Monroe is a city in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 53,107.
Monroe was the birthplace of basketball star Bill Russell, current Buffalo Bills Defensive Tackle Pat Williams, and is the home of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. It also houses the headquarters of CenturyTel Communications, the fifth largest telecommunications provider in the nation. Monroe is situated on the Ouachita River and continues to serve as the population center and distribution outlet for the surrounding farming community. From 1926 to 1941, Monroe served as the home to Delta Air Lines before the company relocated to Atlanta, Georgia.
Monroe and the neighboring town of West Monroe (pop. 13,250), which sits just across the Ouachita River, are often referred to as the Twin Cities of northeast Louisiana.
Web Sites and Links
Monroe Louisiana Community PortalOffering free classifieds, weather, employment listings, and events calendar.
Your Town - MonroeLocal tools, links, sports and people for Monroe.