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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  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 37,006. Monrovia is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Monrovia offers residents a dense 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
37,006

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$634,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,469
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Monrovia Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    325.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,947.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    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
$73,170
National
$55,322
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I would consider Monrovia as the hub of both diversity and pleasure in the San Gabriel Valley. You can find anything in Monrovia: plentiful restaurants, entertainment, parks, great schools, and a diverse citizenry that sets it apart from any other town. Business is here is vibrant and lively. Look no further than our downtown area in Old Town Monrovia to see our great sense of community and public engagement. Considered by the community to be the heart of Monrovia, Old Town is a unique downtown environment where you'll find a variety of boutique shops, exciting dining options, luxury living, and entertainment for the whole family. There's something for everyone. You can indulge in a wide selection of novels at the library, go bar hopping for happy hour, or spend the evening with your family exploring the night market. It's easy to see why so many come, and so few leave.
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I have lived in Monrovia for all 18 years of my life. I believe it is a beautiful city with a great variety of things to do. We have a beautiful waterfall hike at Monrovia Canyon park and also a few mountain bike trails. What we call Old Town Monrovia is located in the center of town and has many local restaurants and businesses. In terms of the public schools, we have a spectacular looking high school with old school buildings, but modern facilities. Despite its beauty, the test scores are relatively low amongst our neighboring cities. Monrovia is a very diverse town as well and what seems like a very low crime city. The average house in Monrovia is about 600,000 but they can run all the way up to multi millions. In the last few years we became a hub for the Metro which links all around the state and can get someone to Los Angeles in about an hour. Overall I love my city and would be happy to start a family in this town.
WONDERFUL AREA FOR A FAMILY! There is many different places to go and very close. I love this area so much. It is very safe and so many wonderful people around this neighborhood. Everyone is always so welcoming and I never have any other issues.