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.
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.
One downside of living in Monroe is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Monroe, the average commute to work is 31.95 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Monroe, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Monroe is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Monroe, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Monroe is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.68% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.