Monroe is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 19,776 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 62nd largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Monroe are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
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 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 (14.84%), management occupations (12.19%), and sales jobs (8.97%).
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.
One downside of living in Monroe is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Monroe, the average commute to work is 31.61 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Monroe overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Monroe, 22.09% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2018 was $28,803, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,212 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Monroe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.