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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
West Monroe is a town in Louisiana with a population of 12,874. West Monroe is in Ouachita Parish. Living in West Monroe offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in West Monroe and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in West Monroe are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$739
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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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
    587.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    71.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    158.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,532.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,074.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    397
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in West Monroe

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,182
National
$55,322
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West Monroe Reviews

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West Monroe is a great community! It is inside Ouachita Parish, which contains many excelling schools with great teachers. The community atmosphere is fairly conservative in both politics and religion. I do wish that I felt safer in this town, as the city of Monroe, which is just across the bridge, has a very high crime rate.
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West Monroe is an average town, it populous consists primarily of undereducated blue-collar workers. High School is often the glory days of many of the residents who choose to reside here after their 20s. People literally go tailgating at the local high school's football games lol. West Monroe is good for someone who wants to live in a bigger town than one with a Piggly Wiggly but smaller than one with a Whole Foods. Hunting is the primary sport here and the majority of the citizens care more about their guns than their legs. But it could always be worse.
West Monroe is a great town to raise children in, in fact that is what it's known for. However, if you want to get out there and do something different this is not the town for you. It has great schools, and it is a great town for anyone who loves the outdoors. It is inhabited by overall pretty good people. The neighboring city of Monroe also gives more fun opportunities. I have enjoyed living here, but I do not know if I will live here forever.