Monroe, NY

Monroe profile

Living in Monroe

Monroe is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,586 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 212th largest community in New York.

Monroe is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.75% 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 (14.96%), teaching (9.82%), and office and administrative support (8.70%).

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.

Because of many things, Monroe is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Monroe really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Monroe perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 32.95 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 taxis to get to work every day though Monroe is a relatively small village. Those that ride taxis are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Monroe are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.56% 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 2018 was $39,924, 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 $159,696 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monroe is an extremely 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 Black or African-American. Monroe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.68% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Monroe's cultural character, accounting for 16.34% of the village’s population.

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