Monroe is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,434 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 86.54% 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 (14.57%), sales jobs (10.39%), and teaching (10.05%).
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.
Because of many things, Monroe is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Monroe really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Monroe perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Monroe, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.22 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Monroe is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.40% of adults in Monroe have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2018 was $51,867, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $207,468 for a family of four.
Monroe is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Italian, Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.