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0.15% growth
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-1.04% decline
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-0.94% decline
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-1.75% decline


The economy of Monroe, LA employs 18,744 people. The economy of Monroe, LA is specialized in Healthcare & Social Assistance; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.56; 1.48; and 1.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Monroe, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,075), Retail trade (2,322), and Accommodation & Food Service (2,169), 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 $28,268. Males in Monroe, LA have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,088. The income inequality of Monroe, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459 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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Monroe, LA is home to a population of 49,529 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe, LA is composed of 31,874 Black residents (64.4%), 15,728 White residents (31.8%), 742 Hispanic residents (1.5%), 549 Two+ residents (1.11%), and 473 Asian residents (0.95%). 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 $5,484 and $17,584 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 $123,500, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $125,700 to $123,500, a -1.75% increase. The homeownership rate of Monroe, LA is 44.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. 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 lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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