Monroeville is a city located in Monroe County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 6,862. The city is the county seat of Monroe County6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Notable Natives


Monroeville is located at 31°31'5" North, 87°19'39" West (31.518075, -87.327543)1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.8 km² (13.1 mi²). 33.8 km² (13.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.08% is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,862 people, 2,687 households, and 1,870 families residing in the city. The population density is 203.0/km² (525.8/mi²). There are 3,016 housing units at an average density of 89.2/km² (231.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 53.09% White, 44.84% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,687 households out of which 34.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% are married couples living together, 18.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% are non-families. 28.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 82.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 76.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,229, and the median income for a family is $36,476. Males have a median income of $35,600 versus $20,184 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,070. 23.0% of the population and 20.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.0% are under the age of 18 and 19.2% are 65 or older.

Notable Natives

The novelist Harper Lee was born here. The fictional town of Maycomb in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird was based on Monroeville.