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Overview

Introduction to Monroe, Connecticut

Monroe, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 10 miles NW of Milford, Connecticut and 57 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the Bridgeport metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 19,247 people lived in Monroe.

Monroe History

The first European settlers arrived in this area in the early eighteenth century. Over the years, this area was called Ripton Parish, New Stratford, North Stratford and Huntington. It was finally incorporated as Monroe in 1823. The place was named in honor of the fifth US President, James Monroe.

Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • Great Hollow Lake
  • William E. Wolfe Park
  • Webb Mountain Park
  • Daniel Basset House
  • Stevenson Dam Hydroelectric Plant
  • Monroe Center Historic District

Things To Do In Monroe

There are parks in the town, which have facilities like sports courts and fields, playgrounds and picnic tables. The town also has important historical sites, some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Golf lovers would enjoy the facilities available at the golf courses nearby.

Monroe Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is the nearest major airport.

Monroe Higher Education

The University of Bridgeport, Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 19,744
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 10,015
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 58.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50%
Median Earnings25+ $60,892
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $47,576
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,303

Wealth

Median Family Income $126,066
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 16%
Median Gross Rent $2
Median House Value $390,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
US/American 0.9%
English 11%
Irish 19.1%

Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Milford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06468
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.332
Longitude -73.207

Monroe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DANBURY
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Monroe, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Stepney (06468)

Upper Stepney (06468)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Monroe Public Libraries

Library
Monroe Public Library
7 FAN HILL RD.
Monroe, Connecticut
(203) 452-5458
Library Web Site

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Monroe High Schools

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203-452-5823
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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203-261-2513
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