Monroe County, Michigan

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Monroe County
Monroe County Courthouse
Monroe County Courthouse
Map of Michigan highlighting Monroe County
Location within the U.S. state of Michigan
Map of the United States highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°55′N 83°30′W / 41.92°N 83.5°W / 41.92; -83.5
Country United States
State Michigan
FoundedJuly 14, 1817[1]
Named forJames Monroe
Largest cityMonroe
 • Total680 sq mi (1,800 km2)
 • Land549 sq mi (1,420 km2)
 • Water131 sq mi (340 km2)  19%
 • Total154,809
 • Density277/sq mi (107/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, the population was 154,809.[2] The largest city and county seat is Monroe.[3] It was named for then-President James Monroe in 1817.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bibliography on Monroe County". Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Monroe County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. List of Michigan counties with creation date Archived July 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine