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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,503
Male Share of the Population55%
Female Share of the Population45%
Senior Citizens8.2%
Employed Population 16+8,384
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married45.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23%
Median Earnings25+$41,222
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,273
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,571

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,892
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone19.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,309
Median House Value$317,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.6%
Irish9.5%
English9.3%
Norwegian7.6%
Italian3.5%
Scottish3%
Swedish2.9%
French Except Basque2.9%
Dutch2.9%
African2.6%
Polish1%
Russian1%
Welsh1%
Greek1%
Portuguese0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Ethiopian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Czech0.5%
Australian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Monroe Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySnohomish County
Standard Zip Codes98272
Phone Area Codes360
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.87
Approximate Longitude-121.88

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
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 45 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp53 to 75 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationSTARTUP 1 E
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp52 to 76 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip65.5 inches
StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Duvall7,811$168,061
Gold Bar1,911$84,643
Mill Creek20,164$125,461
Snohomish9,875$80,174
Sultan5,040$83,404
Woodinville12,026$124,693

Monroe Hospitals

Valley General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
14701 179th Ave Se
(360) 794-7497

Monroe Public Schools

Frank Wagner Elementary
115 Dickinson Rd.
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Fryelands Elementary
15286 Fryelands Blvd.
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Leaders In Learning
639 1/2 W Main St.
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-2800
High
Total Enrollment 94
Monroe High School
17001 Tester Rd.
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-4500
High
Total Enrollment 1663
Monroe Special Ed Preschool
200 E Fremont
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 35
Out Of District Special Ed
200 E Fremont
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-2500
Other
Total Enrollment 14
Park Place Middle School
Park Place Middle School, 1408 West Main Street
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-4300
Middle
Total Enrollment 796
Salem Woods Elementary School
12802 Wagner Rd.
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Sky Valley Education Center
351 Short Columbia St.
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-2700
Other
Total Enrollment 882
Youth Re-engagement
200 E Fremont
ZIP: 98272
(360) 804-2500
High
Total Enrollment 233

Monroe Private Schools

Little Doves Preschool & Kindergarten
202 Dickinson Ave
ZIP: 98272
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Monroe Christian School
1009 W Main St
ZIP: 98272
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
Monroe Montessori School
733 Village Way
ZIP: 98272
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Sky Valley Adventist School
200 Academy Way
ZIP: 98272
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Sonshine Preschool & Kindergarten
23515 Old Owen Rd
ZIP: 98272
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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