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Welcome to West Monroe ...

The city of West Monroe is located in Ouachita Parish.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Monroe: W. Monroe

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Monroe has a population of 12,431 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

West Monroe lies within the (318) area code.

The ZIP codes for West Monroe: 71291-71292, 71294<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Monroe had a population of 13,065 people (which is 8.5% of the total population of Ouachita Parish). This makes West Monroe the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of West Monroe represents 0.29% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,065 people, the population of West Monroe decreased 1.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,250 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Monroe had an population of 12,431 people. This is a decrease of 4.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.18% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near West Monroe ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Richwood   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of West Monroe

Sterlington   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of West Monroe

Eros   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of West Monroe

Located in Jackson Parish

Downsville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Monroe

Located in Union Parish

Monroe   [Map]

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

Pino Bayou Village   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Monroe

Northpark Village   [Map]

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

Leisure Village   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Monroe

Spanish City   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of West Monroe

Swartz   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Monroe

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

Communities Also Named West Monroe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named West Monroe - they are located in Michigan and New York.

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

Websites for West Monroe ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.westmonroechamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to West Monroe, the following might be of interest:

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 West 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 West 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 West Monroe. Our list includes 6 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Monroe ...

Looking for more information about West 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.

Looking for more information about West 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Monroe, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Monroe.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Ouachita Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Monroe. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ouachita Parish: www.oppj.org/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

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 West Monroe.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West 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 West Monroe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Monroe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for West Monroe includes: 71291 & 71292.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West 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 West Monroe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Monroe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Monroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5121, Longitude: -92.1511     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Monroe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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