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.

Unlike some cities, Monroe isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Monroe are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.29%), sales jobs (10.00%), and management occupations (8.97%).

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.

In Monroe, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Monroe citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.58% of adults 25 and older in Monroe have a college degree.

The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $22,493, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,972 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monroe is an extremely 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 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 21.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include English, Irish, 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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