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Monroe County residents are fortunate to experience strong leadership in local government, offering quality services and programs designed for the betterment of the community-at-large. The county is overseen by an elected five-member county commission. In addition to this governing body, Monroe County has five incorporated municipalities governed by individual mayors and councils. These incorporated municipalities include Beatrice, Excel, Frisco City, Monroeville and Vredenburgh. Monroeville, Monroe County’s largest municipality, stands as the county seat.

In addition, Monroe County is well represented in state and federal government. For a complete list of city, county and state officials, please visit the chamber website or call the chamber office. n

Fast Facts about Monroe County, AL

Population
Monroeville — 6,189
Monroe County — 21,947
2015 40-60 minute drive time population — 63,804

Source: U.S. Census Quick Facts

Land Area
Monroeville — 13.37 square miles
Monroe County — 1025.68 square miles

Climate
January’s average low — 38 degrees F
July’s average high — 91 degrees F
Average annual rainfall — 59 inches
Elevation — 425 feet above sea level

Source: Sperling’s Best Places

Income
Median Household Income (Monroe County)
2014 — $30,569
Per Capita Income (Monroe County)
2014 Estimate — $16,273

Source: U.S. Census Quick Facts

Estimated Median House Value 2011
Monroeville County — $78,800
Monroeville — $94,400
Alabama — $123,800

Source: City-Data.com

Sales Tax Rates
Monroeville — 2.5%
Monroe County — 2.5%
State of Alabama — 4.0%

Distances from Major Cities
Mobile, AL — 85 miles
Birmingham, AL — 162 miles
New Orleans, LA — 231 miles
Atlanta, GA — 261 miles

Nearest Commercial Airports
Mobile & Montgomery, AL; Pensacola, FL
Additional information is available at www.monroecountyal.com

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