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Overview

Introduction to Monroe, Connecticut

Monroe, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 10 miles NW of Milford, Connecticut and 57 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the Bridgeport metropolitan area.

Monroe History

The first European settlers arrived in this area in the early eighteenth century. Over the years, this area was called Ripton Parish, New Stratford, North Stratford and Huntington. It was finally incorporated as Monroe in 1823. The place was named in honor of the fifth US President, James Monroe.

Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • Great Hollow Lake
  • William E. Wolfe Park
  • Webb Mountain Park
  • Daniel Basset House
  • Stevenson Dam Hydroelectric Plant
  • Monroe Center Historic District

Things To Do In Monroe

There are parks in the town, which have facilities like sports courts and fields, playgrounds and picnic tables. The town also has important historical sites, some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Golf lovers would enjoy the facilities available at the golf courses nearby.

Monroe Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is the nearest major airport.

Monroe Higher Education

The University of Bridgeport, Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,784
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+10,412
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married59.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.7%
Median Earnings25+$65,646
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$49,066
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,604

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,836
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone16.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,525
Median House Value$374,500

Ancestry

Italian30.1%
Irish20%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
German11.5%
English10.7%
Polish8.1%
Russian3.3%
Portuguese3.2%
French Except Basque2.9%
Hungarian2.8%
Slovak2.2%
Scottish1.7%
Canadian1.5%
Swedish1.4%
Lithuanian1.4%
Greek1.3%
Belgian0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
US/American0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Slovene0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Arab0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Monroe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6468
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.36
Approximate Longitude-73.2

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)

StationDANBURY
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Monroe Public Libraries

Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 MONROE TURNPIKE
Monroe, Connecticut
(203) 452-2850

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Monroe Public Schools

Fawn Hollow Elementary School
375 Fan Hill Road
ZIP: 6468
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Jockey Hollow School
365 Fan Hill Road
ZIP: 6468
Middle
Total Enrollment 758
Masuk Alternative Program
838 Main Street
ZIP: 6468
High
Total Enrollment 16
Masuk High School
1014 Monroe Turnpike
ZIP: 6468
High
Total Enrollment 1163
Monroe Elementary School
375 Monroe Turnpike
ZIP: 6468
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Real
838 Main St
ZIP: 6468
High
Total Enrollment 6
Stepney Elementary School
180 Old Newtown Road
ZIP: 6468
Primary
Total Enrollment 467

Monroe Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
304 Elm St
ZIP: 6468
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Magic Kingdom Day Nursery & Kindergarten
101 Cutlers Farm Rd
ZIP: 6468
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
St Dominic's Academy
15 Pepper St
ZIP: 6468
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
St Jude School
707 Monroe Tpke
ZIP: 6468
Elementary
Total Enrollment 166
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