Monroe is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 887 people and just one neighborhood, Monroe is the 343rd largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Monroe was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Monroe real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Monroe house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monroe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monroe is a town of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in office and administrative support (11.58%), sales jobs (9.11%), and teaching (6.90%).
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Monroe spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.05 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Monroe does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Monroe citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.66% of adults 25 and older in Monroe have a college degree.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2018 was $23,518, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,072 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Monroe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.23% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include German, Irish, English, Swiss, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
In the neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 28.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Indiana. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.0% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Indiana. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 37.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Owner-occupied real estate dominates the neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.4% of neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 2.3% have Welsh ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 34.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Monroe are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 21.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 39.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (22.9%), and 9.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 64.5% of households. Some people also speak German/Yiddish (34.7%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Monroe, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.0%). There are also a number of people of Swiss ancestry (12.2%), and residents who report Welsh roots (2.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (2.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (1.6%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (55.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (58.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (28.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.