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Published: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Census snapshot: Monroe

  • Monroe in Snohomish County, Wash.

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    Monroe in Snohomish County, Wash.

This is one of a series of looks at Snohomish and Island county communities based on data from the U.S. Census of 2010. Monroe is named for James Monroe, the nation's fifth president, and originally was a railroad town, although timber and agriculture played an important role over the years. The settlement was was known for the Great Northern Railroad greenhouses that served passengers. The city was incorporated in 1902 with a population of 325. In 1910, the state chose Monroe as the site for the Washington State Reformatory. Today that prison is part of a larger Monroe Correctional Complex that houses some 2,400 men. As a result, Monroe's population is only 43.7 percent female. The city has seen rapid commercial and residential growth over the past decade, with the population swelling by 25.4 percent.

Monroe population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

At a glanceMonroeCountyWashington
Population, 201017,304713,3356,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 201025.4%17.7%14.1%
Population, 200013,795606,0245,894,121
Persons under 5 years8.0%6.6%6.5%
Persons under 18 years26.6%24.4%23.5%
Persons 65 years and over7.2%10.3%12.3%
Female persons43.7%50.0%50.2%
White persons78.6%78.4%77.3%
Black persons3.5%2.5%3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons1.4%1.4%1.5%
Asian persons2.8%8.9%7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders0.4%0.4%0.6%
Persons reporting two or more races3.8%4.6%4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin17.1%9.0%11.2%
White persons not Hispanic72.0%74.3%72.5%

More about the city of Monroe

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City of Monroe official website

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