Monroe, Indiana

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Monroe, Indiana

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High Points

Monroe strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Monroe Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Monroe Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Monroe Walking and Biking to Work
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Monroe People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Monroe, Indiana

Comparing Monroe to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Age of the Population 3 5
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 5 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 7
Working at Home 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
People Living Alone 2 2

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Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles S of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Adams
Metro Area Fort Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 46772
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.745
Longitude -84.936

Monroe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BERNE
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station BLUFFTON 1 N
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Monroe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 734 100%
Male 361 49.2%
Female 373 50.8%
Under 18 199 27.1%
18+ 535 72.9%
65+ 113 15.4%
Median Age 35.2
Average Family Size 3.09
White 718 97.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 12 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 3.1%

Estimated Monroe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 778
Growth 44
Growth % 6%

Monroe Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 43.1%
US/American 18.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
Swiss 12%
English 6.1%
Irish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Swedish 0.4%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Coppess Corner (46772)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Monroe 734 $49,821
Berne 4,150 $45,670
Bluffton 9,536 $45,294
Bryant 272 $41,042
Decatur 9,528 $44,722
Geneva 1,368 $41,645
Ossian 2,943 $54,188
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Monroe High Schools (2004)

Serves 363 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

Monroe Colleges

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