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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Monrovia is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 37,138. Monrovia is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Monrovia offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Monrovia there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Monrovia and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Monrovia are highly rated.
About Monrovia...
Population
37,138

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$606,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,374
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Monrovia 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
    69.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    69.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    322.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,733.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    223
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Monrovia

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,373
National
$55,322
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I have lived in Monrovia for over 13 years and it is one of the nicest neighborhoods that I have ever lived in. In Old Town Monrovia, there are many restaurants, small businesses, and different activities to do every Friday night because of the street fair or farmer markets in the morning. I attended both Santa Fe Middle School (Now called Santa Fe Computer Magnet School) and Monrovia High School, both of which have friendly students and teachers that are willing to help their students as much as possible. In recent years, Monrovia now has the Gold Line, which also has the Lime Bikes close for anyone's convenience as well as the recent addition to the MODA complex that is finished and already available for people to live in. Monrovia is a small, but growing neighborhood that is peaceful with a nice community.
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Monrovia is your typical old school town. You travel down to old town Monrovia and the streets look the same as they have for years. Yet many updates have happened to the town, a sense of heritage remains. Ever since I was little I remember eating ice cream and going to the movies at the same place I do today. Great community and beautiful area, often used in movies and tv shows! This is a kind of town you want to grow up in. Whether it's Monrovia high school football games, or the friday night street fair, there's tradition around every turn. Monrovia even has their own parades, including the infamous Monrovia Christmas parade, for residents and visitors of all ages. It is your typical feel good town where one can only dream of growing up in, kind of like Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls. Monrovia is simply one of a kind.
Monrovia is a small town with a movie theater, library, shops, dining areas, schools all within walking distance of each other. This comfortable environment draws many people from other cities nearby to its new movie-theater and restaurants. Around the corner from the theater and shops is the Monrovia police department. Every Friday night, the main street of Myrtle Avenue is closed off for the Farmer's Market. Overall, its a great neighborhood with a beautiful atmosphere that I come back to again and again.