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.
One downside of living in Monroe, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.95 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small town, Monroe has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Monroe. 51.68% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
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.