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West Monroe is in Ouachita Parish, in the Monroe metro area.
The community was named for the James Monroe, the first steamboat to reach here
The latitude of West Monroe is 32.518N. The longitude is -92.147W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,018.
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8% of West Monroe residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Monroe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Monroe was $16,803, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of West Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $709.
Libraries in West Monroe include Ouachita Valley Branch, West Monroe Branch, West Ouachita Branch ... View libraries
TV stations in West Monroe include KARD, KMCT.
Ouachita Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Monroe political report.
The average commute time for West Monroe workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Monroe between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in West Monroe include Best Western West Monroe Inn, Fairfield Inn, Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe, Holiday Inn, Jameson Inn West Monroe, Quality Inn & Suites, Red Roof Inn, Shoneys Inn West Monroe, Super 8, Wingate Inn.
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