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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Monroe City is a town in Missouri with a population of 2,487. Monroe City is in Monroe County. Living in Monroe City offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Monroe City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Monroe City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$590
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    82
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    82
    500.1
  • Theft
    410
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    54%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

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Working in Monroe City

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,000
National
$55,322
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Monroe City Reviews

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The town's economy is on the verge of collapse. Highway 36 (one of the major roads in the area) previously ran through the town, however, it was expanded a few years ago and forced to diverge around the town. This one thing crippled the economy, half of the businesses closed, and the school system fell with it.

The school itself is subpar at best. The teaching methods and materials are mostly from 1980 (as most of the teachers are graduates of the high school and hired a few years after their graduation) and most of the teachers have majors in an area outside of education. The teachers were hired before completing their certification and then proceeded to teach outdated materials.
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“Nice” little town run by the good ol’ Boys. There are like 5 families with all the money who call all the shots. Diverse, but covert issues. Very few employment opportunities; even fewer with decent pay; almost none with decent benefits. No night life, poor schools, I want out!!!

City government is pretty corrupt. Back room deals and small town politics. Just google “darkness in Monroe city”. Succinct summary of current politics and water crisis.
A town like Monroe, is an ol fashion love hate relationship.

With the quaintness of our little town we do get spoiled in the little things such as having a neighbor that will shovel your driveway or help you cut down a tree, someone will actually stop if you're broken down on the side of the road, teachers that will devote themselves to non profit overtime, and we enjoy cornfield landscaping rather than rush hour traffic. Most importantly however, in my 20 years of residing in this modern day zootopia there has never been an occurrence where the whole town didn't knock down someone's door in a tragedy or major instance and hold their hand during the entire duration.

Although there has begun a slow creep towards breathing the life back into the town, there is still the small town syndrome that Monroe suffers from. Everybody knows everybody, at least four people know something about you that you don't know, the power and town status stays within the same names trickling down the generations, as well as the potent stench of bad reputations sticking to certain blood, and lastly but certainly not least in this yin yang go-round, there is limited opportunity to grow, expand, and fulfill your potential career wise.