Monroe MA

Monroe is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 93 at the 2000 census.


Monroe was first settled in 1800 and was officially incorporated in 1822.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.9 km² (10.8 mi²). 27.7 km² (10.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.65%) is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 93 people, 43 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 3.4/km² (8.7/mi²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 2.4/km² (6.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. There were 43 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.9% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.83. In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $25,500, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,400. There were 37.5% of families and 21.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 30.8% of under eighteens and 26.7% of those over 64.

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