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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
West Monroe is a town in Michigan with a population of 3,355. West Monroe is in Monroe County. Living in West Monroe offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Monroe there are a lot of parks. Many families live in West Monroe and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$42,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$963
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,451
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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West Monroe Reviews

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Some consider Monroe as a hidden gem. As a teenager with the "college bug," I cannot help but want to leave. However, Monroe is relatively safe, creating the small-town feel. Although there is not much entertainment, there are plenty of restaurant choices, and plans of renovating buildings downtown may provide economical growth for new businesses. I would not recommend this area for educational purposes, yet early college programs provide more opportunities compared to the other local high schools. Although Monroe could use many improvements, there are some dedicated residents who advocate for improvements that may be seen in the future.
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Monroe is a safe area compared to near-by cities in Michigan. However growing crime related to illegal drugs is a concern. Police officers can be seen around, usually parked watching traffic. From personal experience, the police can be slow to respond, depending on the time of day and urgency of the issue.
Monroe is apparently the "heroin capital of the United States", but I've personally never seen it. Mostly there is a problem with underage drinking and smoking pot.