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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Monroe is a town in New York with a population of 42,913. Monroe is in Orange County. Living in Monroe offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Monroe there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Monroe and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Monroe are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$330,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,228
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    28%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Monroe

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,482
National
$55,322
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Monroe Reviews

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Monroe was a nice town to grow up in. There were plenty activities and restaurants nearby. The town was kept clean and was fairly easy to navigate. In recent years the town has dealt with numerous issues revolving the selling and purchasing of homes. The town has also conducted mass amounts of construction without providing detours. The most alarming issue is that the town has began turning the street lights of smaller neighborhoods out to save a few dollars. These streetlights are crucial at night, especially in the winter when roads are already dangerous. The failure to uphold safety in Monroe has been unsettling.
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A car is necessary. There is little public transportation. There are very little local, recreational activities and the ones that are present are expensive. It is a very safe area and the central part of Monroe is good for taking a stroll, shopping , and eating. After school programs for kids are difficult. There are no free after school programs, and parents need to either be available or find someone who can be available to take their children to these programs. Housing and food are expensive, however their are many opportunities to obtain healthy food. Restaurants are also expensive, however, there are many food choices.
Living in Monroe, New York you have plenty of opportunity. There are lots of ways to explore nature during both the summer and in the winter. In the Center of Monroe the public is able to enjoy the view of the beautiful lakes as they are getting their exercise in and in the winter the lakes are open to those who enjoy figure skating. Living in Monroe people are exposed to all different types of cultures. This allows for children and adults to learn about other families culture and traditions. I feel that Monroe should get more people involved in the town. It is important that all people come together and discuss how they feel our town in progressing. This will then ensure that the town of Monroe continues to flourish.