Monroe employment information

IndexMonroeLouisianaNational
Income per capita$20,571$24,775$28,555
Median household income$28,565$44,991$53,482
Median income owner occupied$54,222$57,681$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,108$26,583$33,219
Median earnings male$26,884$37,322$36,116
Median earnings female$18,422$22,260$25,692
Unemployment rate7.0%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level35.6%19.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Monroe is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Monroe is 47% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Monroe is 19% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Monroe is 128% higher than the national average.

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Monroe median earnings by income bracket

Monroe employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.9%0.6%
Manufacturing sector6.8%1.0%
Financial & insurance services3.0%9.0%
Wholesale & retail services15.7%12.6%
Public administration4.1%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%1.7%
Education, health & social services19.0%39.8%
Other31.3%28.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Claiborne, LA11,575$51,1904%
Swartz, LA4,977$46,91012%
Sterlington, LA1,821$46,25014%
Lakeshore, LA1,591$44,74416%
Calhoun, LA729$43,48219%
Monroe, LA49,455$28,56547%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Aliso Viejo, CA49,437$102,32591%
Ankeny, IA49,488$75,06940%
Wilson, NC49,389$38,03029%
Downers Grove, IL49,372$85,02059%
Doral, FL49,363$72,62336%
Monroe, LA49,455$28,56547%
Source: The Monroe, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.