Monroe County, Michigan

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Monroe County
Monroe County Courthouse in Monroe
Monroe County Courthouse in Monroe
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
Named forJames Monroe
Largest cityMonroe
 • Total680 sq mi (1,800 km2)
 • Land549 sq mi (1,420 km2)
 • Water131 sq mi (340 km2)  19%
 • Estimate 
 • Density277/sq mi (107/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district7th

Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 152,721.[1] The largest city and county seat is Monroe.[2] It was named for then-President James Monroe in 1817.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. List of Michigan counties with creation date Archived July 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine