Monroe is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 47,294 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the ninth largest community in Louisiana.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in sales jobs (13.49%), office and administrative support (10.79%), and food service (9.80%).
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Monroe spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.10 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of Monroe is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.88% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2018 was $21,532, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,128 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Monroe also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.82% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include English, Irish, German, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.