Introduction to Monroe, Georgia

Monroe, Georgia, in Walton county, is 22 miles SW of Athens, Georgia and 38 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,407 people lived in Monroe.

Monroe History

Monroe was originally known as Spring Place. The city was later named after James Monroe, the 5th President of United States. In 1821, it became the county seat. Monroe is also known as the City of Governors, as four Georgia Governors were born or grew up here.

Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • McDaniel Tichenor House
  • Church - Waddel - Brumby House
  • Hard Labor Creek State Park
  • Georgia Museum of Art
  • Yellow River Game Ranch
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace

Things To Do In Monroe

While in the city of Monroe, you can visit the Davis Edwards House and the McDaniel - Tichenor House. Club Park, Monroe Commercial Historic District, Hammond Street Park, the East Church Street Historic District, Dennis Coker City Park, Mathews Park, Monland Place Historic District and the McDaniel Street Historic District are also popular destinations in Monroe. In addition, the city organizes several recreational events all through the year.

Monroe Transportation

Air transportation is available from Athens-Ben EPPS Airport.

Monroe Higher Education

Gwinnett Technical College, Gainesville College, Emory University and the University of Georgia are among the nearby institutes of higher education.


Total Population 13,427
Male Share of the Population 45.1%
Female Share of the Population 54.9%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,008
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 34.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.7%
Median Earnings25+ $22,977
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,890
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,703


Median Family Income $35,537
% Above Poverty Level 65.9%
% Below Poverty Level 34.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $694
Median House Value $108,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 7.8%

Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SW of Athens, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia
County Walton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30655, 30656
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.794
Longitude -83.713

Monroe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50 inches
Station WINDER 1 SSE
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bethlehem 747 $41,071
Bostwick 589 $83,125
Good Hope 405 $92,875
Jersey 146 $83,333
Loganville 10,711 $65,713
Social Circle 4,270 $48,931

Monroe Hospitals

(770) 267-1888
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,192 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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