Monroe's Dismal Poverty


February 15, 2024

The candidates running for Monroe city mayor and council seats received troubling news recently as they prepared to take their messages to voters regarding their plans for the future of Monroe. A scathing report from a firm called Madison Trust Co. lists the city of Monroe as the number 1 metro area for households living below the poverty level. This means that Monroe has one of the highest percentage (42.90%) of households in the entire nation living below the poverty line. Coming in at a close second was the city of Pine Bluff, AK, at 41.27%. analyzed data from the U.S. Cens...

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