Location of Monroeville in the state of Indiana
|• Total||0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)|
|• Land||0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||787 ft (240 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,278|
|• Density||1,668.9/sq mi (644.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0439348|
Monroeville is located at (40.972799, -84.868598).
According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.9 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,235 people, 491 households, and 309 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,668.9 inhabitants per square mile (644.4/km2). There were 529 housing units at an average density of 714.9 per square mile (276.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
There were 491 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% 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 3.04.
The median age in the town was 42.3 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,236 people, 463 households, and 325 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,645.8 people per square mile (636.3/km²). There were 507 housing units at an average density of 675.1 per square mile (261.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.76% White, 0.16% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.27% of the population.
There were 463 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,795, and the median income for a family was $41,310. Males had a median income of $31,534 versus $24,853 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,242. About 6.5% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.
Monroeville is a popular stop for bicycle tourists traveling on the Adventure Cycling Association routes. The Monroeville Community Center, which provides cyclist-only lodging, showers, and laundry facilities, was awarded the 2005 Trail Angel Award by the Adventure Cycling Association.
Places of Interest
- Monroeville News, weekly community newspaper
- Fort Wayne Observed news and commentary weblog
- Lloyd C. Douglas, author
- "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Griswold, Bert Joseph; Taylor, Mrs. Samuel R. (1917). The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana: A Review of Two Centuries of Occupation of the Region about the Head of the Maumee River. Robert O. Law Company. p. 633.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
Incorporated in 1865, the town was named for Monroe Township, in which it is located.
- "Allen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- (PDF) http://www.in.gov/tourism/media/ideas/Cycling_Indiana.pdf. Missing or empty
- "Presenting the Annual Goodwill Awards" (Press release). December 5, 2005.
- "MONROEVILLE RECEIVES TRAIL ANGEL AWARD". Jan 11, 2006.