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Monroe, Louisiana
(Ouachita Parish)

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The location of Monroe

Welcome to Monroe ...

The city of Monroe is located in Ouachita Parish and is the Parish Seat for Ouachita Parish.

The location of Monroe has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Monroe has a population of 47,877 people<2> (see below for details).

Monroe is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Monroe lies within the (318) area code.

The ZIP codes for Monroe: 71201-71203, 71207-71213<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monroe had a population of 48,815 people (or 31.76% of the total population of Ouachita Parish). This makes Monroe the parish's most populous community.

The population of Monroe represents 1.08% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 48,815 people, the population of Monroe decreased 8.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 53,107 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Monroe had an population of 47,877 people. This is a decrease of 1.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.85% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Monroe ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Rayville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the East (E) of Monroe

Located in Richland Parish

Sterlington   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Monroe

Collinston   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Monroe

Located in Morehouse Parish

Oak Ridge   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Monroe

Located in Morehouse Parish

Northpark Village   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of Monroe

Pino Bayou Village   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Monroe

Richwood   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Monroe

West Monroe   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of Monroe

Claiborne   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Monroe

Swartz   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Monroe

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Monroe.

Communities Also Named Monroe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Monroe: This one is located in Ouachita Parish and the other is located in Union Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 51 communities that are also named Monroe - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida (3), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (3), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Monroe.

Websites for Monroe ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Monroe. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Monroe. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Monroe. Our list includes 29 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Monroe:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monroe ...

Looking for more information about Monroe? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Monroe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Monroe.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Ouachita Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Monroe:

The official website for Ouachita Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Monroe.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monroe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Monroe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Monroe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Monroe includes: 71201, 71202, 71207, 71208, 71209, 71210, 71211, 71212 & 71213.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Monroe) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Monroe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monroe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5188, Longitude: -92.0771     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monroe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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