Monroe, Maine

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Monroe, Maine

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

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Top 16% Monroe College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Monroe, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
People Above Poverty 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
People Living Alone 3 5
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 90 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 186 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Waldo
Standard Zip Codes 04951
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.615
Longitude -69.018

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 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
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Monroe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 882 100%
Male 443 50.2%
Female 439 49.8%
Under 18 226 25.6%
18+ 656 74.4%
65+ 101 11.5%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.95
White 872 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Monroe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 895
Growth 13
Growth % 1.5%

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
English 25.7%
US/American 14.9%
Irish 11.7%
French (except Basque) 8.1%
Italian 7.8%
Scottish 5.4%
German 5.1%
French Canadian 4.9%
Polish 2.4%
Dutch 2.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Norwegian 1.7%
Canadian 1.2%
Hungarian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Maltese 0.3%
British 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Monroe 882 $39,375
Brooks 1,022 $38,393
Dixmont 1,065 $36,607
Frankfort 1,041 $35,924
Jackson 506 $38,571
Swanville 1,357 $35,833
Waldo 733 $38,125

Monroe Public Libraries

Monroe Community Library
Monroe, Maine
(207) 525-3515

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