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Monroe City, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Monroe City had a population of 2,540 as of July 1, 2017. Monroe City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monroe City is located at latitude 39.6544 and longitude -91.7325 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monroe City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 745 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Monroe City are located in Monroe County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Marion County.

The City of Monroe City (GNIS ID: 2395376) 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 City is located within Township of Monroe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monroe City: Monroe.

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


Total Population 2,540
Daytime Population: Workers 1,421
Daytime Population: Residents 1,451
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,872
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 2,469
Population in Familes 1,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 841
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $40,900
Average Household Income $50,166
Per Capita Income $20,700


Total Housing Units 1,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 661 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $84,722
Average Home Value $98,301


Total Households 1,031
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 626
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 0.05% -0.01%
Households -0.07% -0.1%
Families 0.07% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Monroe City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe City to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 225 78th
Population Density # 484 53rd
Diversity Index # 212 79th
Median Household Income # 588 43rd
Per Capita Income # 672 35th

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