Monroe, Iowa

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Not to be confused with Monroe County, Iowa.
Monroe,ia
City
Downtown Monroe
Downtown Monroe
Location of Monroe, Iowa
Location of Monroe, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°31′19″N 93°6′13″W / 41.52194°N 93.10361°W / 41.52194; -93.10361Coordinates: 41°31′19″N 93°6′13″W / 41.52194°N 93.10361°W / 41.52194; -93.10361
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Jasper
Area[1]
 • Total 1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)
 • Land 1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 925 ft (282 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,830
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,820
 • Density 1,082.8/sq mi (418.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50170
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-53355
GNIS feature ID 0459177

Monroe is a city in Jasper County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,830 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Monroe was laid out in 1851 by Adam Tool and was originally called Tool's Point. The name was soon changed to Monroe.[4]

Geography[edit]

Monroe's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.521880, -93.103492.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.69 square miles (4.38 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 982 —    
1890 952 −3.1%
1900 917 −3.7%
1910 800 −12.8%
1920 936 +17.0%
1930 936 +0.0%
1940 1,015 +8.4%
1950 1,108 +9.2%
1960 1,366 +23.3%
1970 1,389 +1.7%
1980 1,875 +35.0%
1990 1,739 −7.3%
2000 1,808 +4.0%
2010 1,830 +1.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,830 people, 770 households, and 527 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,082.8 inhabitants per square mile (418.1/km2). There were 839 housing units at an average density of 496.4 per square mile (191.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 770 households of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,808 people, 753 households, and 521 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,067.6 people per square mile (413.1/km²). There were 802 housing units at an average density of 473.6 per square mile (183.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.12% White, 0.17% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 753 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.91.

26.3% are under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,837, and the median income for a family was $50,819. Males had a median income of $33,679 versus $25,256 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,518. About 3.1% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Monroe is home to Monroe Elementary School and PCM Community High School. The school district is composed of Prairie City, Monroe, Reasnor, and to a lesser extent, Otley and Vandalia.[7]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Monroe Portal style website, Government, Businesses, and more
  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Monroe