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Monroe is a township in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after President James Monroe
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Monroe. For links to other places called Monroe, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Monroe is 40.316N. The longitude is -74.416W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 27,999.


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Median household income
Local
$53,306
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monroe demographic reports
Early industries included glass-making
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Stone Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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10% of Monroe residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monroe ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monroe was $31,772, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $777.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,488.


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Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monroe political report.

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The average commute time for Monroe workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other NJ communities named Monroe:
  �Gloucester County township

NJ communities formerly known as Monroe:
  �Hanover, Morris County

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