Living in Monroe, LA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Monroe SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
6
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
2
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
9.5

Monroe, LA Crime Report

3,955
Total Crimes
8,189.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
218.88%
Above National Average

Monroe, LA Cost Of Living

84
Monroe's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Monroe, Louisiana Info Snack

Monroe (historically French: Poste-du-Ouachita) is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish. In the official 2010 census, Monroe had a population of 48,815. The municipal population declined by 8.1 percent over the past decade; it was 53,107 in the 2000 census. After a recheck in 2012, the Census Bureau changed the 2010 population from 48,815 to 49,147. Mayor Jamie Mayo, however, maintains that the Monroe population is more than 50,000 and indicated that he will pursue a continued challenge to the count.
Population
48,663
Unemployment
9.8%
Poverty
34.9%
Median Home
$142,600
Median Income
$30,009
Median Rent
$694

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Rankings for Monroe in Louisiana

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Map Of Monroe, LA

Population over time in Monroe

Year Population % Change
2017 48,663 -0.6%
2016 48,938 -0.9%
2015 49,361 -0.3%
2014 49,529 0.1%
2013 49,455 0.1%
2012 49,398 0.8%
2011 49,027 -0.2%
2010 49,119 -0.3%
2009 49,272 -
Crime/100k Monroe LA USA
Violent Crime 1401.9 537.5 368.9
Murder 8.3 11.4 5.0
Robbery 304.4 98.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 1031.2 383.4 246.8
Property Crime 6788.0 3276.0 2199.5
Burglary 1551.0 668.1 376.0
Larceny 4882.9 2360.4 1594.6
Car Theft 354.1 247.6 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Monroe

White
33.6% (16,367)
African American
62.6% (30,454)
American Indian
0.3% (138)
Asian
1.0% (485)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.7% (351)
Hispanic
1.8% (868)
Race Monroe LA USA
White 33.6% 58.8% 61.1%
African American 62.6% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 1.0% 1.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.7% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.8% 5.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Monroe, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
19.1% (929,779)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.2% (400,972)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.3% (744,267)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.1% (540,176)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.1% (639,726)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.7% (616,710)
$75,000 to $99,999
6.7% (324,438)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.7% (279,516)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.4% (164,160)
$200,000 or more
4.7% (226,552)
Income Monroe LA USA
Less than $10,000 19.1% 9.6% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.2% 6.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.3% 12.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.1% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.1% 12.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.7% 16.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 6.7% 10.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.7% 12.3% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.7% 4.3% 7.0%

Gender in Monroe

Female
53.8% (26,158)
Male
46.2% (22,505)
Gender Monroe LA USA
Female 53.8% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 46.2% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Monroe for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (1,946)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (5,839)
High School / GED
31.0% (15,085)
Some College
22.0% (10,705)
Associate's Degree
3.0% (1,459)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (8,759)
Master's Degree
7.0% (3,406)
Professional Degree
2.0% (973)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (486)
Education Monroe LA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 3.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 16.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Monroe

Overall User Rating
1.2999999999999998
/5

Mr. Fufu Cudlypoops

i live in monroe. i just found out today that it's the most dangerous city in the us. i always knew that it wasn't the best place to live in but seriously- has jackson street really gotten that bad-


HomeSnacks User

I left Monroe 4 years ago because I could see the townhill spiral then. The city is poor, crime is rising, increase in drugs, and businesses are leaving and none coming in. My sister who lives there does not feel comfortable herself. The largest employer, Century Link, has executives in Denver running the Company, because no one wants to move to Monroe. In 2020, the Company willl be allowed to leave and will. This is sad but true.

The encroachment of crime is now in North Monroe in the nicest neighborhoods. Property value is down. Residents are moving out.


HomeSnacks User

This article speaks the truth. Monroe is a horrible city to live in. I knew it was bad, but the highest rate of violent crimes in the country just a year ago and third this year, yikes. It seems to me to have been on a downward slide for quite a while now too. A very poor city indeed, and it shows everywhere you look. It is one of the poorest looking, eyesores I have ever seen for a town of its size, at least in the city limits. The schools could be better, but I have seen much worse in this area of the state. That's probably one of the only things that doesn't line up with this awful place. For the highest per capita violent crime in the nation, you would think the schools would be much worse...very strange. Extreme poverty and rampant drug use are the biggest factors imo, and we have them both in spades. I would bet Monroe has some of the highest per capita users of drugs in the country as well, specifically m**h, crack, and opioids. And if you spend much time here, I hope you have a very good imagination and are easily entertained, because there is literally NOTHING TO DO...ever. I think the constant boredom that comes with a place like this is probably another driving force in the rampant criminal behavior here. I am suddenly overcome with the desire to move...

There is absolutely nothing special or memorable about this place at all. Everyone that will inevitably have some great praise to sing about anything in this town has clearly never been very far from this town. Monroe is worse than mediocrity in just about everything imaginable.

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