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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.
The community incorporated in 1902.
Monroe's population more than doubled in the 1990s.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monroe was $18,912, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $734. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,411.
Libraries in Monroe include Monroe Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Monroe include Monroe Monitor
Snohomish County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monroe political report.
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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