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Monroe, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Monroe had a population of 1,821 as of July 1, 2017. Monroe ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monroe is located at latitude 41.5189 and longitude -93.1037 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monroe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 922 feet.

The City of Monroe (GNIS ID: 2395375) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Monroe is located within Township of Fairview, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monroe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Monroe, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,821
Daytime Population: Workers 338
Daytime Population: Residents 802
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,140
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 1,821
Population in Familes 1,502
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,075
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $55,089
Average Household Income $64,242
Per Capita Income $26,881


Total Housing Units 839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $131,317
Average Home Value $150,084


Total Households 768
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 525
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% 0.0%
Households -0.04% 0.05%
Families -0.05% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Monroe, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 180 82nd
Population Density # 261 74th
Diversity Index # 767 25th
Median Household Income # 448 56th
Per Capita Income # 548 46th

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