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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Monroe is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 17,906. Monroe is in Snohomish County. Living in Monroe offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Monroe there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Monroe and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Monroe are above average.
About Monroe...
Population
17,906

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$261,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    241
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    33
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    400
    500
  • Theft
    2,828
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    258
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,270
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Monroe is a fine town to live in if you want to run into your classmates, teachers, and your parent's teachers. It seems everyone who lives here either inevitably comes back, or they can't wait to get out. You have to drive about twenty minutes to get to anywhere of interest, besides the movie theatre. The political climate is aggressively split between the extreme left and extreme right, with few moderates. There is one high school, one library, one movie theatre, and of course, one Walmart. The one thing I can say I appreciate about it, is that it's a lovely town to go on a particularly long walk in. The downtown area is within walking distance, as is the library, and the neighborhoods have a number of picturesque trails that are perfect for deep contemplation in the seemingly endless fog of this town.
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I've grown up in Monroe for most of my life and have been through the school system. Monroe is a small town that offers small coffee shops on every corner. One side of the city is full of bigger corporations like Wal-Mart, Fred Myers, Safeway and the Galaxy movie theater for entertainment. We have three parks and many trails scattered around for people to go on walks and run. The Evergreen fairgrounds are always active with events and during the summer the fair comes around and the city transforms with people from more than 30 miles away. During this time traffic can become a problem because highway two runs straight down the middle of Monroe. If you do live in Monroe you have to get used to the railroad running through the middle of the city as well. Monroe is a good town and is a great place to live if you need to commute to work or want a safe place for your family to live.
What I enjoy the most about my town Monroe is the amount of different places there is to eat. You don't have to drive far to go eat at some restaurant, there's plenty of good Mexican restaurant, Thai ,Chinese, fast food etc. I love it!