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Welcome to Monroe City ...

The city of Monroe City is primarily located in Monroe County<1>. A portion of Monroe City extends into Marion County and Ralls County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Monroe City has a population of 2,438 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Monroe City is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Monroe City is within the (573) area code.

The ZIP code for Monroe City: 63456<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monroe City had an population of 2,438 people. This is a decrease of 3.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monroe City had a population of 2,531 people (or 28.63% of the total population of Monroe County). This makes Monroe City the county's most populous community.

The population of Monroe City represents 0.04% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 204th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,531 people, the population of Monroe City decreased 2.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,588 people).

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

Adding Monroe City to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Monroe City elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Monroe City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Monroe City - they are located in Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas and Texas.

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

Communities near Monroe City ...

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

  • Hannibal [Marion County]
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    • Hannibal [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Monroe City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,346 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hannibal<6>
  • Palmyra [Marion County]
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    • Palmyra [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Monroe City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<6>
  • Shelbina [Shelby County]
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    • Shelbina [Shelby County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Monroe City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,589 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelbina have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelbina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelbina<6>
  • Paris [Monroe County]
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    • Paris [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Monroe City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,167 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New London [Ralls County]
    • Perry [Ralls County]
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      • Perry [Ralls County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Monroe City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 695 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<6>
    • Shelbyville [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelbyville
      • Shelbyville [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Monroe City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelbyville
    • Center [Ralls County]
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      • Center [Ralls County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Monroe City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 506 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<6>
    • Rensselaer [Ralls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rensselaer
      • Rensselaer [Ralls County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Monroe City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rensselaer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rensselaer
    • Hunnewell [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunnewell
      • Hunnewell [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Monroe City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunnewell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunnewell

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 City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Monroe City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Monroe City. 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 City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Monroe City. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Monroe City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monroe City ...

Looking for more information about Monroe City? 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 City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Monroe City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Monroe County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri'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 City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monroe City - 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 City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Monroe City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 City) 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 City. 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 Monroe City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroe City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6554, Longitude: -91.7284    
<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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