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Monroe Center is a village in Ogle County, Illinois, United States, southeast of Rockford in Monroe Township. It is located on the Canadian Pacific Railway and on Illinois Route 72, about .6 mile east of Exit 111 from Interstate 39. The village had a population of 471 at the 2010 census. The controversial Great Lakes Basin Railroad is planned to run through Monroe Center.

Monroe Center
Post office in Monroe Center
Post office in Monroe Center
Location of Monroe Center in Ogle County, Illinois.
Location of Monroe Center in Ogle County, Illinois.
Monroe Center is located in Ogle County, Illinois
Monroe Center
Monroe Center
Location within Ogle County
Monroe Center is located in Illinois
Monroe Center
Monroe Center
Monroe Center (Illinois)
Coordinates: 42°05′54″N 89°00′02″W / 42.09833°N 89.00056°W / 42.09833; -89.00056Coordinates: 42°05′54″N 89°00′02″W / 42.09833°N 89.00056°W / 42.09833; -89.00056
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyOgle
TownshipMonroe
Government
Area
 • Village1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
 • Land1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
853 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Village471
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
451
 • Density373.65/sq mi (144.27/km2)
 • Urban
550
 • Metro
1,200
Time zonecst
Postal code
61052
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-50062
Websitewww.monroecenter.org

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GeographyEdit

 
Fire department for Monroe Center and Monroe Township

Monroe Center is on a hill and has many fields surrounding it. The Kilbuck Creek along with the retainment ponds and the lakes off 39 are the only bodies of water in the area. According to the 2010 census, Monroe Center has a total area of 1.21 square miles (3.13 km2), all land.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
2010471
Est. 2016451[2]−4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Notable personEdit

  • Charles W. Baker (1876-1953), Illinois state legislator and farm, was born in Monroe Center.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ 'Senator Baker, Legislator, 38 Years, Dies,' Rockford Register Republic, February 26, 1963

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