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Monroe is 6th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Income below poverty line

Monroe is 8th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Female residents

Monroe is 8th in Louisiana out of 62 other cities in Current population (2012)

Monroe is 8th in Louisiana out of 99 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Monroe is 9th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Households

Monroe is 9th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Housing units

Monroe is 9th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Size in square miles

Monroe is 9th in Louisiana out of 87 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Monroe is 10th in Louisiana out of 97 other cities in Retail sales

Monroe is 14th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Race - Black or African American

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Monroe Rank Louisiana US
Current population (2012) 49,156 8th 4,601,893 313,914,040
Size in square miles 29.2 9th 43,203.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,670.9 55th 104.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Monroe Rank Louisiana US
Residents younger than 5 7.8% 29th 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.1% 33rd 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.6% 52nd 12.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Monroe Rank Louisiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 80.8% 54th 81.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 25.8% 25th 21.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Monroe Rank Louisiana US
Race - White 33.4% 93rd 63.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 63.9% 14th 32.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 88th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.1% 52nd 1.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 24th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.1% 94th 1.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.1% 102nd 4.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 33.0% 93rd 59.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Monroe Rank Louisiana US
Female residents 54.1% 8th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.8% 69th 3.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Monroe Rank Louisiana US
Housing units 20,570 9th 1,978,848 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.2% 21st 18.1% 25.9%
Households 18,067 9th 1,675,097 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 47.1% 102nd 67.9% 66.1%
Home median value $111,900 71st $135,400 $186,200
People per household 2.6 62nd 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Monroe Rank Louisiana US
Income per capita $20,766 64th $23,853 $27,915
Income per household $29,051 93rd $44,086 $52,762
Income below poverty line 35.2% 6th 18.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Monroe Rank Louisiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 5,680 8th 375,808 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,352,299 10th $56,543,203 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $26,283 15th $12,921 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $142,891 9th $9,729,869 $613,795,732

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