In 2017, Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested $1.3 million in grants, loans, and services to strengthen Monroe County in partnership with local officials.


Various Aging + Disability projects include:

  • 356 seniors served by Buckeye Hills programs

  • 59,903 meals served to seniors in need

  • Five home accessibility modifications to ensure seniors can age at home

  • 94 seniors received vouchers through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

  • Four county-based service providers, 48 contracted service providers, and 109 local people employed

 

Various Community Development projects include:

  • Two Ohio Public Works State Capital Improvement/Local Transportation Improvement projects totaling $486,173



POPULATION CHANGE

In 2010, the population of Monroe County was 14,642. In 2016, the population of Monroe County decreased to 14,442, according to Decennial Census and ACS Estimates.


POPULATION PROJECTIONS

In 2010, the population of Monroe County was 14,642. Over time, the population of Monroe County is projected to decrease to 14,160 in 2020 and then decrease to 13,120 by 2040, according to ODSA County Profiles.


PERCENT UNEMPLOYED

In 2010, the percent unemployed in Monroe County was 12.2%. In 2017, the percent unemployed in Monroe County decreased to 8.5%, according to Ohio Labor Market Information, Annual Averages.


MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

In 2011, the Median Household Income in Monroe County was $38,811. In 2016, the Median Household Income in Monroe County increased to $41,368, according to ACS Estimates.


PERCENT IN POVERTY

In 2011, the percent of the Monroe County population in poverty was 18.1%. In 2016, the percent of the Monroe County population in poverty increased to 18.8%, according to ACS Estimates.


POPULATION BY AGE

According to ACS 2012-2016, the distribution of the Monroe County population by age identifies the 60-69 age range as the highest and the 25-29 age range the lowest.