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Overview

Introduction to Monroe, Washington

Monroe, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 13 miles SE of Everett, Washington (center to center) and 24 miles NE of Seattle, Washington. The city is included in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,795 people lived in Monroe.

Monroe History

The earliest non-Native Americans settled in this area during the 1860s. The Great Northern Railroad was introduced in this area in the 1880s which lead to the establishment of the city. It was originally named Tye City. The name was later changed to Monroe, in honor of President James Monroe. The City of Monroe was officially incorporated in December 1902.

Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • Monroe Historical Society Museum
  • Wallace Falls State Park
  • Woods Creek
  • Skykomish River Centennial Park
  • Al Borlin Park
  • FastTrax Indoor Raceway

Things To Do In Monroe

The City of Monroe is located in the beautiful surroundings of a river valley. Vast, open forested areas surround the city. There are several parks and public areas in the city which are well maintained. Opportunities for white-water rafting, fishing, swimming, other water sports, camping, skiing, hiking, and climbing are available nearby. The eastern part of Monroe features a panorama of waterfalls, mountain lakes, and streams.

Monroe Transportation

The Boeing Field/King County Airport is the nearest international airport.

Monroe Higher Education

One can apply for higher education at Everett Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, Bellevue Community College, and Edmonds Community College.

People

Total Population 17,564
Male Share of the Population 55.4%
Female Share of the Population 44.6%
Senior Citizens 8.4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,098
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $36,035
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,802

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,302
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,144
Median House Value $244,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 8.7%
Irish 10.4%

Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles SE of Everett, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NE of Seattle, Washington
County Snohomish
Standard Zip Codes 98272
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.855
Longitude -121.969

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 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 53 to 75 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station STARTUP 1 E
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 52 to 76 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 65.5 inches
Station SEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Novelty (98272)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Duvall 7,185 $137,828
Gold Bar 2,300 $67,813
Mill Creek 18,667 $101,722
Snohomish 9,326 $68,476
Sultan 4,715 $66,694
Woodinville 11,201 $128,263

Monroe Hospitals

VALLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
14701 179TH SE
(360) 794-7497
Emergency Service: Yes

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Monroe High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
17001 TESTER RD.
360-863-4000
Serves 1,251 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.1

SKY VALLEY EDUCATION CENTER
17072 TYE ST. SE BLDG. B
360-863-1828
A Non-traditional School
Serves 475 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 59.4

LEADERS IN LEARNING
639 1/2 W MAIN ST.
360-805-3250
A Non-traditional School
Serves 109 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 54.5

SUMMIT SCHOOL
17072 TYE ST. SE BLDG. B
360-863-4340
A Special Education School
Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.5

MONROE TRANSITION CENTER
200 E FREMONT
360-863-4238
A Special Education School
Serves 12 students.

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200 E FREMONT
360-794-3008
A Special Education School
Serves 6 students.

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