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 85.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monroe is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in sales jobs (16.94%), office and administrative support (12.03%), and management occupations (11.18%).

One downside of living in Monroe is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Monroe, the average commute to work is 31.31 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Monroe, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Monroe is a relatively small village. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Monroe ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Monroe, 41.42% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $40,606, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,424 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monroe is a somewhat 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 16.70% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include Irish, German, Polish, and Albanian.

In addition, Monroe has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.74%).

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