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Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be the major factor in choosing what location fits best. The median home value in Monroe is $137,780 and the median rent is around $705 per month a month. The rent burden for Monroe is around 14.4% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Monroe has a population density of 637 people per square mile. Based on gender, 55.0% are female and 45.0% are male. The median age of Monroe is 32 years old. In Monroe, 56.5% participate in the labor force, 34.8% live in poverty, 12.4% have some form of disability, and 13.6% do not have health insurance. Of the population of Monroe 28.8% have a college degree, 28.8% have a high-school diploma, and 10.5% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Monroe is 0.2% other or not specified, 63.1% black, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.7% mixed race, 34.8% white, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In Monroe, 7.2% of the people are veterans.
An overview of Louisiana
Residents of Louisiana enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 50th in the United States. There are 158 general hospitals and 178 health centers that provide care for 4,649,163 Louisiana residents. Mercy Regional Medical Center, Park Place Surgical Hospital, and Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, Louisiana has a cost of living index rating of 94, a grocery index rating of 100, and a housing index rating of 87. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Louisiana citizen is ranked 50th nation-wide. Additionally, Louisiana is ranked 45th by healthcare standards.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 37, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 38% of Louisiana residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican. In terms of religious values, 46% of Louisiana's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,841 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-27%, Mainline Protestant-8%, and Historically Black Protestant-22%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Louisiana there are 421 masonic lodges. The state of Louisiana ranks 23rd in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
Louisiana experiences an average humidity rating of about 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 78%. On average, Louisiana has an air quality index rating of around 37.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 48.3 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Louisiana is around 81F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 66F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 51F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 67F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 31F in the month of January. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 8.58 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Louisiana is around 4.95 inches. While residents of Louisiana mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Louisiana can include hurricanes and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Louisiana
The state of Louisiana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bald cypress, hybrid Louisiana iris, Louisiana phlox, and gulf coast yucca. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the alligators, the waterfowl, the nutria, or the armadillos.