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West Monroe

  •   State: 
    Ouachita Parish
    West Monroe
      County FIPS: 
    32°30′39″N 92°08′24″W
      Area total: 
    8.31 sq mi (21.53 km²)
      Area land: 
    8.03 sq mi (20.79 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.29 sq mi (0.74 km²)
    82 ft (25 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Monroe, LA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,632.57 residents per square mile of area (630.35/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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West Monroe is a city in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. Its population was 13,065 at the 2010 census and it is part of the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area. The current mayor is Staci Albritton Mitchell, who has served since 2018. The city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.6 km²) According to the U.S. Census Bureau, West Monroe has a population of 13,103. The two cities are often referred to as the Twin Cities of northeast Louisiana. The National Guard calls West Monroe "a vibrant, growing area...... with a small town atmosphere and many amenities of a larger city [larger]" The city was laid out in 1837 as Byron by John Campbell at the foot of the ferry landing to Monroe, the town floundered and Campbell went bankrupt. The area was bought by Christopher Dabbs, a doctor from Virginia who submitted the plans for Cotton Port in 1854; it was officially recognized in 1859. It too languished until the arrival of the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railway and the construction of the bridge over the Ouachitas River. The consultants for Duck Dynasty declared West Monroe and the general area "a clean, growing, friendly area [with a] small atmosphere...... many amenities and features of alarger city... [22nd] National Guard" said the city is "one of the best places to live in the United States".


Originally laid out in 1837 as Byron by John Campbell, the town floundered and Campbell went bankrupt. The area was bought by Christopher Dabbs, a doctor from Virginia who submitted the plans for Cotton Port in 1854. It too languished until the arrival of the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railway and the construction of the bridge over the Ouachita River. Cotton Port boomed as a river port and rail depot. In 1859, Cotton Port was officially recognized as a city by the state of Louisiana. It was named after Cotton Port, Louisiana, where the town of Cotton Port is located. The town is now home to the Cotton Port Museum, which was established in 1859. The museum is located in Cotton Port and is open to the public. It is also home to a museum of African-American history and culture, which opened in 1858. The Cotton Port museum is on the banks of the Ouachtita River, near the town's downtown area. It has a collection of artifacts from the 1800s and early 1900s, including a 19th-century blacksmith shop and a blacksmith's shop. It also has a small museum of American history, which dates back to the early 1800s. It's on the outskirts of the city of Monroe, Louisiana and was once known as the "Town of the Blacksmiths" and "The Blacksmith's Town of Monroe" The town was named for the blacksmith, who came to the area in the 17th century to build a ferry landing.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.6 km²) West Monroe is a separate municipality from Monroe. The city is located on the Ouachita River, which flows through the center of the city. It is located at an elevation of 7.7 square miles (20.0 km²), with 0.2 square mile (0.6 km²) of land and 3.14 square miles (8.0 sq mi) of water. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 8,000. The area has a population density of 7,700 people per square mile. It has a water surface of 0.6 square miles, or 0.3 square mile (1.2  km²). The city has an area of  7.7 square miles (20.0km²), of which  0.2 sq miles (1 meter) is land and 0.4 square mile (0.5 km3) is water. West Monroe was founded in 1858. It was named after the town of West Monroe, Louisiana, which was once part of the state. The town's name is derived from the French word "Monroe" which means "home" or "place" in French. The word "monroe" means "a place" and means "to be a place".


As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 13,103 people, 5,616 households, and 2,636 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 61.9% White, 33.6% African American, 0.4% Native American,0.8% Asian and 0.05% Pacific Islander. The city's median income was $27,522, and the median income for a family was $35,348. The per capita income for the city is $16,803. About 15.6%. of families and 21.6. of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.1%. of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over. In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.8%. under the age of 18, 10.9%. from 18 to 24, 26.9. from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.5 years. For every 100 females, there are 83.5 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 79.6 males. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size is 2.90. The population density was 1,717.2 people per square mile (662.7/km²). In the 2000 census, the city had a population of 13,250.


West Monroe, Louisiana, is home to the popular A&E reality TV series "Duck Dynasty" The show is set in West Monroe. West Monroe is a suburb of New York City. The city has been in decline since the 1980s, when it was the site of the World War II-era Battle of the Bulge. The town is now in the midst of a renaissance, with many new residents and businesses. It is a small town, but it has a lot of potential, according to the city's mayor, who is also a former mayor of West Monroe, New York, and a former City Council member. The mayor says the city has a long way to go to regain its former glory, but that it is on the right track to make improvements to the area. The community has been through a lot in the past few years, and the city is looking forward to a new era of growth and development, the mayor says. It's time to get the city back on track, he says, and it's time for a new generation of residents to be involved in the community. The City's future is bright, and its future will be bright, too, if the city continues to make progress on issues such as water and sanitation, which have been a problem since the 1970s and 1980s. The current mayor says he wants to make the city a better place to live and work, and he wants the city to have a better sense of what it means to be part of.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana = 63.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 97. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in West Monroe = 5.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 13,103 individuals with a median age of 37.1 age the population dropped by -4.71% in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,632.57 residents per square mile of area (630.35/km²). There are average 2.24 people per household in the 5,503 households with an average household income of $31,796 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.10% of the available work force and has dropped -5.29% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.32%. The number of physicians in West Monroe per 100,000 population = 240.7.


The annual rainfall in West Monroe = 51.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 96. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 217. 93 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 34.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 25, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana which are owned by the occupant = 45.92%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 42 years with median home cost = $148,300 and home appreciation of 8.67%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.49 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,709 per student. There are 15.5 students for each teacher in the school, 342 students for each Librarian and 396 students for each Counselor. 2.57% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.45% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.88% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • West Monroe's population in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana of 1,448 residents in 1900 has increased 9,05-fold to 13,103 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.80% female residents and 46.20% male residents live in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

    As of 2020 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana are married and the remaining 48.51% are single population.

  • 19.6 minutes is the average time that residents in West Monroe require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.70% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.42% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.31% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.66% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, 45.92% are owner-occupied homes, another 42.58% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.50% are vacant.

  • The 55.56% of the population in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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