Monroe, NY
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Monroe is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,632 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 212th largest community in New York.

Monroe is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monroe is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in sales jobs (15.36%), office and administrative support (12.69%), and management occupations (10.66%).

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.

One downside of living in Monroe, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.69 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, Monroe has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Monroe are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.48% of adults in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $42,582, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,328 for a family of four.

Monroe is a very ethnically-diverse village. 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. Monroe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.32% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Monroe has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.78%).

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