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Monroe, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Monroe is the 10th largest city in Louisiana with a population of 48,942 as of July 1, 2016. Monroe ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monroe is located at latitude 32.519 and longitude -92.0772 in Ouachita Parish. 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. Ouachita Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Monroe (GNIS ID: 2404283) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Monroe is located within Parish Governing Authority District D, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ouachita Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monroe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 48,942
Population in Households 46,043
Population in Familes 35,967
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,899
Population Density1 1,671
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 18,782
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 11,278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,920 (37.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,862 (51.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,470 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $135,389
Average Home Value $210,182


Median Household Income $31,209
Average Household Income $56,264
Per Capita Income $23,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.14%
Households 0.28% 0.3%
Families 0.03% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 77 84th
Diversity Index2 # 209 57th
Median Household Income # 373 22nd
Per Capita Income # 172 64th

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