Monroe is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,658 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 59th largest community in Connecticut.
Monroe home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Monroe real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Monroe is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monroe is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in management occupations (16.76%), office and administrative support (11.55%), and sales jobs (11.25%).
Also of interest is that Monroe has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Monroe is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Monroe’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Monroe, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.95 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Monroe is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Monroe is a pretty powerful place. 51.68% of the adults in Monroe have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $50,195, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,780 for a family of four.
The people who call Monroe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monroe residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.