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Overall Niche Grade
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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 48,938. 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
$143,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$670
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
    1,031.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    58
    40.7
  • Robbery
    304.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,551
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,882.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    354.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
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
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Monroe

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,014
National
$55,322
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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.
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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.
I have live in Monroe, for 15years and counting. What I enjoy about this city is location, weather, and safety.
Monroe isn’t too small nor to big some call it just right. The location of variety of stores is within walking distance or short bus ride. There is no heavy traffic or awaken two hours just to commute to work or school.
During the spring the flowers are blooming, during the summer it not hot to fry an egg on the pavement. In the winter one day it cold and few hours later it hot.
I feel safe in this city, the crime rate is low and you want see any horrible violent crimes on, the news every other day. Some residents feel so safe that they sleep, with their doors unlock.
In conclusion, Monroe is a great location, has nice weather, and overall safe city to live. Now what I would like to see change is more activates for the different age groups. When you stroll along Hwy I-10 and you along to Monroe, La just give a little honk and smile.