is a city located in east central Butler
and west central Warren
counties in the southwestern part of the U.S. state
. As of the 2000 census
, the city population was 7,133, up from 4,008 in 1990.
Monroe is named for President James Monroe, who was elected U.S. President the year it was founded.
Monroe is located at (39.444658, -84.364044).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.5 square miles (40.2 km²), of which, 15.5 square miles (40.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 7,133 people, 2,685 households, and 2,040 families residing in the city. The population density
was 459.9 people per square mile (177.6/km²). There were 2,822 housing units at an average density of 182.0/sq mi (70.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.15% White
, 1.42% African American
, 0.10% Native American
, 0.34% Asian
, 0.22% from other races
, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.64% of the population.
There were 2,685 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $56,012, and the median income for a family was $62,528. Males had a median income of $44,864 versus $27,385 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,735. About 1.0% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.
Historic population figures
- 2005 estimate--10,410
Schools and utilities
Most of the city is in the Monroe Local School District with some falling in the Lakota School District. Telephone service is provided through the Monroe, Middletown
, and Mason
telephone exchanges. Mail is delivered through the Monroe, Middletown, and Lebanon
- King of Kings (Also known as "Touchdown Jesus"), a 62-foot-tall sculpture of Jesus, appears to be rising from the waters behind the amphitheater at Monroe's Solid Rock Church.
- Traders World Flea Market
- Turtlecreek Flea Market
- Hustler Hollywood
- Sara Jane's Restaurant
- Bert S. Barlow, W.H. Todhunter, Stephen D. Cone, Joseph J. Pater, and Frederick Schneider, eds. Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: B.F. Bowen, 1905.
- Jim Blount. The 1900s: 100 Years In the History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: Past Present Press, 2000.
- Butler County Engineer's Office. Butler County Official Transportation Map, 2003. Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio: The Office, 2003.
- A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio with Illustrations and Sketches of Its Representative Men and Pioneers. Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882.
- Ohio. Secretary of State. The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002-2003. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003.