Monroe County, Kentucky

Monroe County: County in Kentucky, United States


Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,963 and a population density of 13 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 10,549 inhabitants. Its county seat is Tompkinsville. The county was created 204 years ago in 1820.

Monroe County locator map
Location of Monroe County on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Monroe County

Population : 10,549 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County, Monroe County
Area : 860 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : James Monroe
Capital : Tompkinsville
Establishment : January 01, 1820
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 02:27:24 (20th April 2024)
Density : 12 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.92% (2010-2020)
Monroe County Kentucky courthouse image
Monroe County Kentucky courthouse
Monroe County Kentucky courthouse image


Monroe County is located at 36°42'44"N 85°42'59"W (36.7121800, -85.7165200). It has 6 neighbors: Allen County, Barren County, Cumberland County, Metcalfe County, Clay County and Macon County.

Monroe County map

The largest city of Monroe County is Tompkinsville with a population of 2,229. Other cities include, Gamaliel population 355 and Fountain Run population 208. See all Monroe County cities & populated places.

Monroe County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Monroe County.

City Name Population Title
Tompkinsville 2,229 City in Kentucky
Gamaliel 355 City in Kentucky, United States
Fountain Run 208 City in Monroe County, Kentucky, United States

Monroe County has 6 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Monroe County decreased by 3.92% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 10,963 - census
2011 10,918 -0.41% estimation process
2012 10,848 -0.65% estimation process
2013 10,715 -1.24% estimation process
2014 10,674 -0.38% estimation process
2015 10,618 -0.53% estimation process
2016 10,539 -0.75% estimation process
2017 10,597 0.55% estimation process
2018 10,732 1.26% estimation process
2019 10,650 -0.77% estimation process
2020 10,549 -0.96% estimation process

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People born in Monroe County (5)

People born in Monroe County, including politician Benton McMillin, painter Joe Downing, Kentucky judge and politician Tom Emberton, .


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