Monroe, OH
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Monroe is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,393 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 145th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Monroe was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Monroe economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Monroe, where the median household income is $69,313.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monroe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monroe is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in office and administrative support (15.85%), sales jobs (11.16%), and management occupations (10.99%).

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.

The education level of Monroe citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.45% of adults in Monroe have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $27,199, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,796 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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