Monroe is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,833 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 88.11% 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 (16.44%), office and administrative support (12.53%), and teaching (10.66%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Monroe a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Monroe has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 30.86 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Monroe are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.78% of adults in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $48,998, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,992 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 Portuguese and Spanish.