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Monrovia, Indiana
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Location of Monrovia in Morgan County, Indiana.
Location of Monrovia in Morgan County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Morgan
Township Monroe
 • Total 1.80 sq mi (4.65 km2)
 • Land 1.79 sq mi (4.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
804 ft (245 m)
 • Total 1,643
 • Density 915.32/sq mi (353.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 317, 463
FIPS code 18-50580
GNIS feature ID 439349

Monrovia is a town in Monroe Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,063 at the 2010 census. Monrovia is also the 'Everesting' capital of Indiana.


Monrovia was laid out in 1834. The town's name is derived from Monroe Township. A post office has been in operation at Monrovia since 1834.

The Lake Ditch Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.


Monrovia is located at 39°34′46″N 86°28′49″W / 39.57944°N 86.48028°W / 39.57944; -86.48028 (39.579389, -86.480402).

According to the 2010 census, Monrovia has a total area of 1.77 square miles (4.58 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 628
2010 1,063 69.3%
2020 1,643 54.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,063 people, 365 households, and 288 families living in the town. The population density was 600.6 inhabitants per square mile (231.9/km2). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 227.1 per square mile (87.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 1.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 365 households, of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.1% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the town was 31.2 years. 31.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.3% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 6.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.


The Monroe-Gregg School District which serves students in Monroe and Gregg townships in Morgan County operates three schools:

  • Monrovia Elementary School, recently constructed, houses grades K-5. It replaced Hall Elementary School.
  • Monrovia Middle School, houses grades 6–8.
  • Monrovia Junior-Senior High School houses grades 9-12.

Hall Elementary School, which had previously housed grades 4-6 (with Monrovia Elementary School housing K-3 and Monrovia Junior-Senior High School housing 7-12), has recently closed.

Monrovia has a public library, a branch of the Morgan County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Gary Bettenhausen - IndyCar driver
  • John Standeford - NFL wide receiver
  • Branch McCracken - NCAA championship basketball coach

See also

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