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Welcome to Monroe ...

The city of Monroe is located on Puget Sound.

Monroe is located in Snohomish County<1>.

The pronunciation of Monroe: muhn-ROH<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Monroe has a population of 19,794 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Monroe was established in 1903.

Monroe is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The ZIP code for Monroe: 98272<5>

Websites for Monroe ...

Official Website: www.ci.monroe.wa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monroe had an population of 19,794 people. This is an increase of 14.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monroe had a population of 17,304 people. This makes Monroe the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Monroe represents 0.26% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,304 people, the population of Monroe increased 25.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,795 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), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (3) 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.

  • Bellevue [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
    • Bellevue [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,073 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<7>
  • Everett [Snohomish County]
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    • Everett [Snohomish County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,482 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everett<7>
  • Kirkland [King County]
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    • Kirkland [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<7>
  • Redmond [King County]
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    • Redmond [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,507 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marysville [Snohomish County]
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      • Marysville [Snohomish County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysville<7>
    • Sammamish [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sammamish
      • Sammamish [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sammamish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sammamish<7>
    • Shoreline [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline
      • Shoreline [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<7>
    • Bothell [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bothell
      • Bothell [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,524 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bothell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bothell<7>
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<7>
    • Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<7>

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 11 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).

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.ci.monroe.wa.us/

The official website for Snohomish County: www.co.snohomish.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Snohomish, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 (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 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: 47.8577, Longitude: -121.9907    
<7>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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