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West Monroe, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of West Monroe had a population of 13,772 as of July 1, 2017. West Monroe ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Monroe is located at latitude 32.5123 and longitude -92.1511 in Ouachita Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of West Monroe (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Ouachita Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 82 feet.

The City of West Monroe (GNIS ID: 2405712) 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 West Monroe is located within Parish Governing Authority District C, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ouachita Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Monroe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Monroe: Trenton.

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West Monroe, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,772
Daytime Population: Workers 14,757
Daytime Population: Residents 7,810
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,567
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.64
Population in Households 13,547
Population in Familes 9,963
Population in Group Qrtrs 225
Population Density2 1,725
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $33,006
Average Household Income $52,278
Per Capita Income $23,232


Total Housing Units 6,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,502 (37.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,571 (53.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 583 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $116,182
Average Home Value $142,463


Total Households 6,072
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 3,412
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 0.62%
Households 0.81% 0.69%
Families 0.55% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

West Monroe, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Monroe to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 34 93rd
Population Density # 71 85th
Diversity Index # 70 85th
Median Household Income # 355 25th
Per Capita Income # 186 61st

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