West Monroe, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Monroe, Michigan - Basic Facts

The West Monroe Census Designated Place had a population of 3,300 as of July 1, 2016. West Monroe ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Monroe is located at latitude 41.914 and longitude -83.4316 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the West Monroe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The West Monroe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393844) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Monroe Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Monroe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

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

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


Total Population 3,300
Population in Households 3,300
Population in Familes 2,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,677
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,280
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 852
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,049 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 231 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $53,388
Average Home Value $129,957


Median Household Income $41,926
Average Household Income $52,681
Per Capita Income $20,501
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.95% -0.7%
Households -0.85% -0.62%
Families -1.0% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

West Monroe, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 227 67th
Population Density1 # 86 88th
Diversity Index2 # 226 67th
Median Household Income # 400 42nd
Per Capita Income # 491 29th

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