Monroe, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Monroe, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Monroe had a population of 20,414 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monroe: River Raisin Settlement.

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Monroe, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,414
Daytime Population: Workers 10,115
Daytime Population: Residents 11,695
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,810
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 19,599
Population in Familes 15,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 815
Population Density2 2,227
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $45,837
Average Household Income $57,629
Per Capita Income $24,149


Total Housing Units 9,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,761 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,412 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,074 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $123,058
Average Home Value $138,311


Total Households 8,173
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 5,081
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.21% -0.23%
Households -0.11% -0.16%
Families -0.52% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2017 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 # 59 92nd
Population Density # 117 83rd
Diversity Index # 130 81st
Median Household Income # 351 49th
Per Capita Income # 319 54th

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