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Monroe is a city in Monroe County.

It is the county seat.

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

The latitude of Monroe is 41.916N. The longitude is -83.397W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,630.


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Median household income
Local
$41,810
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monroe demographic reports
Monroe is on Lake Erie at the mouth of the River Raisin
Former and merged names include:
· Frenchtown
Founded by the French and known in its early days as Frenchtown. Site of heavy fighting in the War of 1812

Early glassmaking center

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 90. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· George Armstrong Custer, military officer known for defeat at Little Bighorn
· 1988 Miss America, Kaye Lanie Rae Rafko
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Monroe County Fair - July 29-Aug. 4, 2007
  • Custer Week - Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2007
  • River Raisin Jazz Festival - Aug 11-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Monroe web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sterling State Park
Historic sites and museums: Monroe County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Monroe County Community College
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Monroe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48161 ZIP code.

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Monroe Web sites

Ancestry & family history

24% 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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monroe was $19,948, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Monroe festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Monroe include Old Village Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $988.


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Libraries

Libraries in Monroe include Dorsch Memorial Branch Library, Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library, L. S. Navarre Branch Library, Monroe County Library System, Robert A. Vivian Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Monroe include Monroe Evening News

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Monroe workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Monroe between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Monroe include Amerihost Inn & Suites Monroe, Best Western Prestige Inn, Comfort Inn Monroe, Del Rio Suites & Spa, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Knights Inn - Monroe.

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