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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

71201, 71202, 71203

One City, One Future

Page Contents for Monroe, Louisiana

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Monroe is approximately 51,914 (2005), 48815 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 21,610 (1990), 18445 (2010).
The amount of land area in Monroe is 67.776 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Monroe is 28.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.89 sq kilometers.
The distance from Monroe to Washington DC is 983 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 153 miles. (as the crow flies)
Monroe is positioned 32.51 degrees north of the equator and 92.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Monroe elevation is 68-82 feet above sea level.
Monroe per capita income is $ 19,621.
Monroe median income is $ 25,864 (2000).
The Monroe median home price is $ 72,300 (2000).
Monroe average annual rainfall is 67.2 inches per year
Monroe average annual snowfall is 1 inches per year.
Monroe average temperature is 65 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 44 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83 degrees F.


on the banks of the Ouachita River in northeast Louisiana, 115 miles east of Shreveport. Other nearby communities include West Monroe, Richwood, Brownsville-Bawcomville, Claiborne, Swartz, Sterlington, Collinston and Bastrop.

Monroe is located along the Ouachita (wash-uh-taw) river in Ouachita Parish. Here is a Map page for the Monroe area.
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moderate. Here is a weather page for the Monroe area.
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History & History Related Items

This history page is for the Monroe Regional Airport.

In 1819, when the first steamboat to travel the Ouachita River came by the settlement of Fort Miro, those who saw it were amazed. They were so impressed that they named their town in honor of the steamboat, "Monroe," and also President James Monroe. Delta Air Lines was born in Monroe. It is also where the first Coca-Cola bottling plant began operations
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The settling of Monroe

1780, a primitive French settlement called Prairie de Canots (Prairie of the Canoes)


Attractions in Monroe and West Monroe.

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
Bernstein Dr.
Monroe, LA
Phone: 318-329-2400
over 440 animals on a 82 acre site.

Monroe Symphony Orchestra
Phone: 318-397-0205
P.O. Box 4353
Monroe, LA
Monroe's very own Symphony Orchestra!

Aviation and Military Museum of North Louisiana
701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA
Phone: 318-362-5540

To learn about the cultural side of Monroe, see this page about the Arts in Monroe.

Monroe/West Monroe Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras

The Monroe Metro population in 2006 was an estimated 442,000 persons. The metro area includes 16 parishes.

Northeast Louisiana Chirdren's Museum
Where Learning is Fun
323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-361-9611

Twin City Ballet
2905 DeSoto Street
Monroe, LA
Phone: (318) 388-3011

Area attractions in the Monroe area.

The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-387-5281

Monroe Regional Airport
5400 Operations Road, Suite 201
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: 318-329-2461
4 miles east of the city covering over 2,600 acres with two 5000 foot runways and one 7,500 foot runway

Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Phone: (318) 387-1114
a total of about 6,000 acres are included.
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Monroe City Government

City of Monroe, Louisiana
400 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71201-7509
Phone: 318-329-2200

Monroe Mayor
Monroe, LA 71210
Phone: (318) 329-2310

Monroe has a Mayor/Council form of government.

Ouachita Parish Registrars Office
400 Saint John St
Monroe, LA 71201-7342
Phone: 318-327-1436

Monroe Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
212 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-323-3461

Monroe Community Events

Community Events throughout the year in Monroe.

Monroe Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
212 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-323-3461

Monroe Libraries

Ouachita Parish Library System
Main Branch
1800 Stubbs Avenue
Monroe, LA
Phone: (318) 327-1490

Monroe Schools

Monroe City Schools
2101 Roselawn Ave
Monroe, LA 71201-5719
Phone: 318-325-0601

Neville High School
600 Forsythe Ave
Monroe, LA 71201-4060
Phone: 318-323-2237

Ouachita High School
681 Highway 594
Monroe, LA 71203-8005
Phone: 318-343-2769

River Oaks High School
600 Finks Hideaway Rd
Monroe, LA 71203-2414
Phone: 318-343-4185

St Frederick High School
3300 Westminister Ave
Monroe, LA 71201-3223
Phone: 318-323-9636

Wossman High School
1600 Arizona Ave
Monroe, LA 71202-3602
Phone: 318-387-2932

Ouachita Parish School Board
100 Bry St.
Monroe LA 71201-8406
Phone: 318-388-2711


Northeast Louisiana University

Louisiana State University

The University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Phone: 318-342-1000 Monroe


The population of Monroe was:
1997 - 56,022
2000 - 53,107
2005 - 51,914

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