Monroe, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Monroe, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Monroe had a population of 17,924 as of July 1, 2016. Monroe ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monroe is located at latitude 47.8598 and longitude -121.984 in Snohomish County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monroe (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Snohomish County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Monroe (GNIS ID: 2411137) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Monroe is located within Monroe Division of Snohomish 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monroe: Park Place.

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Monroe, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,924
Population in Households 15,443
Population in Familes 12,837
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,481
Population Density1 2,965
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 5,202
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 3,708
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,236 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,966 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $288,904
Average Home Value $323,370


Median Household Income $67,125
Average Household Income $80,111
Per Capita Income $28,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.91%
Households 0.56% 0.99%
Families 0.47% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Monroe, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 77 88th
Population Density1 # 86 86th
Diversity Index2 # 108 83rd
Median Household Income # 173 73rd
Per Capita Income # 276 56th

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