Monroe is a town in Turner County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 160 at the 2010 census.
Monroe is located at 43°29′13″N 97°12′59″W / 43.48694°N 97.21639°W / 43.48694; -97.21639 (43.487033, -97.216367).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km), all of it land.
Monroe has been assigned the ZIP code 57047 and the FIPS place code 43380.
As of the census of 2010, there were 160 people, 68 households, and 43 families residing in the town. The population density was 421.1 inhabitants per square mile (162.6/km). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 197.4 per square mile (76.2/km). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.6% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 68 households of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.74.
The median age in the town was 45.5 years. 18.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 163 people, 70 households, and 48 families residing in the town. The population density was 432.8 people per square mile (165.6/km²). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 199.1 per square mile (76.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.32% White, 2.45% African American, 0.61% Native American and 0.61% Asian.
There were 70 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.77.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $42,143. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,512. About 1.9% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 24.2% of those sixty five or over.