Monroe, Maine

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Population in 2010: 890. Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 
Males: 444  (49.9%)
Females: 446  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04951.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,825 (it was $32,250 in 2000)
Monroe:

$38,825
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,729 (it was $15,200 in 2000)

Monroe town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,125 (it was $83,900 in 2000)
Monroe:

$150,125
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $174,278; Detached houses: $192,072; Townhouses or other attached units: $194,905; Mobile homes: $82,460
Monroe races chart
  • White alone - 865 (97.2%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Monroe: 181.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.2%), Irish (10.5%), United States (10.0%), German (7.9%), French (7.7%), Scottish (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/12/1818

Elevation: 224 feet

Land area: 38.8 square miles.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (very low).

Monroe,ME real estate house value index trend

Monroe, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Monroe:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monroe town:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

17 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.9%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Monroe, Maine as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Monroe to the number of sex offenders is 215 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Monroe town:  1.4% ($1,141)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Monroe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (88.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (188.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (357.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Jackson, ME (2.2 miles ), Swanville, ME (2.4 miles ), Brooks, ME (2.4 miles ), Frankfort, ME (2.6 miles ), Dixmont, ME (2.7 miles ), Newburgh, ME (2.9 miles ), Prospect, ME (3.0 miles ), Waldo, ME (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 44.60 N, Longitude: 69.05 W

Area code: 207

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

5.5%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Therapists (5%)

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

Average climate in Monroe, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Monroe-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.8 miles away from Monroe center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 148.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 266.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.8 miles away from Monroe center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monroe topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Monroe:

  • HARBOR HILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • BRADBURY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • THE COMMONS AT TALL PINES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC. - BELFAST (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • WALDO COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; BELFAST, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monroe:

  • Husson University (about 21 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 28 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 42 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 55 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 89 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 90 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 90 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Monroe:

See full list of schools located in Monroe

Library in Monroe:

  • MONROE COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,773; Location: 8 SWAN LAKE AVENUE; 6,161 books; 281 audio materials; 449 video materials; 3 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Monroe Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Monroe: Faith Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Solitude Cemetery (1), Mount Rest Cemetery (2), Robertson Cemetery (3), Harmony Place Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: York Ponds (A), Basin Pond (B), Lily Pond (C), Northern Pond (D), Thistle Pond (E), Jones Bog (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thurlow Brook (A), Dead Brook (B), Chase Stream (C), North Branch Marsh Stream (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Waldo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 53.5. This is better than average.

City:

53.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

17.5%
Whole state:

10.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Monroe compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (66%)
  • Wood (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Monroe town (based on Waldo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 13.34%
Here: 13.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents24.5%14.7%14.2%10.8%5.6%
Congregations5.3%13.2%15.8%21.1%2.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents4.7%4.7%4.6%4.5%11.7%
Congregations2.6%2.6%5.3%5.3%26.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Waldo County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Waldo County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Waldo County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Waldo County:

26.1%
Maine:

25.0%

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,481 average AGI)
Waldo County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($27,430 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.71% ($29,699)
from Knox County, ME  0.45% ($28,545)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Maine average:

5.62%

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 Penobscot County, ME  1.11% ($31,488 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.66% ($29,010)
to Knox County, ME  0.60% ($33,391)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monroe:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monroe:

  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)

TV broadcast stations around Monroe:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)
  • WLBZ (Channel 2; BANGOR, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Monroe fatal accident list:

Sep 22, 2008 07:55 PM, Sr-139, Lat: 44.62391, Lon: -68.99460, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 2, 1997 10:10 PM, 139, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 2, 1982 06:30 PM, 1625, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
Apr 20, 1980 01:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $2,802,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,489
Total average daily truck traffic: 247
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 5,234

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K1ALX, Licensee ID: L01328908
    Grant Date: 10/04/2007, Expiration Date: 10/04/2017
    Registrant: Nolan C Gibbs, 351 Curtis Rd, Monroe, ME 04951
  • Call Sign: K1DPD, Previous Call Sign: KA1DPD, Licensee ID: L00141459
    Grant Date: 08/05/2008, Expiration Date: 10/05/2018
    Registrant: Lawrence T Bartlett Jr, 79 Jackson Rd, Monroe, ME 04951-3000
  • Call Sign: KA1TG, Previous Call Sign: WB1DKT
    Grant Date: 05/22/1990, Expiration Date: 05/22/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2002
    Registrant: Robert L Neville, Frankfort Rd, Monroe, ME 04951
  • Call Sign: KB1GBD, Licensee ID: L00306559
    Grant Date: 12/01/2010, Expiration Date: 12/16/2020, Certifier: Gary B Daigle
    Registrant: Gary B Daigle, 23 Dahlia Farm Road, Monroe, ME 04951
  • Call Sign: KB1KDX, Licensee ID: L00707026
    Grant Date: 04/26/2013, Expiration Date: 06/25/2023, Certifier: Carol A Inman
    Registrant: Carol A Inman, 23 Dahlia Farm Rd, Monroe, ME 04951
  • Call Sign: KB1SEN, Licensee ID: L01480956
    Grant Date: 04/14/2009, Expiration Date: 04/14/2019, Certifier: Jonathan S Fulford
    Registrant: Jonathan S Fulford, 127 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, ME 04951

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
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