Monroe is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,764 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 61st largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Monroe are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Of important note, Monroe is also a town of artists. Monroe has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Monroe’s character.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Monroe telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.35% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Monroe, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.88 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Monroe is a pretty powerful place. 50.10% 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 2018 was $53,413, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $213,652 for a family of four.
Monroe is a very 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.