Monroe, MI
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Monroe is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 20,092 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 65th largest community in Michigan.

Monroe is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Monroe is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in office and administrative support (13.64%), sales jobs (9.73%), and management occupations (6.99%).

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. 18.33% of adults 25 and older in Monroe have a college degree.

The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $22,744, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,976 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monroe is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include Irish, French , Italian, and English.

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