Income/capita 17%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 61%
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Income per capita$24,685$29,253$29,829
Median household income$42,467$54,610$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,017$69,544$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,835$31,736$35,192
Median earnings male$31,099$37,342$36,919
Median earnings female$26,319$25,818$26,250
Unemployment rate1.8%3.7%4.7%
Poverty level14.9%12.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Monroe is 17% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Monroe is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Monroe is 61% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Monroe is 2% lower than the national average

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      Monroe employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.1%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector30.3%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services22.5%18.9%
      Public administration2.0%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.6%2.7%
      Education, health & social services7.3%34.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lake Summerset, IL1,943$64,16716.0%
      New Glarus, WI2,014$57,3373.6%
      Blanchardville, WI835$56,4062.0%
      Davis, IL688$55,0960.4%
      Browntown, WI297$53,7502.8%
      Monroe, WI10,771$42,46723.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Waimea, HI10,770$67,52422.1%
      Miami Shores, FL10,772$101,04782.7%
      Fort Madison, IA10,769$42,44823.3%
      Storm Lake, IA10,768$43,22621.9%
      Tay, ON10,774n/a 
      Monroe, WI10,771$42,46723.2%
      Source: The Monroe, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).