Monroe, Ohio

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Monroe, Ohio

Introduction to Monroe, Ohio

Monroe, Ohio, in Butler county, is 5 miles S of Middletown, Ohio (center to center) and 19 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, 7,133 people lived in Monroe.

Monroe History

The Village of Monroe was platted in 1817. The plat mentions two individuals - John H. Piatt and Nathanial Sackett. Piatt, a merchant of Cincinnati, seems to have been interested in the region for purely financial reasons. In the west, he had been the largest army contractor during the War of 1812. Sackett, on the other hand, was the founder of Monroe and settled in Ohio in 1816. The city was named after President James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States.

Monroe and Nearby Attractions

  • Butler County Historical Society Museum
  • Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
  • Miamisburg Mound
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • King of Kings

Things To Do In Monroe

Monroe's Solid Rock Church is a well known destination because of a 62-foot-tall sculpture, King of Kings. This statue of Jesus appears to be rising from the water. Butler County Historical Society Museum, Carillon Historical Park, and Promont House Museum are also nearby. Historical sites including Fort Ancient, Miamisburg Mound, and Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village are significant attractions. Parks in the area include Caesar Creek State Park, Huffman MetroPark, and Little Miami State Park. Trips can be be planned to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cox Arboretum and Gardens Metropark, and McMaze Indiana.

Monroe Transportation

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Monroe Higher Education

Some of the colleges near Monroe are the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, the Kettering College of Medical Arts, and Miami University of Ohio.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Monroe Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 14% Monroe Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Monroe People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Monroe, Ohio

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 4
Public Transportation Use 3 5
Working at Home 3 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


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

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Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Middletown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 45050
Company Zip Codes 45073, 45099
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.44
Longitude -84.362

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 8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
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Monroe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,133 100%
Male 3,412 47.8%
Female 3,721 52.2%
Under 18 1,629 22.8%
18+ 5,504 77.2%
65+ 1,353 19%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.91
White 6,930 97.2%
African-American 101 1.4%
Asian 24 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.1%
Other 16 0.2%
Mixed Race 55 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 46 0.6%

Estimated Monroe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,410
Growth 3,277
Growth % 45.9%

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 27.1%
US/American 19%
Irish 14.8%
English 14.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Scottish 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Italian 2.2%
Dutch 1.9%
Polish 1.1%
European 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Monroe 7,133 $62,528
Franklin 11,396 $45,152
Lebanon 16,962 $52,578
Mason 22,016 $75,697
Middletown 51,605 $43,867
New Miami 2,469 $40,057
Trenton 8,746 $54,794
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Monroe High Schools (2004)

Serves 484 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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