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Monroe Center
Post office in Monroe Center
Post office in Monroe Center
Country United States
State Illinois
County Ogle
Township Monroe
 • Village 1.21 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.21 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
853 ft (260 m)
 • Village 471
 • Density 389.3/sq mi (150.3/km2)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Time zone cst
Postal code
Area code(s) 815

Monroe Center is a village in Ogle County, Illinois, United States, southeast of Rockford in Monroe Township. It is located on the Canadian Pacific Railway and on Illinois Route 72, about .6 mile east of Exit 111 from Interstate 39. The village had a population of 471 at the 2010 census. The contreversial Great Lakes Basin Railroad is planned to run through Monroe Center.


Monroe Center, IL Fire Dept 01
Fire department for Monroe Center and Monroe Township

Monroe Center is on a hill and has many fields surrounding it. The Kilbuck Creek along with the retainment ponds and the lakes off 39 are the only bodies of water in the area. According to the 2010 census, Monroe Center has a total area of 1.21 square miles (3.13 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 471
Est. 2015 455 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
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