Monroe is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,434 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 59th largest community in Connecticut.
Monroe home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Monroe real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Monroe is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monroe is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in management occupations (14.57%), sales jobs (10.39%), and teaching (10.05%).
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.
Monroe is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Monroe’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Monroe, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.22 minutes every day commuting to work.
Monroe is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.40% of adults in Monroe have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2018 was $51,867, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $207,468 for a family of four.
Monroe is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include Italian, Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.