West Monroe is a small city in Louisiana with a population of just under 13,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than nationally (14%). Home ownership is less common than renting in the area, and 43% of residents own their homes. The city boasts a relatively affordable average rent of $810 a month, which is $75 less than the state average.
Many West Monroe residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries make up 15% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. West Monroe workers earn an average annual income of around $47K, about $14,000 less than the Louisiana average. West Monroe's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, West Monroe has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (24%). Furthermore, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, outperforming most cities in Louisiana, West Monroe residents have found that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, selected by 39% of workers, while public transportation isn't used widely. Few residents commute to work on foot.
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