Monroe Charter Township
Geographical information

Monroe County




United States

Land area

17.4 square miles

Water area

1.1 square mile



Demographic information
Population (2000)


Population density

777.0/sq. mile

Government structure
Community type

Charter township


Charter township board

Elected officials
  • Alan Barron (Supervisor)[1]
  • Township board:[1]
    • Penny Barton
    • Richard Janssens
    • Patricia Kegerreis (Treasurer)
    • Pat Littrell
    • Bob Schnurr (Clerk)
    • Richard Wilson
Other information
Time zone


ZIP Code(s)

48161 (Monroe)

Area code(s)


FIPS code


GNIS feature ID


Monroe Charter Township is a charter township in eastern Monroe County, Michigan immediately south of Monroe. The township is bound to the east by Lake Erie, to the north by the River Raisin and Monroe, to the west by Rasinville Township, and to the south by La Salle Township.[3] The community is a bedroom community for Monroe and also the Toledo area, being connected to these two cities by Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 24. The township contains the unincorporated census-designated places of West Monroe and South Monroe.[3][4] The population was 13,491 during the 2000 census.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Monroe Charter Township has a total area of 18.4 square miles, of which 1.1 square miles is water. The community uses ZIP code 48161[6]—assigned to Monroe.[7] The township has the FIPS code 26-55040.[5]

Notes and referencesEdit

Monroe County
County seat: Monroe — Founded: 1817; Organized: 1817 — Population: 153,608 (2007 est.)
Luna Pier · Milan (partial) · Monroe · Petersburg
Carleton · Dundee · Estral Beach · Maybee · South Rockwood
Charter townships
Berlin · Frenchtown · Monroe
Civil townships
Ash · Bedford · Dundee · Erie · Exeter · Ida · La Salle · London · Milan · Raisinville · Summerfield · Whiteford
Census-designated places
Detroit Beach · Lambertville · South Monroe · Stony Point · Temperance · West Monroe · Woodland Beach
Other communities
Azalia · Cone · Diann · Erie · Ida · Lulu · Newport · Ottawa Lake · Samaria · Whiteford Center
Neighboring counties
Lenawee County (west), Washtenaw County (northwest), Wayne County (northeast);
Lucas County, Ohio (south)
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