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Welcome to Monroe ...

The city of Monroe is located in Benton County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Monroe, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1874.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Monroe has a population of 655 people<2> (see below for details).

Monroe is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Monroe lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Monroe: (541) and (458)<4>

The ZIP code for Monroe: 97456<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monroe had an population of 655 people. This is an increase of 6.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monroe had a population of 617 people. This makes Monroe the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Monroe represents 0.02% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 184th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 617 people, the population of Monroe increased 1.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 607 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), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, 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.

  • Corvallis
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Junction City
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
    • Junction City is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,211 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction City <6>
  • Philomath
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Veneta
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veneta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veneta
    • Veneta is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,076 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Veneta <6>
  • Harrisburg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,917 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg <6>
  • Brownsville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
    • Brownsville is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,838 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsville <6>
  • Tangent
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangent have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangent
    • Tangent is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,357 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tangent <6>
  • Coburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coburg
    • Coburg is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coburg <6>
  • Halsey
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Cheshire
    (8 miles [12.9 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 document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Monroe post office opened in 1874.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Monroe.

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 Benton County: www.co.benton.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Benton, 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monroe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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