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Monroe is in Ouachita Parish.
It is the parish seat.
The community was named for the James Monroe, the first steamboat to reach here.
The latitude of Monroe is 32.509N. The longitude is -92.119W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 52,163.
Federal gunboats attacked the city during the Civil War.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Monroe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ouachita Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Monroe area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71201 ZIP code.
3% of Monroe residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $15,933, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% 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 $284. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Libraries in Monroe include Anna Meyer Branch, Carver Branch, Ouachita Parish Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Monroe include Monroe News-Star
TV stations in Monroe include KLTM, KNOE.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KEDM.
Ouachita Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monroe political report.
The average commute time for Monroe workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 17 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 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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