Monroe is a city located in Jasper County, Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,808.
Monroe is located at 41°31'19" North, 93°6'13" West (41.521880, -93.103492).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 km2 (1.7 mi2). 4.4 km2 (1.7 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 1,808 people, 753 households, and 521 families residing in the city. The population density is 413.1/km2 (1,067.6/mi2). There are 802 housing units at an average density of 183.2/km2 (473.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 98.12% White, 0.17% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 753 households out of which 33.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% are married couples living together, 8.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% are non-families. 27.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.91.
In the city the population is spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $39,837, and the median income for a family is $50,819. Males have a median income of $33,679 versus $25,256 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,518. 5.6% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.9% of those under the age of 18 and 7.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.