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Monroe is a town in Turner County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 160 at the 2010 census.
Monroe was originally called Warrington, and under the latter name was platted in 1887. Some say the present name is for James Monroe, 5th President of the United States, while others believe the name is a transfer from Monroe, Wisconsin, the native home of an early settler. A post office called Monroe was established in 1890, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1965.
Monroe is located at 43°29′13″N 97°12′59″W (43.487033, -97.216367).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), 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/km2). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 197.4 per square mile (76.2/km2). 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.