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Overview

Introduction to Monroe, North Carolina

Monroe, North Carolina, in Union county, is 23 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is included in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area.

Monroe History

Monroe was established in 1843 by the first Board of County Commissioners, who were appointed by the General Assembly. They chose an area at the center of the county as the county seat and named it Monroe after James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America. The town was officially incorporated in 1843.

Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • Extreme Ice Center
  • Jesse Helms Center
  • Mexico-Cardenas Museum
  • Museum of the Waxhaws
  • Monroe Country Club
  • Pebble Creek Executive Course

Things To Do In Monroe

Main Street has shops, chic spas, and salons. The historically significant Victorian Courthouse, built in 1886, is a magnificent building which attracts residents and visitors. The southern part of the city is home to quaint downtown shops and a variety of restaurants and businesses. The downtown area has several small park areas and fountains. The city is also home to some very interesting museums.

Monroe Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Monroe Higher Education

University Of North Carolina at Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, and York Technical College provide programs for higher studies.

People

Total Population 33,951
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 14,802
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.9%
Median Earnings25+ $26,878
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,483
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,462

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,751
% Above Poverty Level 75.4%
% Below Poverty Level 24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.8%
Median Gross Rent $792
Median House Value $144,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 6.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 23 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Union
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28110, 28112
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28111
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.985
Longitude -80.549

Monroe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MONROE 4 SE
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station KERSHAW 2 SW
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Indian Trail 35,602 $71,570
Marshville 2,538 $45,919
Mineral Springs 2,797 $62,386
Stallings 14,495 $89,890
Wesley Chapel 8,010 $115,264

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monroe Public Libraries

Library
Union County Public Library
316 EAST WINDSOR STREET
Monroe, North Carolina
(704) 283-8184
Library Web Site

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Monroe Hospitals

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER-UNION
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
600 HOSPITAL DR
(704) 283-3100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Monroe High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SUN VALLEY HIGH
5211 OLD CHARLOTTE HWY
704-296-3020
Serves 1,424 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

PIEDMONT HIGH
3006 SIKES MILL ROAD
704-753-2810
Serves 1,357 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

PARKWOOD HIGH
3220 PARKWOOD SCHOOL RD
704-764-2900
Serves 1,226 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

MONROE HIGH
1 HIGH SCHOOL DR
704-296-3130
Serves 938 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

UNION COUNTY CAREER CENTER
600 BREWER DR
704-296-3088
Serves 1 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0

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