Monroe is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 19,552 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 65th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monroe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monroe is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in office and administrative support (12.90%), sales jobs (10.07%), and healthcare (7.01%).
In terms of college education, Monroe is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.91% of adults 25 and older in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2018 was $25,204, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,816 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Monroe is a somewhat 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include German, Irish, French, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.