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Encyclopedia > Monroe, Connecticut
Monroe, Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°20′10″N 73°13′33″W / 41.33611, -73.22583
NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford
Region Greater Bridgeport
Incorporated 1823
Government
 - Type Selectman-town meeting
 - First Selectman Andrew J. Nunn
Area
 - Total 68.1 km² (26.3 sq mi)
 - Land 67.7 km² (26.1 sq mi)
 - Water 0.5 km² (0.2 sq mi)
Elevation 159 m (522 ft)
Population (2005)
 - Total 19,650
 - Density 291/km² (753.7/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06468
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-48620
GNIS feature ID 0213463
Website: http://www.monroect.org/

Monroe is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 19,247 at the 2000 census. The current first selectman is Andrew Nunn. Image File history File links US-CT-Monroe. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... The First Selectman (sometimes Selectwoman depending on the preference of the person holding the office) is the traditional head of the Board of Selectmen of a New England town. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 203 covers the Southwestern part of Connecticut. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...


The town was recently featured in Forbes' "Best Places to Live" feature article. Monroe, like its neighbors, is largely considered a bedroom community of New York City. Monroe's neighbors are Newtown, Easton, Oxford, Shelton, and Trumbull. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Newtown is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Easton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated 1798 Government  - Type Selectman-town meeting  - First selectman August A. Palmer III Area  - City 86. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Trumbull is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 68.2 km² (26.3 mi²). 67.7 km² (26.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (0.76%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Contents

History

The Monroe Town seal is in the form of a circle with the words "Town of Monroe Connecticut" written in the outer rim of the seal. Inside this outer circle is a profile of a bust of James Monroe, who was the fifth President of the United States, serving from 1817-1825. For other persons named James Monroe, see James Monroe (disambiguation). ...


The very first Monroe settlers came to the area, the northern limits of what was known as Old Stratford, in the early eighteenth-century because they were running out of farm land. Each successive generation of settlers produced a larger population of farmers with a need for more and more land. Many of these settlers were second and third generation Native Americans. Their founding ancestors had purchased, charted and began to layout roads and clear land in the late seventeenth-century. There are several towns that were established from the "Mother Town" of Stratford, or Cupheag, which was incorporated in 1639. On May 17, 1671, Stratford purchased from the Paugusset Indians the territory which includes Monroe, Bridgeport, Trumbull and Shelton, in what is known as "The White Hills Purchase", and officially annexed it to the Township of Stratford. For more information click here.


City Information

Historical
population of
Monroe
[1]
1830 1,522
1840 1,351
1850 1,442
1860 1,382
1870 1,226
1880 1,157
1890 994
1900 1,043
1910 1,002
1920 1,161
1930 1,221
1940 1,728
1950 2,892
1960 6,402
1970 12,047
1980 14,010
1990 16,896
2000 19,247

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Monroe Public Schools

The school district for Monroe includes approximately 4,500 students, in three elementary schools (Fawn Hollow, Monroe Elementary, & Stepney Elementary) two middle schools (Jockey Hollow and Chalk Hill), and a high school (Masuk High School). The schools have many interesting programs. For more information click here. Masuk High School is the public high school of Monroe, Connecticut. ...


Monroe's Private School

St.Jude School, a Catholic school with around 220 students. Located next to St. Jude Parish, on Route 111, very close to Route 111's and 110's intersection. St. Jude holds a carnival in the parking lot in the back every year in the end of August before school starts.


Parks

  • Great Hollow Lake
  • Webb Mountain Park
  • William E. Wolfe Park is a town park located on Cutlers Farm Rd and on the northern end of Cross Hill Rd. The park includes a public pool, 4 baseball fields, a football field, a basketball court, a playground, and a hiking trail that leads to Great Hollow Lake. The park includes a barbecue set up on the grass, and a nearby pavilion.

Great Hollow Lake is part of William E. Wolfe Park, located in Monroe, Connecticut. ... Webb Mountain Park is a park that offers hiking trails and campsites, located in Monroe, Connecticut. ... This article is about the sport. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ...

On the National Register of Historic Places

  • Daniel Basset House — 1024 Monroe Turnpike (added September 23, 2002)
  • Monroe Center Historic District — CT 110 and CT 111 (added September 19, 1977)
  • Stevenson Dam Hydroelectric Plant — CT 34 (added October 29, 2000)
  • Thomas Hawley House — 514 Purdy Hill Rd. (added May 11, 1980)

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Notable people from Monroe

  • Mike Gminski, former Duke basketball standout and NBA player.
  • Ed Warren and wife Lorraine Warren, renowned paranormal researchers.
  • Jesse Schwartz, the voice of Leo on Little Einsteins. He currently lives in Monroe.
  • Ed Wojna, former Major League pitcher.

Michael Thomas Gminski (born August 3, 1959 in Monroe, Connecticut) is a former college and professional basketball player. ... Ed Warren (born 1926) is a world-famous demonologist, paranormal investigator, author and lecturer. ... Little Einsteins is an animated television series on Playhouse Disney created by a team headed by Eric Weiner of Dora the Explorer fame, Emmy Award winning Director Olexa Hewryk, and produced by Curious Pictures, The Baby Einstein Company and Disney Channel. ... Ed Wojna (pronounced Wo-hee-na) was a Major League Baseball pitcher with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians. ...

Trivia

Home to renowned paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren. The ghost, the "White Lady", of Union Cemetery has also been seen in Monroe, most commonly around Stepney Cemetery.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,247 people, 6,481 households, and 5,346 families residing in the town. The population density was 284.4/km² (736.5/mi²). There were 6,601 housing units at an average density of 97.5/km² (252.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.87% White, 0.20% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,481 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.31. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $85,000 and the median income for a family was $92,514. Males had a median income of $61,109 versus $41,572 for females. The per capita income for the town was $34,161. About 1.8% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[1]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Republican 3,388 228 3,616 26.79%
  Democratic 2,200 122 2,322 17.21%
  Unaffiliated 7,074 479 7,553 55.96%
  Minor Parties 3 2 5 0.04%
Total 12,665 831 13,496 100%

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References

  1. ^ Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005 (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2006-10-02.

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Monroe, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (525 words)
Monroe is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
The Monroe Town seal is in the form of a circle with the words "Town of Monroe Connecticut" written in the outer rim of the seal.
Inside this outer circle is a profile of a bust of James Monroe, who was the fifth President of the United States, serving from 1817-1825.
Town of Monroe, CT (265 words)
Monroe is a family-oriented community with an excellent school system, recreational facilities and a variety of houses of worship.
Monroe, named after James Monroe the fifth President of the United States, serving from 1817-1825 is a growing community in Fairfield County Connecticut.
Monroe has seen many changes over the past years since it was incorporated, from being a predominantly farming community to a suburban community that maintains itself through progressive economic development.
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