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 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 (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.
In Monroe, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Monroe citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.09% of adults in Monroe 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.