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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 13,633
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,632
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 56.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.4%
Median Earnings25+ $43,368
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,756

Wealth

Median Family Income $83,246
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.2%
Median Gross Rent $893
Median House Value $159,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 14.1%

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FRANKLIN
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
Station MILFORD
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
Station CHEVIOT
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin 11,817 $51,625
Lebanon 20,338 $70,229
Mason 31,289 $103,493
Middletown 48,256 $46,189
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LEMON-MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
220 YANKEE RD
513-539-8471
Serves 484 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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