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Welcome to Monroe ...

The Town of Monroe is located in Orange County<1>.

The location of Monroe has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Monroe has a population of 19,822 people<3> (see below for details).

Monroe is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monroe had an population of 19,822 people. This is a decrease of 50.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 36.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Monroe had a population of 39,912 people (or 10.71% of the total population of Orange County). This makes Monroe the county's most populous community.

The population of Monroe represents 0.21% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,912 people, the population of Monroe increased 27.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 31,407 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 3 communities that are also named Monroe - they are located in Connecticut and Wisconsin (2).

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.

  • Ramapo [Rockland County]
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    • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 138,356 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
  • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
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    • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 86,000 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
  • Cortlandt [Westchester County]
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    • Cortlandt [Westchester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortlandt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortlandt
  • Haverstraw [Rockland County]
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    • Haverstraw [Rockland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haverstraw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverstraw
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spring Valley [Rockland County]
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      • Spring Valley [Rockland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Valley<6>
    • Newburgh [Orange County]
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      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,524 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
    • Warwick [Orange County]
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      • Warwick [Orange County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,096 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • Wallkill [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallkill
      • Wallkill [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallkill
    • Middletown [Orange County]
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      • Middletown [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<6>
    • Newburgh [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburgh<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. 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.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Monroe.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monroe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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: 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: 41.3087, Longitude: -74.1924       In this case, the coordinates for Monroe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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