Monroe County, Michigan
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Monroe County Courthouse in Monroe
Location within the U.S. state of Michigan
Michigan's location within the U.S.
|Founded||July 14, 1817|
|Named for||James Monroe|
|• Total||680 sq mi (1,800 km2)|
|• Land||549 sq mi (1,420 km2)|
|• Water||131 sq mi (340 km2) 19%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||277/sq mi (107/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 152,721. The largest city and county seat is Monroe. It was named for then-President James Monroe in 1817.