By Polly Keary, Editor
Every day, enormous amounts of data are compiled about every zip code in the United States. There are trackers for real estate prices, for population, for income, for unemployment, for school scores and for crime.
Here is a look at some of the most recent statistics about Monroe and/or zip code 98272:
Population in Monroe: 17,304
Population in the 98272 zip code: 27,942
Median age in Monroe: 33.1
Percent Hispanic: 17%
Slightly more than half the residents have taken some college, with 15.6% holding a bachelors degree and 9.22% holding a graduate degree; 24% are high school grads, and 15.5% never finished high school.
*2010 U.S. Census Data
Total housing units: 5,306
Median Listing Price: $302,630 (National average in June, $199,900)
The average selling price of a home in the last 12 months has gone from $230,000 to about $250,000.
Current listings: 114
Increase in listings in the last month: 156.7%
Median days on the market: 53 (National average in June, 80)
Percentage of listings that are of distressed properties: 38.6%
67% of properties are owned; 26.7% are rented, and 6.25% are vacant.
*From US Census 2010, MLS data and realtor.com.
Married (Population above age 15): 65.6%
Median income in 2010: $69,278
Average income in 2010: $74,070
Average commute: 32 minutes
Last month: 5.89%
A year ago: 7.39%
Students: 7,031 (2012)
Free or reduced lunch: 28.5%
Five-year graduation rate: 90.8%
Percent of 10th graders meeting test standards required to graduate:
Reading: 82.5% vs. state average of 81.3%
Writing: 84.8% vs. state average of 85.4%
Year 2 Math: 87.3% vs. state average of 79.1%
Biology: 67% vs. state average of 64.3%
*OSPI School Report Card