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Monroe is a city in Jasper County, in the Newton metro area.
The community was named after President James Monroe
The latitude of Monroe is 41.522N. The longitude is -93.101W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 925 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,821.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Monroe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper 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 50170 ZIP code.
23% 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 $18,518, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% 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 $332. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $817.
Libraries in Monroe include Monroe Public Library ... View libraries
Jasper 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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