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Statistics and Facts of Monroe Michigan
The City of Monroe and Monroe County was named for President James Monroe, who paid the Michigan Territory a visit in 1817. Monroe is known for its ties to General George Armstrong Custer. He spent much of his boyhood living with his half-sister and his brother-in-law in Monroe, Michigan, where he attended school and is now honored by a statue in the center of town. He married Elizabeth Clift Bacon (1842-1933) on February 9, 1864. She was born in Monroe, Michigan, to Daniel Stanton Bacon and Eleanor Sophia Page. They had no children together.
People from Monroe
Monroe is known for its ties to General George Armstrong Custer. Although born in Ohio, he attended school in Monroe on two separate occasions: at the age of ten he attended New Dublin primary school for two years and in 1853, at the age of fourteen, he attended the Stebbins Academy for two years. While attending Stebbins, he met his future wife Elizabeth Bacon. He returned to marry her in 1864.
Monroe is the birthplace of model Christie Brinkley.
Monroe is the birthplace of 1988 Miss America winner Kaye Lani Rae Rafko.
Monroe is the birthplace of ABC's Reality TV Star, Actor and Model Michael Wayne Foster of "The Bachelorette"
The furniture company La-Z-Boy's world headquarters is located in Monroe.
The auto parts manufacturer Monroe Auto Equipment, owned by Tenneco Inc., is located in Monroe.
Plastech engineering company is located in Monroe.
The Consolidated Paper Company, was headquarted in Monroe.
The Port of Monroe is the only port in Michigan that is on Lake Erie.
The Monroe Power Plant, which is a coal burning plant operated by Detroit Edison, has four 750MW units; the second largest generating capacity of any coal plant in North America.
Monroe Fire Department union IAFF Local 326 is the oldest continuous IAFF local in the State of Michigan.
Population in July 2007: 21,528. Population change since 2000: -1.9%
Males: 10,210 (47.4%)
Females: 11,318 (52.6%)
Median resident age: 35.2 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Zip codes: 48161, 48162.
Estimated median household income in 2007: $43,432 (it was $41,810 in 2000)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $155,052 (it was $115,400 in 2000)
2008 cost of living index in Monroe: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Ancestries: German (26.3%), Irish (12.8%), French (10.4%), English (8.2%), United States (7.9%), Italian (7.4%).
Land area: 9.04 square miles. Population density: 2380 people per square mile (low).
For population 25 years and over in Monroe
High school or higher: 79.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Monroe city
Never married: 27.8%
Now married: 50.9%
643 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% North America).
This city: 2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Monroe: 1.3% ($1,536)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Toledo, OH (21.5 miles , pop. 313,619).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (294.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: South Monroe, MI (2.0 miles ), West Monroe, MI (2.5 miles ), Detroit Beach, MI (4.6 miles ), Woodland Beach, MI (5.7 miles ), Luna Pier, MI (8.3 miles ), Stony Point, MI (8.9 miles ), Carleton, MI (9.7 miles ), Maybee, MI (10.3 miles ).
Latitude: 41.92 N, Longitude: 83.39 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,863 (+22.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,819 (39.1%)
Area code: 734
Population change in the 1990s: -598 (-2.6%).
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 51 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 2.09
US city average: 3.00
Hospital/medical center in Monroe:
MERCY-MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (740 N MACOMB STREET, PO BOX 67)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Monroe:
BAY PARK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; OREGON, OH)
ST CHARLES MERCY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; OREGON, OH)
ST VINCENTS MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; TOLEDO, OH)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Monroe:
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 20 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
WILLOW RUN (about 24 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
TOLEDO EXPRESS (about 37 miles; TOLEDO, OH; ID: TOL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Monroe:
CUSTER (about 3 miles; MONROE, MI; ID: TTF)
WICKENHEISER (about 8 miles; CARLETON, MI; ID: W87)
ERIE AERODROME (about 14 miles; ERIE, MI; ID: M84)
Nuclear power plants:
Fermi 1. Liquid Metal Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR). Net Output: 61 MWe. Decommissioned. Date started: 08/1966. Date closed : 11/1972..
Local government website: www.ci.monroe.mi.us
Colleges/Universities in Monroe:
MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,878; Location: 1555 S RAISINVILLE RD; Public; Website: WWW.MONROE.CC.MI.US)
MICHIGAN COLLEGE OF BEAUTY (FT enrollment: 39; Location: 15233-1/2 S DIXIE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monroe:
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO (about 23 miles; TOLEDO, OH; Full-time enrollment: 15,999)
OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-TOLEDO CAMPUS (about 26 miles; TOLEDO, OH; FT enrollment: 7,809)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; YPSILANTI, MI; FT enrollment: 17,476)
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 27 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 2,247)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)
MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 28 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 28 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,414)
Public high schools in Monroe:
Monroe High School (Students: 2081; Location: 901 HERR ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
Jefferson High School (Students: 763; Location: 5707 WILLIAMS ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
Orchard Center High School (Students: 171; Location: 1750 OAK STREET; Grades: 6 - 12)
Jefferson Alternative Education School (Students: 41; Location: 5707 WILLIAMS ROAD; Grades: 11 - 12)
Monroe County Transition Center School (Students: 10; Location: 1103 S. RAISINVILLE ROAD; Grades: 12 - 12)
Private high school in Monroe:
MOREAU CENTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 3500 COMBONI WAY; Grades: 6 - 12; Boys only)
Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Monroe:
Custer Elementary School (Students: 1090; Location: 5003 W. ALBAIN ROAD; Grades: KG - 6)
Monroe Middle School (Students: 958; Location: 503 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: 7 - 8)
Triumph Academy School (Students: 613; Location: 3000 VIVIAN ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
Cantrick Middle School (Students: 549; Location: 1008 RIVERVIEW STREET; Grades: 6 - 8)
Raisinville School (Students: 459; Location: 2300 N. RAISINVILLE ROAD; Grades: KG - 6)
Manor Elementary School (Students: 413; Location: 1731 W. LORAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 6)
Jefferson Middle School (Students: 372; Location: 5102 N. STONY CREEK ROAD; Grades: 7 - 8)
Hurd Road Elementary School (Students: 367; Location: 1960 HURD ROAD; Grades: KG - 4)
Sodt School (Students: 326; Location: 2888 NADEAU ROAD; Grades: 5 - 6)
Lincoln Elementary School (Students: 317; Location: 908 E. 2ND STREET; Grades: KG - 6)
Private elementary/middle schools in Monroe:
ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 151 N MONROE ST; Grades: KG - 8)
TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 315 SCOTT STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
ST JOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 521 SOUTH MONROE; Grades: KG - 8)
PATHWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 285; Location: 1199 STEWART RD; Grades: PK - 8)
SAINT MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 510 WEST FRONT STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
MEADOW MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 502 W ELM; Grades: PK - 8)
HOLY GHOST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 3563 HEISS ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 90; Location: 186 COLE ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Monroe:
MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,869,362; Location: 3700 SOUTH CUSTER ROAD; 431,422 books; 4,852 audio materials; 14,347 video materials; 897 serial subscriptions)
Average household size:
This city: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people
Percentage of family households:
This city: 65.0%
Whole state: 68.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 5.6%
Whole state: 5.3%
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2007:
This city: 12.6%
Whole state: 10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2007:
This city: 5.4%
Whole state: 4.8%