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Welcome to Monroe ...

The city of Monroe is primarily located in Butler County<1>. A portion of Monroe extends into Warren County.

The pronunciation of Monroe: muhn-ROH<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Monroe, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Monroe has a population of 14,028 people<3> (see below for details).

Monroe is 820 feet [250 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: (513)

The ZIP code for Monroe: 45050<5>

Websites for Monroe ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monroe had an population of 14,028 people. This is an increase of 12.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 96.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monroe had a population of 12,442 people. This makes Monroe the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Monroe represents 0.11% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 142nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,442 people, the population of Monroe increased 74.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,133 people).

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

Communities Also Named Monroe ...

While we believe that this Monroe is located in Butler County, we know of another 4 Ohio communities named Monroe. Those communities are located in the following counties: Brown, Greene, Highland and Jackson County.

Beyond Ohio, 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), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, 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.

  • Hamilton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Kettering
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Fairfield
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
    • Fairfield is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,603 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield <6>
  • Mason
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Centerville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Lebanon
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Miamisburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Springboro
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springboro
    • Springboro is located in Warren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,235 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Springboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springboro <6>
  • Forest Park
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,534 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Forest Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Park <6>
  • Sharonville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)

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.

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 Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Monroe on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Monroe.

The official website for Monroe:

The official website for Butler County:

The official website for State of Ohio:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Butler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Monroe. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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>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).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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