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Monroe, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Monroe had a population of 10,802 as of July 1, 2016. Monroe ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monroe is located at latitude 42.601 and longitude -89.6436 in Green County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monroe (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Green County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The City of Monroe (GNIS ID: 1583740) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monroe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Monroe, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,802
Population in Households 10,648
Population in Familes 8,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density1 2,247
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 4,792
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 2,796
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,942 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,850 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $119,393
Average Home Value $144,139


Median Household Income $44,083
Average Household Income $56,620
Per Capita Income $25,174
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.05%
Households 0.01% 0.06%
Families 0.1% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Monroe, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 82 90th
Population Density1 # 51 94th
Diversity Index2 # 196 74th
Median Household Income # 550 29th
Per Capita Income # 418 46th

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