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Overview

Introduction to Monroe, Wisconsin

Monroe, Wisconsin, in Green county, is 32 miles W of Janesville, Wisconsin and 92 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Monroe History

The City of Monroe is the largest city in Green County. It is known as the "swiss Cheese Capital of the U.S.A." John B. Skinner was one of the earliest settlers in the city. In 1834, Nicholas Cornelius visited Monroe and soon began building and developing the area.

Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Cheesemaking Center
  • Yellowstone Lake State Park
  • Cadiz Springs State Park
  • Albany Historical Museum
  • Cedarville Historical Museum
  • Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Things To Do In Monroe

The Cadiz Spring State Park, the Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park and the New Glarus Woods State Park are all accessible from Monroe. The Historic Cheesemaking Center is a popular local spot as well.

Monroe Transportation

Dane County Regional Airport is located nearby.

Monroe Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the University of Wisconsin and the Madison Area Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,771
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+5,418
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,009
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,814
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,389

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,257
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$662
Median House Value$124,700

Ancestry

Swiss18%
Norwegian14.3%
Irish11.4%
English10.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.7%
Polish3.8%
French Except Basque3.3%
Dutch2.7%
Swedish2.1%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh0.9%
German0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Ukrainian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Greek0.1%
Australian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Monroe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Green County
Standard Zip Codes53566
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.59
Approximate Longitude-89.64

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)

StationSTOUGHTON
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp7 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches
StationBRODHEAD
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationFREEPORT WASTE WTR PLT
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp9 to 25 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albany1,225$46,719
Argyle865$44,375
Brodhead3,319$66,129
Browntown297$59,821
Monticello1,188$65,000
South Wayne441$45,139

Monroe Public Libraries

Monroe Public Library
925 16TH AVE.
Monroe, Wisconsin
(608) 328-7010

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Monroe Hospitals

The Monroe Clinic
(Non-profit)
2005 5th Street
(608) 324-1000

Monroe Public Schools

Abraham Lincoln Elementary
2625 14th Ave
ZIP: 53566
(608) 328-7172
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Monroe High
1600 26th St
ZIP: 53566
(608) 328-7117
Other
Total Enrollment 714
Monroe Independent Virtual Charter High
1600 26th St
ZIP: 53566
(608) 328-7007
Monroe Middle
1510 13th St
ZIP: 53566
(608) 328-7120
Middle
Total Enrollment 532
Monroe Virtual Charter Middle
1600 26th St
ZIP: 53566
(608) 328-7007
Northside Elementary
3005 8 1/2 St
ZIP: 53566
(608) 328-7134
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Parkside Elementary
920 4th St
ZIP: 53566
(608) 328-7130
Primary
Total Enrollment 401

Monroe Private Schools

St Victor School
1416 20th Ave
ZIP: 53566
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
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