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Overview

Introduction to Monroe, Michigan

Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe county, is 19 miles NE of Toledo, Ohio. The city is included in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Monroe History

Founded in 1785, Monroe is a community that seeks to balance the opportunities of economic development along with the preservation of its history. Monroe is the third oldest community of Michigan, as it was incorporated in the year 1817.

Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • Monroe County Convention
  • Sterling State Park
  • LeChasseur Charter Fishing
  • Munson Park
  • Monroe Welcome Center
  • Monroe County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Monroe

The city's parks are great places to hangout with family members and friends. The recreation department of Monroe organizes a variety of programs for people of all ages.

Monroe Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Monroe Higher Education

Colleges that provide higher education in the city are Monroe County Community College and Michigan College of Beauty.

People

Total Population 20,335
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,781
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 45.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,277
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,463
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,175

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,058
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $716
Median House Value $105,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles NE of Toledo, Ohio
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 48161, 48162
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.916
Longitude -83.397

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 MONROE
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station DEARBORN
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Azalia (48110)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carleton 2,447 $62,723
Dundee 3,950 $55,816
Luna Pier 1,341 $56,875
Maybee 516 $75,417
Rockwood 3,227 $64,300
South Rockwood 1,978 $68,971

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monroe Public Libraries

Library
Monroe County Library System
3700 SOUTH CUSTER ROAD
Monroe, Michigan
(734) 241-5277
Library Web Site

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Monroe Hospitals

MERCY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
718 N MACOMB ST
(734) 240-8400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Monroe High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
901 HERR ROAD
734-241-1491
Serves 2,170 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
5707 WILLIAMS ROAD
734-289-5555
Serves 841 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

MONROE COUNTY YOUTH CENTER
3600 S CUSTER ROAD
734-242-5799
A Non-traditional School
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.4

MONROE COUNTY TRANSITION CENTER
1103 S. RAISINVILLE ROAD
734-242-5799
A Special Education School
Serves 30 students.

JEFFERSON ADULT AND ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
5707 WILLIAMS ROAD
734-289-5564
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

Monroe Colleges

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