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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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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monroe was $19,948, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Monroe include Old Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $988.
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
Newspapers in Monroe include Monroe Evening News
Monroe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monroe political report.
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.
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