West Monroe, LA
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West Monroe is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 12,966 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, West Monroe is the 34th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities, West Monroe isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Monroe are a mix 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 (15.87%), office and administrative support (15.69%), and teaching (6.85%).

The percentage of adults in West Monroe who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.91% of the adults in West Monroe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Monroe in 2010 was $19,268, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,072 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 Irish, German, Italian, and French .

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