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Time Zone: Monroe County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Monroe is the Seat for Monroe County.

Monroe County was founded April 14, 1817 and was created by taking area from WayneCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Monroe had a population of 152,721 people. This is an increase of 4.64% since the last Census (which gave a population of 145,945 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Monroe represented 1.47% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 83 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010152,021+4.16%-0.46% since 2009
2009152,721+4.64%-0.1% since 2008
2008152,870+4.74%-0.32% since 2007
2007153,360+5.08% 
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2000145,945The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Monroe   21,32322,0763.41% decrease  
Dundee   4,2573,52220.87% increase  
Carleton   2,5612,562  
South Rockwood   1,6481,28428.35% increase  
Luna Pier   1,5171,4832.29% increase  

Websites for Monroe County

Official Website:   www.co.monroe.mi.us/

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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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