Monroe, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 1,823 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 
Males: 968  (53.1%)
Females: 855  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50170.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,847 (it was $39,837 in 2000)
Monroe:

$49,847
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,998 (it was $18,518 in 2000)

Monroe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,503 (it was $73,800 in 2000)
Monroe:

$107,503
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $580.

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  • Races in Monroe, IA (2010)

    Monroe races chart
    • 1,79798.2%White alone
    • 110.6%Hispanic
    • 100.5%Asian alone
    • 50.3%Black alone
    • 50.3%Two or more races
    • 20.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Monroe: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.0%), Dutch (17.5%), Irish (13.8%), English (7.6%), United States (5.6%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1/1897

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,076 people per square mile   (low).

Monroe,IA real estate house value index trend

Monroe, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Monroe:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monroe city:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Monroe, Iowa as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Monroe to the number of sex offenders is 364 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,718 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,583 (1.7%)

Monroe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (27.2 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (152.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (281.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Reasnor, IA (2.4 miles) , Prairie City, IA (2.9 miles ), Swan, IA (3.4 miles) , Lambs Grove, IA (3.5 miles ), Pella, IA (3.5 miles ), Newton, IA (3.5 miles ), Pleasantville, IA (3.6 miles ), Colfax, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.52 N, Longitude: 93.10 W

Area code: 641

Monroe household income distribution Monroe home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +60 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Monroe: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Monroe, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Monroe, Iowa average temperatures Monroe, Iowa average precipitation Monroe, Iowa humidity Monroe, Iowa wind speed Monroe, Iowa snowfall Monroe, Iowa sunshine Monroe, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Monroe-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Monroe city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% 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 348.5 miles away from the city 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 333.0 miles away from Monroe center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 356.5 miles away from the city 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 217.8 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 373.9 miles away from Monroe 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 349.1 miles away from the city 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 Jasper County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monroe topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Monroe:

  • CLEARVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PRAIRIE CITY, IA)
  • CAREAGE OF NEWTON (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • CHRISTIAN OPPORTUNITY CENTER (Hospital, about 12 miles away; PELLA, IA)
  • PLEASANT CARE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PLEASANTVILLE, IA)
  • JEFFERSON PLACE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PELLA, IA)
  • PELLA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; PELLA, IA)
  • PELLA COMMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PELLA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monroe:

  • Drake University (about 30 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 30 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 45 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 50 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 75 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 77 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 80 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)

Public high school in Monroe:

  • Pcm High School (Students: 310; Location: 400 East Highway 163; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Monroe:

See full list of schools located in Monroe

Library in Monroe:

  • MONROE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $44,577; Location: 416 S BUCHANAN ST; 18,338 books; 318 audio materials; 374 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Monroe: Gateway Recreation Golf Course (A), Monroe (B), Monroe City Hall (C), Monroe Library and Community Building (D), Monroe Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Monroe include: United Methodist Church (A), Monroe Presbyterian Church (B), First Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 62.1. This is about average.

City:

62.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 9.90. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.4%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Monroe, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Monroe compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Monroe (2011 data):

  • Great Southern Bank: 108 East Washington Branch at 108 East Washington, branch established on 1913/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Monroe State Bank: at 101 W Washington Street, branch established on 1934/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $22.6 mil, Deposits: $19.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Monroe Bancshares, Ltd.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Iowa average:

10.3

Monroe travel time to work - commute Monroe mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Monroe city (based on Jasper County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,91630
Evangelical Protestant5,17329
Catholic2,4312
Other6073
None20,715-
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: 7
Jasper County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jasper County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Jasper County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

30.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.2%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 1$20,198$242,3768$4,625
Police Protection - Officers 2$48,044$288,2640$0
Streets and Highways 1$23,949$287,3880$0
Sewerage 1$18,263$219,1560$0
Water Supply 1$17,973$215,6760$0
Local Libraries 1$11,860$142,3201$5,133
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$2,668
Totals for Government 7$140,287$240,49210$12,426

Monroe government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $413,000 ($226.55)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $149,000 ($81.73)
    Police Protection: $140,000 ($76.80)
    Sewerage: $128,000 ($70.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000 ($49.37)
    Regular Highways: $88,000 ($48.27)
    Fire Protection: $63,000 ($34.56)
    Central Staff Services: $42,000 ($23.04)
    Libraries: $33,000 ($18.10)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($17.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000 ($17.00)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($14.26)
    Health Services - Other: $14,000 ($7.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($49.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $22,000 ($12.07)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($6.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $257,000 ($140.98)

Monroe government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $125,000 ($68.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $91,000 ($49.92)
    All Other: $30,000 ($16.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($9.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $84,000 ($46.08)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($13.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $161,000 ($88.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $145,000 ($79.54)
    General Support: $26,000 ($14.26)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.55)
  • Tax - Property: $474,000 ($260.01)
    Public Utilities: $11,000 ($6.03)
    NEC: $5,000 ($2.74)

Monroe government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,397,000 ($766.32)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $446,000 ($244.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $93,000 ($51.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,528,000 ($838.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $222,000 ($121.78)

Monroe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $886,000 ($486.01)

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  1.70% ($35,017 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.37% ($32,904)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.29% ($25,650)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.69% ($36,954 average AGI)
to Marion County, IA  0.31% ($43,909)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.28% ($34,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monroe:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KCOB (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNIA (1320 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monroe:

  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Monroe:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Monroe fatal accident list:

Sep 14, 2004 06:32 AM, Sr-14, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 5, 1983 00:50 AM, F-70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Monroe)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 107 Monroe St (Lat: 41.521111 Lon: -93.104361), Call Sign: KBT461
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/2011, Expiration Date: 01/06/2022
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 110 N Commerce (Lat: 41.537222 Lon: -93.105194), Call Sign: KDR769
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.220 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/02/1996, Expiration Date: 11/12/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/14/2002
    Registrant: Daryl C Hormann, 110 N Commerce Box 489, Monroe, IA 50170, Phone: (515) 259-2019

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Junction Hwy 163 & Hwy 14 (Lat: 41.518028 Lon: -93.101306), Structure height: 44.2 m, Call Sign: WNEX289
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.400 MHz, 954.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2000, Expiration Date: 02/16/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2010
    Registrant: Phone: (515) 259-2157
  • MONROE, 1100 South Taylor (Lat: 41.510500 Lon: -93.109917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WPUF227
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2012, Expiration Date: 02/20/2022, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0PXL
    Grant Date: 12/13/1994, Expiration Date: 12/13/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2006
    Registrant: Richard D Sweetman Sr, 705 S Monroe St, Monroe, IA 50170-0099
  • Call Sign: WA2LUF, Licensee ID: L00310050
    Grant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 02/20/2018, Certifier: Ronald D Whitmore
    Registrant: Ronald D Whitmore, 112 American Street, Monroe, IA 50170
  • Call Sign: WB0CHS, Licensee ID: L00136085
    Grant Date: 08/23/2004, Expiration Date: 10/13/2014, Certifier: Stephen A Friedman
    Registrant: Stephen A Friedman, 1300 Briggs St, Monroe, IA 50170

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: NEFF FLOYD F KR-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CORVAIR GO-140 (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 20FN , Serial Number: 1422, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 07/09/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Floyd F Neff, 1995 Republic Ave E, Monroe, IA 50170
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6245V , Serial Number: D-8581, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/12/1967
    Registrant (Individual): A T Vriezelaar, 503 W Lincoln, Monroe, IA 50170
  • Aircraft: VAUGHAN ROBERT LEE XS MONOWHEEL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 69XS , Serial Number: A069
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Lee Vaughan, 1153 Carpenter St, Monroe, IA 50170
  • Aircraft: BEECH A23-24 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6927Q , Serial Number: MA-286, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory A Free, 698 Briggs St, Monroe, IA 50170

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Monroe, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2580.4 years
Mary1781.4 years
Harold1473.1 years
William1377.5 years
Charles1171.8 years
Robert1066.3 years
James873.1 years
George881.2 years
Fred878.0 years
Ruth776.9 years
Most common last names in Monroe, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nolin978.8 years
Tool981.3 years
Kingery878.7 years
Marshall875.9 years
Wilson881.5 years
Thomasson782.5 years
Simbro673.9 years
Waddle683.5 years
Cowman675.8 years
Ross676.4 years

Businesses in Monroe, IA

  • Subway: 1

Monroe on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Finance and insurance"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators"
  • #53 (50170) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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