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"Swiss Cheese Capital of the U.S.A."
Monroe is a city in Green County.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Monroe. For links to other places called Monroe, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Monroe is 42.601N. The longitude is -89.638W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,056 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,676.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Monroe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Green 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 53566 ZIP code.
32% of Monroe residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $21,657, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Monroe include Monroe Commercial District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $385. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $909.
Libraries in Monroe include Monroe Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Monroe include Monroe Times
Green County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monroe political report.
The average commute time for Monroe workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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