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Welcome to Monroe ...

The village 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, Monroe has a population of 8,578 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Monroe is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Monroe: (845)

Websites for Monroe ...

Official Website:   www.monroeny.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.orangeny.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monroe had an population of 8,578 people. This is an increase of 2.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monroe had a population of 8,364 people. This makes Monroe the county's 19th most populous community.

The population of Monroe represents 0.04% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 295th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,364 people, the population of Monroe increased 7.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,780 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, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), 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.

  • Ramapo [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramapo
    • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 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 17 miles [27.4 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 11 miles [17.7 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) ...
    • Yorktown [Westchester County]
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      • Yorktown [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • 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>

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 7 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).

We also found Monroe on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Monroe: www.monroeny.org/

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 'point-to-point' 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 for our own planning, 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: 41.3198, Longitude: -74.1848       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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