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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>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Monroe, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Monroe has a population of 8,578 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Monroe is located in the (845) area code.

Websites for Monroe ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 total 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 (with 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 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.

  • Spring Valley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
    • Spring Valley is located in Rockland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,258 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Valley <5>
  • Middletown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Newburgh
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Ossining
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Peekskill
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Beacon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beacon
    • Beacon is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beacon <5>
  • Haverstraw
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Suffern
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • West Haverstraw
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Haverstraw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haverstraw
    • West Haverstraw is located in Rockland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,167 people
  • New Square
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Square
    • New Square is located in Rockland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,014 people

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Monroe was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Monroe in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Monroe.

The official website for Monroe:

The official website for Orange County:

The official website for State of New York:

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 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>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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