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Monroe is a city in Snohomish County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community is believed named after President James Monroe.

The latitude of Monroe is 47.855N. The longitude is -121.969W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,798.


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Median household income
Local
$50,390
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monroe demographic reports
Monroe is on the Skykomish River.
Former and merged names include:
· Park Place
· Tye City
The area was settled by fur traders, loggers and farmers.

The community incorporated in 1902.

Monroe's population more than doubled in the 1990s.

Public transportation: Community Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 27. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Evergreen State Fair - Aug. 23-Sept. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Monroe web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wallace Falls State Park
Historic sites and museums: Monroe Historical Society Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Monroe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Snohomish County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98272 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Monroe residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monroe ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monroe was $18,912, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Monroe festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Geocaching & geography
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Government
Guides to Monroe
Health
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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $734.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,411.


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Libraries

Libraries in Monroe include Monroe Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Monroe include Monroe Monitor

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Politics

Snohomish County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monroe political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Monroe workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Monroe between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Monroe include Best Western, Holiday Inn Express.

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