Monroe, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Monroe, Iowa

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 3
Racial Diversity 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 5
Short Commute Times 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 4
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Jasper
Standard Zip Codes 50170
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.522
Longitude -93.101

Monroe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
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Monroe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,808 100%
Male 869 48.1%
Female 939 51.9%
Under 18 476 26.3%
18+ 1,332 73.7%
65+ 262 14.5%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,774 98.1%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 8 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 6 0.3%
Mixed Race 13 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 0.8%

Estimated Monroe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,838
Growth 30
Growth % 1.7%

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 24.7%
Dutch 21.4%
US/American 15.2%
English 9.9%
Irish 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
Scottish 2.4%
Norwegian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Swedish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Danish 1.3%
Italian 1%
Welsh 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Swiss 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Monroe 1,808 $50,819
Colfax 2,223 $48,300
Lambs Grove 225 $65,417
Pella 9,832 $56,321
Prairie City 1,365 $54,205
Reasnor 194 $40,500
Swan 121 $38,125

Monroe Public Libraries

Monroe Public Library
"103 W. WASHINGTON, P.O. BOX 780"
Monroe, Iowa
(641) 259-3065

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Monroe High Schools (2004)

Serves 301 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

Monroe Colleges

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