Monroe, Louisiana Houses for Sale

Monroe is located in the northeastern part of the state of Louisiana and a city in Ouachita Parish and is in the Ouachita River that sits opposite of West Monroe. The area where the present-day Monroe stands were founded by a group of French pioneers in 1785 from the southern part of Louisiana under the leadership of Don Juan Filhiol, who established Fort Miro and the first trading post on a land grant that was granted by King Charles X of Spain. The area was initially called Prairie de Canots or the Prairies of Canoes, and in 1819 was renamed to Monroe after James Monroe, who arrived on the site via a steamboat, which first ascends the river. Monroe and West Monroe has been focusing on manufacturing and commerce within the surrounding rural parishes, and wherein cattle raising a dominant economic activity.

Monroe, LA Prices for Houses for Sale

293,923 +8%
270,252 +6%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Monroe Homes for Purchase

63 -30%
64 +33%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

36 -52%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 123  
Police Civilians 35  
Total Arrests 1,584 (2020)
Total Incidents 6,394 (2020)
CrimeScore 95.64  
National Rank 4623rd  
Statewide Rank 29th  

Local Statistics

Population 46,998 (-0.01%)
House Size (sqft.) 2,069 (-3.73%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 6
Assault Offenses 1,955
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 674
Counterfeiting/Forgery 60
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 1,445
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 678
Embezzlement 8
Extortion/Blackmail 3
Fraud Offenses 47
Gambling Offenses 1
Homicide Offenses 10
Kidnapping/Abduction 31
Larceny/Theft Offenses 2,117
Motor Vehicle Theft 201
Pornography/Obscene Material 33
Robbery 157
Sex Offenses 15
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 2
Stolen Property Offenses 49
Weapon Law Violations 271