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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B-
Monroe County is located in Michigan with a population of 149,699. In Monroe County, most residents own their homes. In Monroe County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Monroe County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Monroe County are above average.
Population
149,699

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$813
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Monroe County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    269.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    103.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    241.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,190.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Monroe County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,514
National
$55,322

Monroe County Reviews

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Monroe is a beautiful place to live. It provides a small town feel, but there are enough inhabitants, that every day I see people I have never met before. We house not only a State Park, but also a National Park, and a beautiful Community College. A plethora of churches adorn our streets, and there's always something unique to do downtown. We have a lot of good restaurants and bars (if you're into that sort of thing), and various themed evenings in downtown Monroe. Every August, St. Mary's Park in Monroe hosts the River Raisin Jazz Festival, with notable artists like Alexander Zonjic, Kenny G, and David Sanborn. Did I mention these downtown events are all free? We also hold to a lot of local history, ranging from the French and Indian War, and War of 1812, and beyond. Historical reenactments are a normal occurrence. In addition, we can easily access Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dearborn, Dundee, Ida, Maybee, Bedford, and Erie, MI, and Toledo, OH. Come visit us!
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Monroe is a very cute and quite town. Everyone seems to know everyone and we all seem to get along well. It's very friendly and safe. I would like to see more social activities around as well as more diverse places to eat. Alot of local businesses involved which is always great because it gives us more options to support our local neighboring community. I would say Monroe is very family oriented, families seem to live within a very close range of each other. Housing is very affordable and living areas are very safe.
The county as a whole is wonderful. It gives many opportunities to all types of people. The county as all do could use some improvements. Our county does not fully support small businesses like they should, we have small communities and villages like Dundee, that would be perfect. We are too quick to allow larger stores like Walmart to come crashing in and take all of the mom and pop stores.