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Monroe, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Monroe is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Monroe County at latitude 41.9164 and longitude -83.3977. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Monroe, but most people and references simply refer to it as Monroe, Michigan.

The P1 Census Class Code for Monroe indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Monroe (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.17 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monroe: River Raisin Settlement.

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Monroe, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 20,440
Population in Households 19,625
Population in Familes 15,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 815
Population Density1 2,230
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 8,202
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 5,121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,823 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,379 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,069 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $117,075
Average Home Value $120,853


Median Household Income $40,712
Average Household Income $51,661
Per Capita Income $21,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.33% -0.25%
Households -0.1% -0.17%
Families -0.7% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Monroe, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 92nd
Population Density1 # 114 84th
Diversity Index2 # 131 81st
Median Household Income # 395 43rd
Per Capita Income # 388 44th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.