Monroe, WA
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Monroe is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 18,090 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 62nd largest community in Washington.

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 (14.84%), sales jobs (8.95%), and management occupations (7.66%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Monroe, the average commute to work is 31.48 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Monroe who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.23% of the adults in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $22,982, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,928 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. Monroe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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

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