 411.32 (land 394.35; water 16.97) Population per square mile: 307.90
Population 2005: 121,407 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 10.60% Population 2000: 120,563 (White 89.80%; Black or African American 3.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 3.40%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 5.40%. Median age: 27.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,534; median household $33,311; Population below poverty level: 18.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,176-$25,162
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bloomington County seat (68,779)

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    Monroe County, Arkansas

    123 Madison St
    Clarendon, AR 72029
    Phone: (870) 747-3632
    Fax: (870) 747-5961

    In east-central AR, east of Little Rock; organized Nov 2, 1839 from Phillips and Arkansas counties. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 621.41 (land 606.65; water 14.76) Population per square mile: 15.30
    Population 2005: 9,302 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.30%; 1990-2000 -9.50% Population 2000: 10,254 (White 58.50%; Black or African American 38.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 38.30
    Income 2000: per capita $13,096; median household $22,632; Population below poverty level: 27.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,062-$20,713
    Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 21.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Monroe County, Georgia

    38 W Main St
    Forsyth, GA 31029
    Phone: (478) 994-7000
    Fax: (478) 994-7294
    www.monroecountygeorgia.com

    In central GA, northwest of Macon; original county; organized May 15, 1821 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 397.80 (land 395.63; water 2.17) Population per square mile: 60.10
    Population 2005: 23,785 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 9.30%; 1990-2000 27.10% Population 2000: 21,757 (White 69.60%; Black or African American 27.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 36.40
    Income 2000: per capita $19,580; median household $44,195; Population below poverty level: 9.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,792-$25,207
    Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 27.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.10%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Monroe County, Florida

    500 Whitehead St
    Key West, FL 33040
    Phone: (305) 292-3540
    Fax: (305) 295-3970
    www.co.monroe.fl.us

    In southwestern FL, includes the Florida Keys; organized Jul 3, 1823 (prior to statehood) from Saint Johns County. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 3737.15 (land 996.91; water 2740.24) Population per square mile: 76.60
    Population 2005: 76,329 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.10%; 1990-2000 2.00% Population 2000: 79,589 (White 77.20%; Black or African American 4.80%; Hispanic or Latino 15.80%; Asian 0.80%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 14.70%. Median age: 42.60
    Income 2000: per capita $26,102; median household $42,283; Population below poverty level: 10.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $37,009-$37,901
    Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Key West County seat (24,768)
  • Marathon (10,002)

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    Monroe County, Tennessee

    103 College St
    Madisonville, TN 37354
    Phone: (423) 442-2220
    Fax: (423) 442-9542
    www.monroegovernment.org

    On southeastern border of TN, northeast of Chattanooga; organized Nov 13, 1819 from Roane County (Hiwassee Purchase, Indian lands). Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 652.58 (land 634.91; water 17.67) Population per square mile: 68.00
    Population 2005: 43,185 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 10.80%; 1990-2000 27.60% Population 2000: 38,961 (White 94.10%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 36.80
    Income 2000: per capita $14,951; median household $30,337; Population below poverty level: 15.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,456-$19,668
    Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 26.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Monroe County, Michigan

    106 E 1st St
    Monroe, MI 48161
    Phone: (734) 240-7020
    Fax: (734) 240-7045
    www.co.monroe.mi.us

    In the southeast corner of MI bordered on east by Lake Erie; original county; established Jul 14, 1817 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 680.03 (land 551.10; water 128.93) Population per square mile: 279.30
    Population 2005: 153,935 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 5.50%; 1990-2000 9.20% Population 2000: 145,945 (White 94.10%; Black or African American 1.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 36.00
    Income 2000: per capita $22,458; median household $51,743; Population below poverty level: 7.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,223-$29,914
    Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Monroe County seat (21,690)

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    Monroe County, Alabama

    PO Box 8
    Monroeville, AL 36461
    Phone: (251) 743-4107
    Fax: (251) 575-7934
    www.monroecountyal.com

    In southwest-central AL; organized Jan 29, 1815 (prior to statehood) from Creek cession. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president.

    Area (sq mi):: 1034.53 (land 1025.85; water 8.67) Population per square mile: 23.10
    Population 2005: 23,733 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.40%; 1990-2000 1.50% Population 2000: 24,324 (White 57.40%; Black or African American 40.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 35.40
    Income 2000: per capita $14,862; median household $29,093; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,457-$21,110
    Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.20% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Monroe County, Missouri

    300 N Main St Rm 204
    Paris, MO 65275
    Phone: (660) 327-5106
    Fax: (660) 327-1019

    In northeastern MO, northeast of Columbia; organized Jan 6, 1831 from Ralls County. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 670.23 (land 645.98; water 24.24) Population per square mile: 14.50
    Population 2005: 9,379 State rank: 93 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 2.30% Population 2000: 9,311 (White 94.20%; Black or African American 3.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 39.40
    Income 2000: per capita $14,695; median household $30,871; Population below poverty level: 11.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,689-$20,756
    Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Monroe County, New York

    39 W Main St Rm 101
    Rochester, NY 14614
    Phone: (585) 428-5151
    Fax: (585) 428-5447
    www.monroecounty.gov

    On northwestern border of NY on Lake Ontario; organized Feb 23, 1821 from Genesee and Ontario counties. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president, in office at the time of the county's creation

    Area (sq mi):: 1365.61 (land 659.29; water 706.31) Population per square mile: 1112.40
    Population 2005: 733,366 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 3.00% Population 2000: 735,343 (White 77.10%; Black or African American 13.70%; Hispanic or Latino 5.30%; Asian 2.40%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 7.30%. Median age: 36.10
    Income 2000: per capita $22,821; median household $44,891; Population below poverty level: 11.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $31,134-$33,272
    Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 19.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rochester County seat (212,481)

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    Monroe County, Wisconsin

    202 S 'K' St
    Sparta, WI 54656
    Phone: (608) 269-8705
    Fax: (608) 269-8747
    www.co.monroe.wi.us

    In southwestern WI, east of La Crosse; organized Mar 21, 1854 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 908.29 (land 900.77; water 7.52) Population per square mile: 47.30
    Population 2005: 42,644 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 11.60% Population 2000: 40,899 (White 95.70%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 36.80
    Income 2000: per capita $17,056; median household $37,170; Population below poverty level: 12.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,666-$23,467
    Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 19.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Monroe County, Pennsylvania

    County Courthouse Sq
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Phone: (570) 420-3400
    Fax: (570) 420-3458
    www.co.monroe.pa.us

    On central eastern border of PA, southeast of Scranton; organized Apr 1, 1836 from Northampton and Pike counties. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 617.42 (land 608.50; water 8.92) Population per square mile: 268.30
    Population 2005: 163,234 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 17.70%; 1990-2000 44.90% Population 2000: 138,687 (White 84.80%; Black or African American 6.00%; Hispanic or Latino 6.60%; Asian 1.10%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 5.80%. Median age: 37.20
    Income 2000: per capita $20,011; median household $46,257; Population below poverty level: 9.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,440-$25,536
    Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 36.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • East Stroudsburg (10,404)

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    Monroe County, Kentucky

    200 N Main St Suite D
    Tompkinsville, KY 42167
    Phone: (270) 487-5471
    Fax: (270) 487-5976

    On southern border of KY, southeast of Bowling Green; organized Jan 19, 1820 from Barren and Cumberland counties. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 332.11 (land 330.81; water 1.30) Population per square mile: 35.20
    Population 2005: 11,660 State rank: 93 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 3.10% Population 2000: 11,756 (White 95.10%; Black or African American 2.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.00%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 38.20
    Income 2000: per capita $14,365; median household $22,356; Population below poverty level: 23.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,242-$19,173
    Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -7.80% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Monroe County, West Virginia

    PO Box 350
    Union, WV 24983
    Phone: (304) 772-3096
    Fax: (304) 772-4191
    www.travelmonroe.com

    On southeastern border of WV, southeast of Beckley; organized Jan 14, 1779 from Greenbrier County (WV) and Botetourt County (in VA). Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 473.66 (land 473.37; water 0.30) Population per square mile: 28.50
    Population 2005: 13,507 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.40%; 1990-2000 17.50% Population 2000: 14,583 (White 92.20%; Black or African American 6.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 39.70
    Income 2000: per capita $17,435; median household $27,575; Population below poverty level: 16.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,093-$19,483
    Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 35.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.10%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Monroe County, Illinois

    100 S Main St
    Waterloo, IL 62298
    Phone: (618) 939-8681
    Fax: (618) 939-8639

    On the southwest border of IL, south of Saint Louis, MO; organized Jan 6, 1816 (prior to statehood) from Randolph and Saint Clair counties. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 397.71 (land 388.29; water 9.42) Population per square mile: 79.90
    Population 2005: 31,040 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 12.40%; 1990-2000 23.20% Population 2000: 27,619 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 37.50
    Income 2000: per capita $22,954; median household $55,320; Population below poverty level: 3.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,775-$31,603
    Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 29.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 62.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Monroe County, Ohio

    101 N Main St Rm 35
    Woodsfield, OH 43793
    Phone: (740) 472-5181
    Fax: (740) 472-2526
    www.monroecountyohio.net

    On the central-eastern border of OH; organized Jan 29, 1813 from Belmont, Washington, and Guernsey counties. Name Origin: For James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 457.46 (land 455.54; water 1.92) Population per square mile: 32.30
    Population 2005: 14,698 State rank: 86 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.20%; 1990-2000 -2.00% Population 2000: 15,180 (White 98.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 40.80
    Income 2000: per capita $15,096; median household $30,467; Population below poverty level: 13.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,995-$21,277
    Unemployment (2004): 10.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.50% Median travel time to work: 30.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    The Monroe Gas Storage facility, currently under preparation for construction, is a depleted reservoir gas storage facility located in Monroe County, Mississippi.
    7-mile pipeline interconnecting to the Texas Eastern Transmission Company pipeline in Monroe County, Mississippi and a 17.