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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  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 Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 43,796. Monroe Township is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Monroe Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Monroe Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Monroe Township are highly rated.
About Monroe Township...
Population
43,796

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$352,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,455
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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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
    8.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    2.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    35.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    280.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Monroe Township

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,263
National
$55,322

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Monroe Township Reviews

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Monroe Township has a great education system, although there is major overcrowding. The growing population in the town is due to new housing being built regularly. The Monroe Township High School is only a few years old and its already at capacity. Now there is a problem with the middle school as well and trailers are currently being used as classrooms. The overcrowding issue also increases taxes. Overall Monroe is a great place too live just expensive and over populated.
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Monroe Township is located in Middlesex County in central New Jersey. It is conveniently located with easy access to the Jersey Shore, as well as New York City and Philadelphia. The school district is highly rated and academically competitive.
I like Monroe Township because it is a very diverse community where one is exposed to many cultures and background. The people there are very friendly, and there is a sense of unity. In addition, the schools are wonderful, providing us what we need to succeed in life.