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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
Monroe is a town in Louisiana with a population of 48,663. Monroe is in Ouachita Parish. Living in Monroe offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Monroe and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Monroe are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$694
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Monroe Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,311.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    358.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,304.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,898.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    374.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Monroe

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,009
National
$55,322
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It's a cool town but nothing to write home about, a good retirement town with southern charm. The elemetary schools are alright but a little lacking as far as the education standard. There are plenty of things to do, whether is going to the market or going to a football game during the fall. during the evening theres a skating rink, a spartan themed adventure park, a trampoline park and well, regular parks too!
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Monroe is a beautiful city that offers many things, from education, culture and sports. Louisiana is known as the Sportsman's Paradise and the area around Monroe from beautiful Bayou Desiard and Black Bayou to the Ouachita River, for boating, fishing and sking, to the Russell Sage Wildlife Reserve for hunting.
There is wonderful local restaurants with renown chefs that serve Louisiana cuisine. I love Monroe it is home and I am proud to say that I am from here.
Monroe is decent place to live. It's got beautiful scenery (Bayou Desiard, Black Bayou) so it's great for outdoors lovers. It also has some great restaurants! Cultural events are somewhat lacking but it's close enough to large cities (Dallas, New Orleans) for a weekend getaway. Also, Shreveport (Louisiana Hollywood) is only an hour away and you may run into actors/actresses in town shooting a movie.