Monroe City, Missouri

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Monroe City is a city in Marion, Monroe, and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 2,588 at the 2000 census.

The Marion and Ralls County portions of Monroe City are part of the Hannibal Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Monroe City is located at 39°39′13″N 91°43′56″W / 39.65361°N 91.73222°W / 39.65361; -91.73222 (39.653570, -91.732152)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.28%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,588 people, 1,061 households, and 661 families residing in the city. The population density was 837.1 people per square mile (323.4/km²). There were 1,182 housing units at an average density of 382.3/sq mi (147.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.34% White, 8.85% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 1,061 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

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