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Time Zone: Monroe County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Sparta is the Seat for Monroe County.

Monroe County was founded in 1854 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Monroe had a population of 43,760 people. This is an increase of 7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 40,899 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Monroe represented 0.76% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 33rd most populous county (out of 72 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201044,673+9.23%+2.09% since 2009
200943,760+7%+0.76% since 2008
200843,432+6.19%+0.81% since 2007
200040,899The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Monroe County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Monroe County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Sparta   9,0678,6484.85% increase  
Tomah   8,8608,4195.24% increase  
Sparta   3,0482,75010.84% increase  
La Grange   1,8551,7615.34% increase  
Little Falls   1,5401,33415.44% increase  

Websites for Monroe County

Official Website:   www.co.monroe.wi.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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