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"Literary Capital of Alabama"

Monroeville is a city in Monroe County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Monroe County, which was named for President James Monroe

The latitude of Monroeville is 31.527N. The longitude is -87.324W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 413 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,748.


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Median household income
Local
$28,229
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monroeville demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Centerville
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 101. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 14.8 per 1,000 people.
Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" is performed each May at the Old Monroe County Courthouse
Well-known residents have included:
· Harper Lee, author
· Truman Capote, author
· William Barret Travis, commander of Texans at the Alamo
Local festivals include:
  • Alabama River Festival - March 8-10, 2007
  • Heritage Arts Festival - Feb. 24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Monroeville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Alabama Southern Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Monroeville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36460 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Monroeville residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monroeville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monroeville was $17,070, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Monroeville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Monroeville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $244.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $813.


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Libraries in Monroeville include Monroe County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Monroeville include Monroe Journal

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Monroe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monroeville political report.

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The average commute time for Monroeville workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Monroeville include Best Value Inn Monroeville Al, Best Western, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express Monroeville.

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