Monroe, Connecticut 

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-1.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

131.2 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 5.0

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Monroe, Connecticut

Monroe, Connecticut is a lively city located in Fairfield County. It offers a variety of attractions for visitors, including the Wolf Conservation Center and the Paugussett State Forest. For those wanting to take in some history and culture, Monroe has many museums and galleries to visit. Shopping enthusiasts can explore the charming downtown district with its array of boutiques and restaurants. Families looking for a tranquil place to call home will find Monroe full of inviting neighborhoods with excellent schools. Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City.
Zip Codes: 06468
Cost of Living: 31.2% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

Monroe, Ct Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Diverse economy
Close to New York City
Good climate for region
Some blighted areas
Cost of living
Long commutes

What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


The unemployment rate in Monroe is 7.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Monroe jobs have decreased by 0.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Monroe's cost of living is 31.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Monroe's Cost of Living

August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Monroe, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Fairfield county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.9% to 35.7%. More Voting Stats

Monroe's population is 18,927 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 32.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Monroe is $496,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.6%.

Monroe public schools spend $17,804 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.7 students per teacher in Monroe. More Education

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Housing Market in Monroe

It's a good time to buy in Monroe. Home Appreciation is up 10.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Monroe is $496,800.
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Reviews for Monroe   5 Reviews
Monroe, CT - 6/26/2010
Monroe is an old Fairfield County village, considered the "boonies" as late as 1978, that has grown into a medium size town. The influx of transients- mostly corporate... Read More

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Monroe Comments - 8/21/2009
Monroe is lacking the usual New England charm that many surrounding towns have. While parts of the Town are pretty, there are many run down shacks and unpleasant... Read More

Impossibly HighTaxes - 3/2/2009
Half the town's government is made up of school teaches, so naturally, 90% of the budget goes to them. Property taxes are typically $8000.00, and then you add personal... Read More

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