Monroe, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 121. Population change since 2000: +30.1%
Males: 62  (51.2%)
Females: 59  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip code: 01350

Estimated median household income in 2015: $36,662 (it was $25,500 in 2000)
Monroe:

$36,662
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $19,677 (it was $12,400 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $140,115 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Monroe:

$140,115
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $254,045; Detached houses: $264,125; Townhouses or other attached units: $219,950; In 2-unit structures: $222,435; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $204,584; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $487,647; Mobile homes: $43,609
  • Races in Monroe, MA (2010)

    Monroe races chart
    • 11595.0%White alone
    • 32.5%Asian alone
    • 32.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monroe: 103.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (19.4%), Italian (10.8%), French (9.7%), English (8.6%), Norwegian (4.3%), French Canadian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1822

Land area: 10.7 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Monroe:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monroe town:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

3 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America).

This town:

3.2%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

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

Monroe town:  0.9% ($700)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (41.1 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (99.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (137.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Florida, MA (1.8 miles ), Rowe, MA (1.9 miles ), Readsboro, VT (2.2 miles ), Clarksburg, MA (2.4 miles ), Stamford, VT (2.6 miles ), North Adams, MA (2.7 miles ), Charlemont, MA (2.8 miles ), Whitingham, VT (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $83,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $94,600
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $80,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $80,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.71 N, Longitude: 72.98 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.1%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Monroe, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Monroe-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Monroe town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 38.8 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 109.9 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 128.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from Monroe center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 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 Franklin County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Monroe:

  • NORTH ADAMS COMMONS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • ADAMS N H OF N ADAMS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • NORTH ADAMS REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • NORTHERN BERKSHIRE COMPREHENSIVE CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ADAMS, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF N BERKSHIRE INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ADAMS, MA)
  • WILLIAMSTOWN COMMONS NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA)
  • SWEET BROOK OF WILLIAMSTOWN REHABILITATION AND N CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monroe:

  • Williams College (about 12 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 33 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Smith College (about 33 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 36 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 36 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 37 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 38 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)

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

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

Lake: Browns Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tower Brook (A), Parsonage Brook (B), Haley Brook (C), Paint Brook (D), Granger Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Franklin 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 2013 was 76.0. This is about average.

City:

76.0
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.71. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.71
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.60
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.9%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.3%
Whole state:  7.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

21.8%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.3%
Whole state:

4.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,50915
Mainline Protestant4,61738
Evangelical Protestant2,07920
Other1,58021
None46,587-
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: 26
Franklin County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Franklin County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Franklin County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

22.2%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

16.5%

6.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($130 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampshire County, MA  1.74% ($33,774 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MA  0.81% ($33,513)
from Hampden County, MA  0.42% ($30,770)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,267 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampshire County, MA  1.52% ($37,079 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MA  0.80% ($33,573)
to Hampden County, MA  0.42% ($35,024)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monroe:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNAW (1230 AM; 1 kW; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monroe:

  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Monroe:

  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • W35BK (Channel 35; PLAINFIELD, MA; Owner: LYDIA SYLVANE STOCKWELL)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $2,518,000Total costs
  • 768Total average daily traffic
  • 37Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,248Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

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

MONROE WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 60, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-19-2014)
  • Treatment Techniques - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-19-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-24-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-19-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2010)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Monroe compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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