Monroe, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,864 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 
Males: 913  (49.0%)
Females: 951  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50170.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,116 (it was $39,837 in 2000)
Monroe:

$59,116
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,051 (it was $18,518 in 2000)

Monroe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,027 (it was $73,800 in 2000)
Monroe:

$134,027
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $155,410; detached houses: $160,201; townhouses or other attached units: $159,898; in 2-unit structures: $71,914; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $53,972; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $99,114; mobile homes: $60,829

Median gross rent in 2017: $612.

March 2019 cost of living index in Monroe: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.9%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Monroe, IA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Monroe, Iowa as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Monroe is 630 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (32.4%), Dutch (27.1%), Irish (8.1%), American (8.0%), English (4.7%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1/1897

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,101 people per square mile   (low).

Monroe, Iowa map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,001 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,840 (1.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.52 N, Longitude: 93.10 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Monroe, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Monroe, IA in 2017
Monroe satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $204,800
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $271,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Monroe, IA residents
Average permit cost in Monroe, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +60 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in Monroe, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (11.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Machinery (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (10.5%)
  • Machinery (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (19.8%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Monroe, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)

Average climate in Monroe, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Monroe, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 54.1. This is better than average.

City:

54.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.56
Ozone Level

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

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3

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 the city 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 the city 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 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:

  • MONROE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 400 N JASPER, Grades: PK-5)
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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Monroe:

Marital status in Monroe, IA
  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Monroe:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Monroe
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Monroe, IA (based on Jasper County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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
Jasper County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jasper County:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jasper County:

14.2%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Monroe:

62.7%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Monroe:

67.8%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Monroe:

26.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.9%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Monroe:

7.3
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.6%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Monroe:

68.7%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

85.0%
State:

77.3%

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

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($24.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($23.07)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $268,000 ($143.78)
    Police Protection: $196,000 ($105.15)
    Sewerage: $186,000 ($99.79)
    Regular Highways: $128,000 ($68.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $114,000 ($61.16)
    Libraries: $74,000 ($39.70)
    Financial Administration: $60,000 ($32.19)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($19.31)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $35,000 ($18.78)
    Health - Other: $34,000 ($18.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000 ($16.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($15.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($5.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $7,000 ($3.76)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($2.15)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($1.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($25.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $330,000 ($177.04)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.61)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $181,000 ($97.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $111,000 ($59.55)
    Other: $87,000 ($46.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($1.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000 ($6.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $45,000 ($24.14)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($3.76)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $277,000 ($148.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $174,000 ($93.35)
  • Tax - Property: $701,000 ($376.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $137,000 ($73.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($4.83)

Monroe government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,222,000 ($1192.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,919,000 ($1029.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $303,000 ($162.55)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,413,000 ($758.05)

6.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Iowa average:

5.97%

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 Polk County, IA  2.06% ($45,254 average AGI)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.63% ($44,742)
from Marion County, IA  0.37% ($40,327)


6.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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 Polk County, IA  1.98% ($54,257 average AGI)
to Marion County, IA  0.46% ($58,123)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.44% ($44,548)

Businesses in Monroe, IA

  • Subway: 1

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
Sep 1, 1999 09:47 AM, Sr-14, Lat: 41.517225, Lon: -93.101724, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 5, 1983 00:50 AM, F-70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.4mTotal length
  • 39,440Total average daily traffic
  • 5,217Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Monroe, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 71990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, 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, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2013, 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:

4
  • 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: WB0CHS, Licensee ID: L00136085, Grant Date: 08/14/2014, Expiration Date: 10/13/2024, Certifier: Stephen A Friedman, Registrant: Stephen A Friedman, 1300 Briggs St, Monroe, IA 50170
  • Call Sign: KE0LCW, Licensee ID: L02065474, Grant Date: 11/23/2016, Expiration Date: 11/23/2026, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2019, Certifier: Richard L Jones, Registrant: Richard L Jones, 612 East Grant St, Monroe, IA 50170
  • Call Sign: W0RLJ, Previous Call Sign: KE0LCW, Licensee ID: L02065474, Grant Date: 04/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/27/2029, Certifier: Richard L Jones, Registrant: Richard L Jones, 612 East Grant St, Monroe, IA 50170

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BEECH N35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1225Z , Serial Number: D-6692, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 03/01/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 04/13/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory Free, 698 Briggs St, Monroe, IA 50170
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/14/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Floyd F Neff, 1995 Republic Ave E, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/16/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory A Free, 698 Briggs St, Monroe, IA 50170
  • Aircraft: VAUGHAN ROBERT LEE XS MONOWHEEL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 69XS , Serial Number: A069, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 06/03/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 06/21/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Lee Vaughan, 1153 Carpenter St, Monroe, IA 50170

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Monroe, IA
  • 84.2%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Monroe, IA
  • 52.3%Electricity
  • 47.7%Utility gas


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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