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Monroe County, Michigan

Monroe County Michigan
US county information
NameMonroe County
StateMichigan
SeatMonroe
US Area
Total Area680.03 sq mi (1761.3 km2)
Land Area551.10 sq mi (1427.3 km2)
Water Area128.93 sq mi (333.9 km2)
Population152021 (2010)
Density107/km2 (277.1/sq mi)
Named forJames Monroe

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Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the population is 152,021. The largest city and county seat is Monroe. The U.S. Census Bureau defines all of Monroe County as conterminous with the Monroe Metropolitan Area. Monroe County is also officially part of the larger Detroit Ann Arbor Flint CSA and sometimes unofficially included as a northerly extension of the Toledo Metropolitan Area. Monroe County was established as the second county (after Wayne County) in the Michigan Territory in 1817 and was named for then-President James Monroe.


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