Monroe Center, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 440 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 223  (50.8%)
Females: 217  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61052.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,315
Monroe Center:

$59,315
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,369

Monroe Center village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $152,045
Monroe Center:

$152,045
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $174,251; detached houses: $178,084; townhouses or other attached units: $130,743; in 2-unit structures: $179,837; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,233; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,458; mobile homes: $50,920

Median gross rent in 2017: $881.

March 2019 cost of living index in Monroe Center: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.7%
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  • Races in Monroe Center, IL (2010)
    • 46097.7%White alone
    • 71.5%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

Races in Monroe Center detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Monroe Center, Illinois as of August 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Monroe Center is 461 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (43.6%), German (18.6%), Italian (7.0%), English (5.8%), Irish (3.5%), Scandinavian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/31/2004

Elevation: 870 feet

5 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.2%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,811 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,577 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (12.4 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (70.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Davis Junction, IL (2.2 miles ),
New Millford, IL (2.6 miles ),
Kirkland, IL (2.8 miles ),
Stillman Valley, IL (3.0 miles ),
Cherry Valley, IL (3.2 miles ),
Hillcrest, IL (3.3 miles ),
Creston, IL (3.4 miles ),
Kingston, IL (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.10 N, Longitude: 89.00 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Monroe Center, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Monroe Center, IL in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $111,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Monroe Center, IL residents
Average permit cost in Monroe Center, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.5. This is better than average.

City:

56.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Monroe Center-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Monroe Center village center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.3 miles away from the village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.0 miles away from Monroe Center center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.5 miles away from Monroe Center center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 234.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 291.6 miles away from Monroe Center center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 257.8 miles away from Monroe Center center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 247.2 miles away from Monroe Center center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ogle County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Monroe Center:

  • ABLE HOME HEALTH, LLC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ROCKFORD, IL)
  • ROSEWOOD CARE CENTER OF ROCKFORD (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ROCKFORD, IL)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS HOSPICE ASSO (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ROCKFORD, IL)
  • VAN MATRE HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ROCKFORD, IL)
  • ALDEN ALMA NELSON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ROCKFORD, IL)
  • FAIRVIEW NURSING PLAZA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ROCKFORD, IL)
  • ALDEN GARDENS OF ROCKFORD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ROCKFORD, IL)

Airports located in Monroe Center:

Amtrak station near Monroe Center:

  • 12 miles: ROCKFORD (7559 WALTON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Monroe Center:

  • 14 miles: Byron 1 and 2 in Byron, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monroe Center:

  • Kishwaukee College (about 13 miles; Malta, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • Rock Valley College (about 15 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 17 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • McHenry County College (about 35 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 35 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Elgin Community College (about 36 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 8,173)
  • Aurora University (about 42 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)

Public elementary/middle school in Monroe Center:

See full list of schools located in Monroe Center

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Monroe Township Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Monroe Center Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Ogle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Monroe Center and their reported violations in the past:

MONROE CENTER OASIS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

78.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Monroe Center:

Marital status in Monroe Center, IL
  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 68.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Monroe Center:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Monroe Center, IL (based on Ogle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,51231
Catholic7,6754
Evangelical Protestant5,46441
Other2533
None31,593-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Ogle County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Ogle County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Ogle County:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ogle County:

26.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ogle County:

11.4%
Illinois:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$189
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$505
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 8$694

Monroe Center government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $57,000 ($129.55)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($63.64)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($4.55)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($4.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,000 ($40.91)

Monroe Center government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($6.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $93,000 ($211.36)
    Highways: $39,000 ($88.64)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($61.36)
    Other License: $3,000 ($6.82)

Monroe Center government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $340,000 ($772.73)

5.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Winnebago County, IL  1.19% ($41,771 average AGI)
from Lee County, IL  0.68% ($46,317)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.62% ($46,894)


6.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Winnebago County, IL  1.20% ($46,825 average AGI)
to Lee County, IL  0.74% ($36,570)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.52% ($39,884)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monroe Center:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNTA (1330 AM; 1 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monroe Center:

  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • W233AD (94.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRHL-FM (102.3 FM; ROCHELLE, IL; Owner: ROCHELLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W289AB (105.7 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Monroe Center:

  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W25CL (Channel 25; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 243ft / 74.1mTotal length
  • 270,620Total average daily traffic
  • 91,107Total average daily truck traffic
  • 218,978Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Monroe Center, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 221980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Monroe Center, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Lottie L Thompson, 18692 E. Il Rt. 72 (Monroe Center#87698) (Lat: 42.101639 Lon: -88.983944), Type: 74.1, Overall height: 64.6 m, Registrant: American Tower Management, Inc., Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • Lottie L Thompson, 18692 E. Il Rt. 72 (Monroe Center#87698) (Lat: 42.101639 Lon: -88.983944), Type: 74.1, Overall height: 64.6 m, Registrant: American Tower Management, Inc., Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • Lottie L Thompson, 18692 E. Il Rt. 72 (Monroe Center#87698) (Lat: 42.101639 Lon: -88.983944), Type: 74.1, Overall height: 64.6 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • Bridget Carter, 18692 E. Il Rt. 72 (Monroe Center#87698) (Lat: 42.101639 Lon: -88.983944), Type: 74.1, Structure height: 17141 m, Overall height: 64.6 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 42.100361 Lon: -89.002861, Call Sign: WRBZ363,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 07/31/2018, Expiration Date: 07/31/2028, Certifier: Scott Jaeger, Registrant: Nicomm, LLC, 2235 Gateway Dr, Sycamore, IL 60178, Phone: (815) 758-0661, Fax: (815) 758-0280, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA9MHZ, Previous Call Sign: KB9DWA, Licensee ID: L01468047, Grant Date: 03/05/2019, Expiration Date: 03/05/2029, Registrant: Timothy J Weltzer, 15731 Royster, Monroe Center, IL 61052
  • Call Sign: WB9VLL, Licensee ID: L01295711, Grant Date: 06/18/2007, Expiration Date: 07/30/2017, Certifier: William J Mc Guire, Registrant: William J Mc Guire, Monroe Center, IL 61052
  • Call Sign: KD9MTG, Licensee ID: L00602024, Grant Date: 03/26/2019, Expiration Date: 03/26/2029, Certifier: Jon K Cleaver, Registrant: Jon K Cleaver, Monroe Center, IL 61052

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 28 took place in 2013, and the least - 5 in 2016. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Monroe Center, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.5%), and Structure Fires (38.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Monroe Center, IL
    • 11441.5%Outside Fires
    • 10738.9%Structure Fires
    • 5018.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 41.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Monroe Center, IL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Monroe Center, IL
  • 90.2%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Monroe Center, IL
  • 68.8%Utility gas
  • 31.3%Electricity


Monroe Center compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Timothy J. Weltzer (2)
  • Taylor Strehl (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2020.