Monroe, Oregon

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Monroe is a city in Benton County, Oregon, United States. The population was 607 at the 2000 census. It is part of the "Corvallis, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area". Monroe is located midway between Eugene and Corvallis and the city experiences a strong friendly rivalry between fans of the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 607 people, 225 households, and 166 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,274.9 people per square mile (488.3/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 550.3/sq mi (210.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.71% White, 0.33% African American, 0.99% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.05% of the population.

There were 225 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 109.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $40,714. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,970. About 12.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.


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