Land area: 3.43 square miles. Founded: 1758. Population in 2014: 42,280. Population density: 1,563.5 people per square mile. County seat: Goshen. Colleges and Universities: United States Military Academy, Rockland Community College, Orange County Community College, Mount Saint Mary College, Nyack College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Bergen Community College. Water area: 1.2 square miles.
Monroe is a town in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 39,912 at the 2010 census. The town is named after President James Monroe.The First Settlers to this land were American Indians from the Lenni-Lenape Indian nation. The Lenni-Lenape nation consisted of three tribes, "The Unulactus, the Turkey tribe, Minsis, the Wolf-Tribe, and the Unamis, the Turtle tribe" (Welcome to Monroe). As white settlers started to move north the Lenni-Lenape nation was forced to move west, out of New York and New Jersey and into Pennsylvania, and later on into central North America, under the Treaty of Easton. The Treaty of Easton was a colonial agreement signed on October 1758. The British colonial government of the Province of Pennsylvania and the Native American tribes in the Ohio Country signed this document stating they would be allies in the French and Indian War.In the early 1700s the lower Hudson Valley region was being mapped out to be divided up under the crown. On March 25, 1707, the "Chessecocks Patent was granted by Queen Anne".The patent confirmed deeds that had been previously acquired by purchase directly from the Lenni-Lenape Indian Nation. The Patent was given to seven people, six men and one woman" (Welcome to Monroe). "Cheesecocks as a precinct included all of present day Monroe, Woodbury, Tuxedo, and Stony Point (Monroe New York). "Many of the patentees never saw the land they bought or were given".Many of the new settlers to come with the Cheesecocks Patent were Dutch, and English. Both groups of settlers came from Long Island to this unknown land for its "rich natural resources" (Welcome to Monroe)
There are 2 airports and 2 Amtrak train stations within 30 miles of the Monroe city center. The average travel time to work in Monroe is 52% higher than the national average. The number of people who take public transportation in Monroe is 1% lower than the national average. The number of people who carpool to work in Monroe is 30% higher than the national average. The number of people who work from home in Monroe is 27% lower than the national average.
White (94.91%) Black or African American (1.22%) Native American (0.25%) Asian (1.36%) From other races (1.15%) From two or more races (1.10%). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.91% of the population.
Median resident age: 35.9 years New York median age: 38.2 years
Average household size:
Monroe: 3.0 people New York: 2.6 people
Estimated median household income in 2013:
Monroe: $110,151 (it was $70,809 in 2000) New York: $57,369
Median gross rent in 2013:
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013:
Monroe: $300,222 (it was $169,200 in 2000) New York: $277,600 Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $318,917; Detached houses: $327,983; Townhouses or other attached units: $330,942; In 2-unit structures: $385,512; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,744; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $340,398
Air pollution in Monroe:
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 77.9. This is about average. Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center. Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center. Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0187. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here: 4.7% New York: 4.8%
The overall crime rate in Monroe is 32% lower than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 5.56 daily crimes that occur in Monroe. Monroe is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States. In Monroe you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Monroe has increased by 16%.