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Monroe, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Monroe is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ouachita Parish at latitude 32.519 and longitude -92.0772. Ouachita Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Monroe, but most people and references simply refer to it as Monroe, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Monroe indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Monroe (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.29 sq. miles and a water area of 3.25 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monroe: Fort Miro, Fuerte Miro, Post of Ouachita, Poste d'Ouachita, Poste du Ouachita, Prairie des Canots, Prairie of the Canoes, Puesto De Ouachitta.

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Monroe, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 48,683
Population in Households 45,791
Population in Familes 35,825
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,892
Population Density1 1,666
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 18,544
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 11,196
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,102 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,442 (49.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,494 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $145,818
Average Home Value $227,295


Median Household Income $27,931
Average Household Income $50,956
Per Capita Income $20,337
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.06% 0.17%
Households 0.13% 0.24%
Families -0.12% 0.03%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Monroe, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 98th
Population Density1 # 75 84th
Diversity Index2 # 205 57th
Median Household Income # 409 14th
Per Capita Income # 242 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.