B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$637
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    2,379
    283
  • Murder
    22
    6
  • Rape
    89
    41
  • Robbery
    499
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,063
    500
  • Theft
    6,838
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    451
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,681
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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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.
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When people think of Louisiana, they immediately think of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or the casinos near Shreveport. Monroe wants to have those things but cannot (or will not depending on who you ask). But if you dig a little deeper and get to know this town and it's people, you come to find a comfort in it. The little shops and weekend markets are something to look forward to. And the night scene is small but enjoyable. And if you can't find anything you wanna do, just hang with the friends you've made here because it's not hard to strike up conversation with just about ANYBODY and find some common interests, hobbies, family, etc. These are the friendliest folks you'll ever find and I wouldn't change that for anything!
I love Monroe! I've been living here my whole life. There's not many opportunities and the town is very small in my opinion. I would suggest they add more job opportunities, stores, restaurants, and more fun places.