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Monroe, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Monroe is the 9th largest city in Louisiana with a population of 49,013 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.5093 and longitude -92.1193 in Ouachita Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Monroe 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Monroe, LA Housing Affordability Index is 110
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Monroe, LA Wealth Index is 63
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 49,013
Population in Households 46,108
Population in Familes 35,852
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,905
Population Density 1,673
Diversity Index1 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,530
Average Household Income $56,282
Per Capita Income $21,730
Wealth Index3 63

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,156 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,461 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,634 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $148,065
Housing Affordability Index2 110
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,617
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 11,071
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.04% 0.07%
Households 0.1% 0.1%
Families -0.18% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

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, 2019 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 Density # 73 85th
Diversity Index # 217 55th
Median Household Income # 364 23rd
Per Capita Income # 247 48th

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