Monroe City, Missouri
|Monroe City, Missouri|
Location of Monroe City, Missouri
|Counties||Monroe, Marion, Ralls|
|• Mayor||Neal Minor|
|• Total||3.06 sq mi (7.93 km2)|
|• Land||3.02 sq mi (7.82 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|Elevation||745 ft (227 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,485|
|• Density||838.1/sq mi (323.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0729344|
Monroe City is located at (39.653570, -91.732152).
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,531 people, 1,036 households, and 623 families residing in the city. The population density was 838.1 inhabitants per square mile (323.6/km2). There were 1,189 housing units at an average density of 393.7 per square mile (152.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.6% White, 7.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 1,036 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.9% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.07.
The median age in the city was 37.9 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,588 people, 1,061 households, and 661 families residing in the city. The population density was 837.1 people per square mile (323.4/km²). There were 1,182 housing units at an average density of 382.3 per square mile (147.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.34% White, 8.85% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.
There were 1,061 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males. o The median income for a household in the city was $30,377, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $28,947 versus $20,114 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,937. About 7.3% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.
President Barack Obama visited Monroe City on April 28, 2010, as his motorcade was en route from Quincy, Illinois to a tour of a biofuels plant near Macon, Missouri. An impromptu stop at Peggy Sue's Cafe for lunch was followed by several minutes of informal question and answer involving the president, diners, and restaurant staff. Departing the restaurant, Obama crossed the street to a nearby insurance agency for several more minutes of discussion with the insurance office staff on a multitude of issues, including recently passed healthcare reform legislation.
On March 12, 2006, Monroe City was struck by a multiple-vortex F4 tornado that destroyed several mobile homes and damaged a church before dissipating on the southeast side of town. This tornado would later become one of the two strongest tornadoes recorded in 2006.
- Helen Cornelius, Country music singer-songwriter, actress. Born Monroe City, 1941.
- Belle Johnson, early photographer
- Claude Smith, instrumental music composer and educator. Created the official march of the National Air & Space Museum among other notable works.
- Henderson Forsythe, (1917–2006), American Actor
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- City website 
- Historic maps of Monroe City in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri