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Monroe, Ohio
City of Monroe
Hughes Manor
Hughes Manor
"Firmly Founded - Proudly Growing"
Location of Monroe, Ohio
Location of Monroe, Ohio
Location of Monroe in Butler County
Location of Monroe in Butler County
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Butler, Warren
 • Total 15.89 sq mi (41.16 km2)
 • Land 15.87 sq mi (41.10 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
833 ft (254 m)
 • Total 12,442
 • Estimate 
 • Density 883.28/sq mi (341.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
45050, 45044 (pt), 45073, 45099
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-51310
GNIS feature ID 1061157
Website City website

Monroe is a city located in east central Butler and west central Warren counties in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. Monroe is a part of the Greater Cincinnati area.


Monroe was laid out in 1817 on the Dayton and Cincinnati pike. The city is named for President James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.

In the early 1830s, Monroe contained one store and 119 inhabitants.


Monroe is located at 39°26′41″N 84°21′51″W / 39.44472°N 84.36417°W / 39.44472; -84.36417 (39.444658, −84.364044).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.89 square miles (41.15 km2), of which 15.87 square miles (41.10 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 198
1870 324
1880 365 12.7%
1910 255
1920 266 4.3%
1930 285 7.1%
1940 307 7.7%
1950 360 17.3%
1960 2,193 509.2%
1970 3,492 59.2%
1980 4,256 21.9%
1990 4,490 5.5%
2000 7,133 58.9%
2010 12,442 74.4%
2019 (est.) 14,015 12.6%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 12,442 people, 4,649 households, and 3,481 families living in the city. The population density was 784.0 inhabitants per square mile (302.7/km2). There were 4,896 housing units at an average density of 308.5 per square mile (119.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 3.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 4,649 households, of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.


  • King of Kings (also known as "Touchdown Jesus" or "Big Butter Jesus" or the new name "Terminator Jesus"), a 62-foot-tall sculpture of Jesus, appeared to be rising from the waters behind the amphitheater at Monroe's Solid Rock Church. The massive statue was struck by lightning on June 14, 2010, and burned to the ground. It was replaced by a 52-foot statue of a different design known as Lux Mundi.
  • Traders World Flea Market
  • Treasure Aisles (formerly Turtlecreek Flea Market)
  • Cincinnati Premium Outlets
  • Jim Blount. The 1900s: 100 Years In the History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: Past Present Press, 2000.
  • Butler County Engineer's Office. Butler County Official Transportation Map, 2003. Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio: The Office, 2003.
  • A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio with Illustrations and Sketches of Its Representative Men and Pioneers. Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882. [1]
  • Ohio. Secretary of State. The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002–2003. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003.
  • Marcia McCartt. "Images of America; Monroe." Arcadia Publishing, 2009.

Notable people

  • Chase Crawford, actor and producer

See also

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