Monroe, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Monroe, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Monroe had a population of 20,632 as of July 1, 2016. Monroe ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monroe is located at latitude 41.9167 and longitude -83.3849 in Monroe County. 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. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The City of Monroe (GNIS ID: 1626754) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monroe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monroe: River Raisin Settlement.

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Monroe, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,632
Population in Households 19,816
Population in Familes 15,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 816
Population Density1 2,251
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 8,275
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 5,165
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,869 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,406 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,025 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $115,293
Average Home Value $132,960


Median Household Income $44,140
Average Household Income $55,470
Per Capita Income $23,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.11%
Households 0.07% 0.0%
Families -0.34% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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, 2016 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 # 113 84th
Diversity Index2 # 130 81st
Median Household Income # 348 50th
Per Capita Income # 304 56th

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