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Monroe is a town in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Monroe. For links to other places called Monroe, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Monroe is 41.308N. The longitude is -74.192W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 31,407.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Monroe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange 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 10926 ZIP code.
9% of Monroe residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $16,569, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $708. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,618.
Orange 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 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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