West Monroe, LA

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Living in West Monroe

West Monroe is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 13,103 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, West Monroe is the 34th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Monroe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Monroe is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Monroe who work in sales jobs (16.91%), office and administrative support (11.29%), and food service (8.99%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.75 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of West Monroe citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.36% of adults 25 and older in West Monroe have a college degree.

The per capita income in West Monroe in 2018 was $25,927, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,708 for a family of four. However, West Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Monroe is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Monroe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Monroe residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Monroe include English, Irish, German, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in West Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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