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Overview

Introduction to West Monroe, Louisiana

West Monroe, Louisiana, in Ouachita county, is 1 miles W of Monroe, Louisiana and 215 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is included in the Monroe metropolitan area.

West Monroe History

The city of West Monroe is in Ouachita Parish. It is a part of the Monroe metro area. The city was named after James Monroe, who was one of the first European settlers in the area. Industrial development began in 1915 after natural gas was discovered. The area was once known as the 'Natural Gas Capital of the World.'

West Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Chennault Park
  • Cheniere Lake
  • Biedenharn Museum & Gardens
  • Masur Museum of Art

Things To Do In West Monroe

Tourists can enjoy camping, fishing and hiking while in the city. The Chenirere Lake is also worth visiting. One can learn about the city’s history from the Biedenharn Museum and Garden. The Masur Museum of Art is another attraction that attracts several tourists.

West Monroe Transportation

Alexandria International Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

West Monroe Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,031
Male Share of the Population44%
Female Share of the Population56%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+5,473
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married36.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,050
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,214

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,153
% Above Poverty Level71.8%
% Below Poverty Level28.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone41.2%
Median Gross Rent$713
Median House Value$115,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.5%
English11.9%
Irish8.9%
German5.2%
French Except Basque3.6%
Dutch2.4%
Italian2.4%
African1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Welsh0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Polish0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Swedish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Greek0.1%
Russian0.1%
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West Monroe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ouachita Parish
Standard Zip Codes71291, 71292
P.O. Box Zip Codes71294
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.51
Approximate Longitude-92.14

West 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)

StationMONROE NLU
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip58 inches
StationMONROE RGNL AP
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 56 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip53.3 inches
StationBASTROP
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Collinston365$28,958
Downsville92$0
Eros198$41,964
Monroe49,361$37,731
Richwood5,626$32,500
Sterlington2,165$47,083

West Monroe Hospitals

Glenwood Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
503 Mcmillan Rd
(318) 329-4200
Ouachita Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
1275 Glenwood Dr
(318) 322-1339
Louisiana Extended Care Hospital Of West Monroe
503 Mcmillan Road
(318) 329-4300
Cornerstone Hospital Of West Monroe
(Proprietary)
6198 Cypress St
(318) 396-5600

West Monroe Public Schools

Boley Elementary School
2213 Cypress Street
ZIP: 71291
(318) 387-7378
Primary
Total Enrollment 213
Claiborne School
1011 Wallace Dean Road
ZIP: 71291
(318) 396-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 824
Crosley Elementary School
700 Natchitoches Street
ZIP: 71291
(318) 325-3634
Primary
Total Enrollment 232
Drew Elementary School
1132 Highway 15
ZIP: 71291
(318) 396-7186
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
George Welch Elementary School
199 Caldwell Road
ZIP: 71291
(318) 397-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Good Hope Middle School
400 Good Hope Road
ZIP: 71291
(318) 396-9693
Middle
Total Enrollment 648
Highland Elementary School
1501 Wellerman Road
ZIP: 71291
(318) 396-1213
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Kiroli Elementary School
700 Kiroli Road
ZIP: 71291
(318) 396-1118
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
West Monroe High School
201 Riggs Street
ZIP: 71291
(318) 323-3771
High
Total Enrollment 2178
West Ridge Middle School
6977 Cypress Street
ZIP: 71291
(318) 397-8444
Middle
Total Enrollment 759
Lenwil Elementary School
112 Arrant Road
ZIP: 71292
(318) 323-3604
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Pinecrest Elementary/middle School
3604 Highway 557
ZIP: 71292
(318) 325-4331
Primary
Total Enrollment 243
Riser Elementary School
100 Price Drive
ZIP: 71292
(318) 387-0577
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Riser Middle School
100 Price Drive
ZIP: 71292
(318) 387-0567
Middle
Total Enrollment 501
Riverbend Elementary School
700 Austin Avenue
ZIP: 71292
(318) 361-0155
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
West Ouachita High School
4061 Caples Road
ZIP: 71292
(318) 249-2117
High
Total Enrollment 1129
Woodlawn Elementary School
5946 Jonesboro Road
ZIP: 71292
(318) 325-1578
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Woodlawn Middle School
175 Woodlawn School Road
ZIP: 71292
(318) 325-1575
Middle
Total Enrollment 313

West Monroe Private Schools

Buttons & Bows Child Care Center
705 Splane Dr
ZIP: 71291
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Northeast Baptist School
5225 I 20 Service Rd
ZIP: 71292
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 143
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