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 3,244 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,244
Daytime Population: Workers 1,179
Daytime Population: Residents 1,837
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,016
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 3,244
Population in Familes 2,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,631
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $43,671
Average Household Income $54,552
Per Capita Income $21,261


Total Housing Units 1,460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,025 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $56,875
Average Home Value $133,293


Total Households 1,257
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 834
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 -1.05% -0.71%
Households -0.98% -0.61%
Families -1.15% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

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, 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 # 227 67th
Population Density # 94 87th
Diversity Index # 229 67th
Median Household Income # 403 42nd
Per Capita Income # 501 28th

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