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Welcome to Monroe ...

The city of Monroe is located in Monroe County<1> and is the County Seat for Monroe County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Monroe has a population of 19,425 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Monroe.

Monroe is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Monroe is within the boundaries of the (734) area code.

The ZIP codes for Monroe: 48161-48162<4>

Websites for Monroe ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monroe had an population of 19,425 people. This is a decrease of 6.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monroe had a population of 20,733 people (or 13.64% of the total population of Monroe County). This makes Monroe the county's most populous community.

The population of Monroe represents 0.21% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,733 people, the population of Monroe decreased 6.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,076 people).

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

Communities Also Named Monroe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Louisiana (2), Maine, Massachusetts, 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.

Communities near Monroe ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Monroe.

  • Toledo [Lucas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
    • Toledo [Lucas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 271,455 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toledo<6>
  • Amherstburg
  • Oregon [Lucas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
    • Oregon [Lucas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,016 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oregon<6>
  • Trenton [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Wayne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,031 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodhaven [Wayne County]
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      • Woodhaven [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodhaven<6>
    • Flat Rock [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<6>
    • Milan [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milan
      • Milan [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,011 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milan<6>
    • Dundee [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
      • Dundee [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee<6>
    • Gibraltar [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibraltar
      • Gibraltar [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibraltar have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibraltar
    • Rockwood [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwood<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Monroe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Monroe.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Monroe.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Monroe. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Monroe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Monroe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Monroe was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Monroe on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Monroe: www.ci.monroe.mi.us/

The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Monroe.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monroe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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: 48161 & 48162.
<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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MonroeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9183, Longitude: -83.3964    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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