Monroe SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
1
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
10

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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
48,938
Unemployment
10.8%
Poverty
34.8%
Median Home
$143,200
Median Income
$29,014
Median Rent
$670

1 Reviews & Comments About Monroe

Overall User Rating
1.0
/5

10/11/2018

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.

Rankings for Monroe in Louisiana

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3

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Map Of Monroe, LA

Population over time in Monroe

Year Population % Change
2017 48,938 -0.9%
2016 49,361 -0.3%
2015 49,529 0.1%
2014 49,455 0.1%
2013 49,398 0.8%
2012 49,027 -0.2%
2011 49,119 -0.3%
2010 49,272 -

Crime in Monroe Per 100k

Crime Monroe LA USA
Violent Crime 2224.7 557.0 382.9
Murder 26.3 12.4 5.3
Robbery 433.6 114.4 98.0
Aggravated Assault 1693.9 390.3 248.9
Property Crime 8232.4 3366.8 2362.0
Burglary 1718.2 731.5 430.4
Larceny 6100.8 2401.3 1694.0
Car Theft 413.3 234.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Monroe

White
33.7% (16,509)
African American
63.0% (30,819)
American Indian
0.2% (99)
Asian
1.0% (478)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (6)
Two Or More
0.6% (293)
Hispanic
1.5% (734)
Race Monroe LA USA
White 33.7% 59.0% 61.5%
African American 63.0% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 1.0% 1.7% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.6% 1.6% 2.3%
Hispanic 1.5% 5.0% 17.6%

Household Income For Monroe, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
18.3% (895,565)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.5% (464,911)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.8% (822,158)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.7% (523,636)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.1% (592,149)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.6% (567,680)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.2% (352,353)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.1% (298,521)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.5% (122,345)
$200,000 or more
5.2% (254,477)
Income Monroe LA USA
Less than $10,000 18.3% 10.0% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.5% 6.4% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.8% 12.4% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.7% 10.6% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.1% 13.2% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.6% 16.3% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.2% 10.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.1% 12.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.5% 4.4% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 5.2% 4.0% 6.3%

Gender in Monroe

Female
55.0% (26,935)
Male
45.0% (22,002)
Gender Monroe LA USA
Female 55.0% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 45.0% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Monroe for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.6% (2,254)
9-12th Grade
12.2% (5,949)
High School / GED
28.8% (14,115)
Some College
22.2% (10,866)
Associate's Degree
3.4% (1,657)
Bachelor's Degree
18.3% (8,955)
Master's Degree
7.4% (3,610)
Professional Degree
1.9% (932)
Doctorate Degree
1.2% (595)
Education Monroe LA USA
< 9th Grade 4.6% 5.4% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 12.2% 10.3% 7.2%
High School / GED 28.8% 33.8% 27.3%
Some College 22.2% 21.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 3.4% 5.8% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 18.3% 15.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 7.4% 5.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.9% 1.7% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.2% 1.0% 1.4%

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