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Monroe is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 22,076. It is the county seat of Monroe County6. The city is adjacent to Monroe Charter Township, but is politically independent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Monroe forms a part of Detroit metropolitan area. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... 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. ... Monroe Charter Township is a charter township in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A simulated-color satellite image of Metro Detroit, with Windsor across the river, taken on NASAs Landsat 7 satellite. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.1 km² (10.1 mi²). 23.4 km² (9.0 mi²) of it is land and 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it (10.14%) is water. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias MI county maps by Seth Ilys. ... 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. ...


History

The City of Monroe and Monroe County was named for President James Monroe, who paid the Michigan Territory a visit in 1817. World of Warcraft RULEZ... noobcakes. For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), and the fourth Virginian to hold the office. ... From 1805-1818, the western border was a line through Lake Michigan. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,076 people, 8,594 households, and 5,586 families residing in the city. The population density was 942.9/km² (2,440.9/mi²). There were 9,107 housing units at an average density of 389.0/km² (1,007.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.87% White, 5.07% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.76% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... 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 8,594 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.10. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,810, and the median income for a family was $51,442. Males had a median income of $42,881 versus $25,816 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,948. About 9.0% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 16.1% 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. ...


People from Monroe

  • Ernest Ingersoll
  • Monroe is known for its ties to General George Armstrong Custer. Although born in Ohio, he attended school in Monroe on two separate occasions: at the age of ten he attended New Dublin primary school for two years and in 1853, at the age of fourteen, he attended the Stebbins Academy for two years. While attending Stebbins, he met his future wife Elizabeth Bacon. He returned to marry her in 1864.
  • Monroe is the birthplace of model Christie Brinkley.
  • Monroe is the birthplace of 1988 Miss America winner Kaye Lani Rae Rafko.
  • Monroe is the birthplace of the current sexiest man alive, Andrew Reed. He is also in the Guiness world record book for largest caucasian male penis, measuring in at just over 17 inches.

Ernest Ingersoll (1852- ) was an [[United States|American naturalist, born at Monroe, Mich. ... George Armstrong Custer Custer redirects here. ... George and Libbie Custer Elizabeth Bacon Custer (April 8, 1842 - April 6, 1933) was the wife of General George Armstrong Custer. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Not to be confused with Miss USA. Miss America contestants visit Andrews Air Force Base in 2003 The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus two territories of the United States of America. ... Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (born August 26, 1963 from Monroe, Michigan) is best known as the winner of the 1998 Miss America pageant. ...

Other notes

La-Z-Boy Incorporated is a furniture manufacturer based in Monroe, Michigan, USA, and is one of the world’s leading producers of residential furniture, with a growing presence in the office, hospitality, health care, and assisted-living furniture industries. ... Tenneco (formerly Tenneco Automotive) is a $3. ... Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) is a Roman Catholic teaching order for women. ... The Monroe Public school district is a district comprising of 8 Elementary SChools, 2 MIddle Schools, and 1 senior highschool. ...

Trivia

The Port of Monroe is the only port in Michigan that is on Lake Erie.


The Monroe Power Plant, which is a coal burning plant operated by Detroit Edison (as seen below), has four 750MW units; the second largest generating capacity of any coal plant in North America.


Monroe Fire Department union IAFF Local 326 is the oldest continuous IAFF local in the State of Michigan. IAFF Local 326

Detroit Edison

Many people in Michigan pronounce Monroe as "Minroe", but it is properly pronounced "Monroe". Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 716 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Detroit Edison File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 716 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Detroit Edison File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


External links

  • City of Monroe
  • Monroe Evening News
  • Monroe Public Schools


Municipalities, townships, and Communities of Monroe County, Michigan
(County Seat: Monroe)
Cities CarletonDundeeEstral BeachLuna PierMaybeeMilanMonroePetersburgSouth Rockwood
Townships AshBedfordDundeeErieExeterIdaLa SalleLondonMilanRaisinvilleSummerfieldWhiteford
Charter Townships BerlinFrenchtownMonroe
Unincorporated communities AzaliaDetroit BeachLambertvilleNewportSouth MonroeStony PointTemperanceWest MonroeWoodland Beach
Other Monroe County related articles Battle of Frenchtown (War of 1812) • Christie BrinkleyElizabeth BaconFermiGeorge CusterInterstate 75Interstate 275Kaye Lani Rae RafkoLake Erie • M-50 • M-125 • Metro DetroitMonroe County Community College • La-Z-Boy • Registered Historic PlacesRiver RaisinRobert McClellandSandy CreekSisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of MarySouthern Michigan TimberwolvesSterling State ParkUS-23US-24
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General: Cite League | Climate | Greater Toledo | Media | Mud Hens | Newspaper | Roman Catholic Diocese | Toledo War | Transportation
Attractions: Arboretum | Art Museum | Botanical Garden | COSI | Fifth Third Field | Metroparks | One SeaGate | Speedway | Zoo
Schools: Catholic schools | Public Schools | Mercy College | University of Toledo
Suburbs
Bedford | Bowling Green | Erie Township | Holland | Lambertville | Luna Pier | Maumee | Monroe | Northwood | Oregon | Ottawa Hills | Perrysburg | Rossford | Springfield Township | Sylvania | Temperance | Waterville | Whiteford Township | Whitehouse

Coordinates: 41°54′59″N, 83°23′52″W A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Carleton is a village located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Dundee is a village located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Estral Beach is a village located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Luna Pier is a city located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Maybee is a village located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Milan is a city established in 1831 that straddles the border between Monroe County and Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Petersburg is a city located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... South Rockwood is a village located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ... Ash Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Bedford Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Dundee Township is a civil township in Monroe County, Michigan in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Location of Erie Township within Monroe County. ... Exeter Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Ida Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... La Salle Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... London Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Milan Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Raisinville Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Summerfield Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Whiteford Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... A Charter Township is a form of local government in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Berlin Charter Township is a charter township located in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Frenchtown Charter Township is a charter township located in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Monroe Charter Township is a charter township in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Azalia, is an unincorporated community in Milan Township, Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Detroit Beach is an unincorporated community in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Lambertville is an unincorporated community located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Berlin Charter Township is a charter township located in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... South Monroe is an unincorporated community located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Stony Point is an unincorporated community in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Temperance is an unincorporated community located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... West Monroe is an unincorporated community located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Woodland Beach is an unincorporated community in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Combatants Britain American Indians United States Commanders Henry Procter Tecumseh James Winchester Strength 200 regulars 300 militia 450 natives 1,000 regulars and militia Casualties 182 killed or wounded 958 killed, wounded or captured {{{notes}}} The Battle of Frenchtown also known as the River Raisin massacre, was a severe defeat... Combatants United States Great Britain Canada Bermuda Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... George and Libbie Custer Elizabeth Bacon Custer (April 8, 1842 - April 6, 1933) was the wife of General George Armstrong Custer. ... Named for the first physicist to create a nuclear reactor, the Enrico Fermi plant is located between Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio in northeastern Monroe County, Michigan The 94MWe prototype fast breeder reactor Fermi 1 unit operated at the site from 1963 to 1972 and is now in the process... George Armstrong Custer Custer redirects here. ... Interstate 75 (abbreviated I-75) is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (born August 26, 1963 from Monroe, Michigan) is best known as the winner of the 1998 Miss America pageant. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the eleventh largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, it is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... M-50 is a trunkline and state highway in Michigan. ... M-125 is a 19. ... A simulated-color satellite image of Metro Detroit, with Windsor across the river, taken on NASAs Landsat 7 satellite. ... Monroe County Community College Monroe County Community College (MCCC) is a public, two year community college, located in Monroe, Michigan, USA. It was founded in 1964. ... La-Z-Boy Incorporated is a furniture manufacturer based in Monroe, Michigan, USA, and is one of the world’s leading producers of residential furniture, with a growing presence in the office, hospitality, health care, and assisted-living furniture industries. ... List of Registered Historic Places in Monroe County, Michigan: // Dundee Historic District — Roughly bounded by Main, Monroe, and Toledo Sts. ... Boats on the River Raisin just downstream from Monroe, Michigan The River Raisin is a river in southeastern Michigan, United States that flows through glacial sediments into Lake Erie. ... Robert McClelland (August 1, 1807–August 30, 1880) was a U.S. statesman, serving as U.S. Representative from Michigan, Governor of Michigan, and United States Secretary of the Interior. ... Sandy Creek is a small, shallow, rocky stream in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) is a Roman Catholic teaching order for women. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Wm. ... U.S. Highway 23 is a long north-south U.S. highway between Mackinaw City, Michigan and Jacksonville, Florida. ... U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Lucas Government  - Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Area  - City 84. ... The Toledo City League, or known simply as the City League in the Toledo area is an athletic conference made up of high schools that are within the cities of Toledo and Oregon. ... The Toledo Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area centered in the American city of Toledo, Ohio with 656,696 residents and contains four counties in Northwest Ohio. ... League International League Division West Division Year founded 1896 Major League affiliation Detroit Tigers Home ballpark Fifth Third Field Previous home ballparks Ned Skeldon Stadium City Toledo, Ohio Current uniform colors navy blue, red, gold Previous uniform colors navy blue, red Logo design A white egg-shaped oval outlined in... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo (Latin: Dioecesis Toletana in America) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering nineteen counties in Ohio. ... Combatants Michigan Territory militia and citizens Ohio militia and citizens Commanders Acting Governor Stevens T. Mason, Militia Brigadier-General Joseph W. Brown Governor Robert Lucas, Militia General John Bell Casualties 1 wounded none The Toledo War (1835–1836; also known as the Ohio-Michigan War) was the largely bloodless outcome... The R. A. Stranahan Arboretum 47 acres (190,000 m²) is located at 4131 Tantara Drive, Toledo, Ohio, USA, about a 10 minute drive from the main campus of the University of Toledo. ... The Toledo Museum of Art is an internationally known art museum located in the Old West End neighborhood of Toledo, Ohio, United States. ... Toledo Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in the city of Toledo, Ohio. ... COSI Logo COSI Toledo (the Center of Science and Industry) is a non-profit, hands-on science museum located on the riverfront in downtown Toledo, Ohio. ... Fifth Third Field is the name of a minor league baseball stadium in Ohio. ... A view of the Interurban Bridge and Roche de Bout from Farnsworth Metropark A view of Mallard Lake at Oak Openings Preserve The Toledo Metroparks are a series of 9 parks in the Toledo, Ohio area. ... Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate One SeaGate is the tallest building in Toledo, Ohio. ... Toledo Speedway is a half-mile mile long paved oval motor racetrack in Toledo, OH. It is a stop on the ARCA tour. ... The Toledo Zoo is a zoo located in Toledo, Ohio. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo (Latin: Dioecesis Toletana in America) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering nineteen counties in Ohio. ... ... Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, located in Toledo, Ohio, United States, was founded as the Mercy School of Nursing in 1917; the name was changed in 1994. ... The University of Toledo is a public university situated in Toledo, Ohio. ... Bedford Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Nickname: BG Location in Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Wood incorporated 1901 [3] Government type Mayor-Administrator [1] Mayor John Quinn [1] Municipal Administrator John Fawcett [2] Area    - City 26. ... Location of Erie Township within Monroe County. ... Holland is a village located in Lucas County, Ohio. ... Lambertville is an unincorporated community located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Luna Pier is a city located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Maumee is a city located in Lucas County, Ohio. ... Northwood is a city located in Wood County, Ohio. ... Oregon is a city located in Lucas County, Ohio. ... Ottawa Hills is a village located in Lucas County, Ohio. ... Commodore Perry Perrysburg is a city in Wood County, Ohio, along the Maumee River. ... Rossford is a city located in Wood County, Ohio, along the Maumee River. ... Springfield Township is a township of Lucas County, Ohio. ... Sylvania is a city in Lucas County, Ohio, United States. ... Temperance is an unincorporated community located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Waterville is a village located in Lucas County, Ohio. ... Whiteford Township is a township located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Whitehouse is a village in Lucas County, Ohio, United States. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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