Monroe (village), New York
Downtown Monroe, with mill pond and park in foreground
|Name origin: From Peter Jay Munroe, state senator|
|- elevation||600 ft (183 m)|
|Highest point||Bald Hill (Monroe, New York)|
|- elevation||890 ft (271 m)|
|- location||Ramapo at eastern boundary|
|- elevation||540 ft (165 m)|
|Area||3.5 sq mi (9 km2)|
|- land||3.4 sq mi (9 km2)|
|- water||0.1 sq mi (0 km2)|
|- location||Village Hall|
|- elevation||620 ft (189 m)|
|Mayor||James C. Purcell|
|Timezone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0957528|
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|Website: Village of Monroe|
Monroe is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 8,364 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. The community is named not after President James Monroe but an early 19th-century New York state senator.
Monroe is located at (41.323786, -74.187969).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.44%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,780 people, 2,569 households, and 2,101 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,269.7 people per square mile (875.8/km²). There were 2,620 housing units at an average density of 764.3 per square mile (294.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.03% White, 2.57% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 2.34% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.28% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.73% of the population. 22.9% were of Irish, 22.4% Italian, 6.3% Polish and 6.3% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 86.9% spoke English, 7.1% Spanish, 2.4% Ukrainian and 1.2% Italian as their first language.
There were 2,569 households out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $70,809, and the median income for a family was $76,894. Males had a median income of $63,033 versus $33,184 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,614. About 4.6% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.
Other villages in the Town of Monroe 
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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