The Town of Monroe is located in southern Orange County in the State of New York. The town comprises 2.9% of Orange County's land mass. The population as of the 2010 census was 39,912 making it the largest population of any town in Orange County. The town is named after President James Monroe.
The Town of Monroe contains three villages: Monroe and Kiryas Joel, as well as the majority of the Village of Harriman, which it shares with the Town of Woodbury. The town is also home to the original Velveeta Cheese factory. Town of Woodbury is home of the well known Woodbury Common Premium Outlets – one of the largest outlet malls in the world, visited by people from Japan, China, Europe and the Americas. Other shopping interest include Wal-Mart, Home Depot, BJ's Wholesale Club, many chain restaurants, car dealerships.oe dmark as the small building that started the now highly popular "cheese food".