Monroe is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 19,479 at the 2010 census. Like many of its neighbors, Monroe is largely considered a bedroom community of New York City and Stamford. Monroe's neighbors are Easton, Newtown, Oxford, Shelton, and Trumbull. The New York Times profiled Monroe in a February 2013 article called "Living In Monroe, Conn.; a Friend, in Need and Deed."