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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Monroe is a town in New York with a population of 19,799. Monroe is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Monroe offers residents a dense 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
$328,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,651
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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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
    69.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    46.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,326.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    12%

Working in Monroe

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,246
National
$62,843
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Monroe Reviews

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Beautiful place to live! The community is wonderful and everyone chips in to help a neighbor in need. The town holds several events throughout the year including a firework display on the 4th of July, "Music in the park" concerts, and much more!
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The town is very pleasing to the eyes and feels very much like home. It is not perfect, but much like most towns in the country, you can't really have a perfect place to live. I would recommend to people looking to move!
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.