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0.34% decline
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1.46% growth
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1.35% decline
Median Property Value
8.58% growth


The economy of Monroe, LA employs 18,491 people. The economy of Monroe, LA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.68; 1.59; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Monroe, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,092), Retail trade (2,326), and Accommodation & Food Service (2,272), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($42,477), Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($37,157), and Educational Services ($33,516).

Median household income in Monroe, LA is $28,681. Males in Monroe, LA have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,300. The income inequality of Monroe, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Monroe, LA. In Ouachita Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,923. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Monroe, LA is from the county of Ouachita Parish, LA.

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Monroe, LA is home to a population of 49,361 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe, LA is composed of 31,478 Black residents (63.8%), 16,159 White residents (32.7%), 776 Hispanic residents (1.57%), 510 Asian residents (1.03%), and 270 Two+ residents (0.55%). The most common foreign languages in Monroe, LA are Spanish (513 speakers), Vietnamese (142 speakers), and French (122 speakers), but compared to other places, Monroe, LA has a relative high number of Polish (85 speakers), French (122 speakers), and Vietnamese (142 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Monroe, LA awarded 1,668 degrees. The student population of Monroe, LA is skewed towards females, with 569 male students and 1,099 female students. Most students in Monroe, LA are White (1,011 and 60.6%), followed by Black or African American (452 and 27.1%), Asian (50 and 3%), and Two or more races (28 and 1.68%). The largest universities in Monroe, LA by number of graduates are University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,453 and 87.1%), Career Technical College-Monroe (166 and 10%), and Cloyd's Beauty School 3 Inc (22 and 1.32%). The most popular majors in Monroe, LA are General Studies (94 and 5.64%), Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration (93 and 5.58%), and General Psychology (82 and 4.92%). The median tuition costs in Monroe, LA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,788 and $17,888 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe, LA is $134,100, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $123,500 to $134,100, a 8.58% increase. The homeownership rate of Monroe, LA is 44%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Monroe, LA have an average commute time of 13.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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