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Overview

Introduction to Monroe, Michigan

Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe county, is 19 miles NE of Toledo, Ohio. The city is included in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Monroe History

Founded in 1785, Monroe is a community that seeks to balance the opportunities of economic development along with the preservation of its history. Monroe is the third oldest community of Michigan, as it was incorporated in the year 1817.

Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • Monroe County Convention
  • Sterling State Park
  • LeChasseur Charter Fishing
  • Munson Park
  • Monroe Welcome Center
  • Monroe County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Monroe

The city's parks are great places to hangout with family members and friends. The recreation department of Monroe organizes a variety of programs for people of all ages.

Monroe Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Monroe Higher Education

Colleges that provide higher education in the city are Monroe County Community College and Michigan College of Beauty.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,243
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+8,761
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,634
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,487

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,909
% Above Poverty Level80.2%
% Below Poverty Level19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$734
Median House Value$105,700

Ancestry

German26.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.4%
Irish13.4%
French Except Basque8%
Polish6.9%
English6.7%
Italian6.2%
Scottish1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Canadian1.3%
Belgian1.1%
Hungarian0.9%
Czech0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Russian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
African0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Greek0.2%
Arab0.2%
Basque0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Monroe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monroe County
Standard Zip Codes48162, 48161
Phone Area Codes734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude41.96
Approximate Longitude-83.43

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
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationDEARBORN
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carleton2,352$72,500
Dundee3,936$58,688
Luna Pier1,395$52,024
Maybee640$76,250
Rockwood3,209$67,778
South Rockwood1,941$69,408

Monroe Public Libraries

Monroe County Library System
840 SOUTH ROESSLER STREET
Monroe, Michigan
(734) 241-5770

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Monroe Hospitals

Mercy Memorial Hospital System
(Non-profit)
718 N Macomb St

Monroe Public Schools

Custer Elementary School
5003 West Albain Rd
ZIP: 48161
(734) 265-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 1050
Monroe County Education Center
1091 South Raisinville Rd
ZIP: 48161
(734) 322-2610
Other
Total Enrollment 99
Monroe County Isd - Local Based Spec Ed Programs
1101 S Raisinville Rd
ZIP: 48161
(734) 242-5799
Monroe County Middle College
1101 South Raisinville Rd
ZIP: 48161
(734) 242-5799
High
Total Enrollment 249
Monroe County Transition Center
1103 South Raisinville Rd
ZIP: 48161
(734) 242-5799
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Monroe County Youth Center
3600 South Custer Rd
ZIP: 48161
(734) 242-5799
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Monroe High School
901 Herr Rd
ZIP: 48161
(734) 265-3400
High
Total Enrollment 1841
Monroe Middle School
503 Washington St
ZIP: 48161
(734) 265-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 893
Orchard Center High School
1750 Oak St
ZIP: 48161
(734) 265-3700
Other
Total Enrollment 182
Waterloo School
1933 South Custer Rd
ZIP: 48161
(734) 265-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Arborwood Elementary School
1135 Riverview Ave
ZIP: 48162
(734) 265-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Jefferson Elementary 5th/6th
5102 North Stoney Creek Rd
ZIP: 48162
(734) 322-2380
Middle
Total Enrollment 287
Jefferson High School
5707 Williams Rd
ZIP: 48162
(734) 322-2201
High
Total Enrollment 676
Jefferson Middle School
5102 North Stoney Creek Rd
ZIP: 48162
(734) 322-2301
Middle
Total Enrollment 317
Manor Elementary School
1731 West Lorain St
ZIP: 48162
(734) 265-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Raisinville School
2300 North Raisinville Rd
ZIP: 48162
(734) 265-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Riverside Learning Center
77 North Roessler St
ZIP: 48162
(734) 265-4900
Primary
Sodt Elementary School
2888 Nadeau Rd
ZIP: 48162
(734) 322-2501
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Triumph Academy
3000 Vivian Rd
ZIP: 48162
(734) 240-2610
Primary
Total Enrollment 662

Monroe Private Schools

Meadow Montessori School
1670 S Raisinville Rd
ZIP: 48161
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 122
St John Elementary School
521 S Monroe St
ZIP: 48161
Elementary
Total Enrollment 194
St Michael School
510 W Front St
ZIP: 48161
Elementary
Total Enrollment 170
Trinity Lutheran School
315 Scott St
ZIP: 48161
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
Holy Ghost Lutheran School
3563 Heiss Rd
ZIP: 48162
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
St Mary Catholic Central High School
108 W Elm Ave
ZIP: 48162
Secondary
Total Enrollment 448
St Mary School
151 N Monroe St
ZIP: 48162
Elementary
Total Enrollment 277
Zion Lutheran School
186 Cole Rd
ZIP: 48162
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
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