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Time Zone: Monroe County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Albia is the Seat for Monroe County.

Monroe County was founded February 17, 1843 and was created by taking area from WapelloCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Monroe had a population of 7,549 people. This is a decrease of 5.83% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,016 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Monroe represented 0.27% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 89th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,970-0.57%+5.58% since 2009
20097,549-5.83%-0.32% since 2008
20008,016The Last Census

More information can be found on the Monroe County Census Page for Monroe County.


Below are some of the communities located in Monroe County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Monroe County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Albia   3,5293,7064.78% decrease  
Lovilia   52258310.46% decrease  
Melrose   1191308.46% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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