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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,253
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+4,970
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married36.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$25,814
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,409
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,455

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,756
% Above Poverty Level71.7%
% Below Poverty Level28.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$775
Median House Value$111,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.2%
Irish10.1%
English5.2%
Italian2.5%
Scottish1%
West Indian0.8%
Jamaican0.8%
African0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Polish0.3%
Russian0.3%
German0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Monroe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Walton County
Standard Zip Codes30655, 30656
Phone Area Codes678,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.79
Approximate Longitude-83.71

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)

StationU OF GA PLANT SCI FARM
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp32 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip50 inches
StationWINDER 1 SSE
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationCOVINGTON
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethlehem782$44,583
Bostwick383$70,000
Good Hope325$56,607
Jersey143$0
Loganville11,072$65,990
Social Circle4,350$51,791

Monroe Hospitals

Clearview Regional Medical Center
2151 West Spring Street
(770) 267-8461

Monroe Public Schools

Atha Road Elementary School
821 H D Atha Rd
ZIP: 30655
(770) 266-5995
Primary
Total Enrollment 843
Carver Middle School
1095 Good Hope Rd
ZIP: 30655
(770) 267-6000
Middle
Total Enrollment 952
Harmony Elementary School
934 Harmony Church Rd Ne
ZIP: 30655
(770) 267-6574
Primary
Total Enrollment 803
Monroe Area High School
300 Double Springs Church Rd
ZIP: 30656
(770) 266-4599
High
Total Enrollment 1104
Monroe Elementary
140 Dillard Dr
ZIP: 30656
(770) 207-3205
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Walker Park Elementary School
333 Carl Davis Rd Nw
ZIP: 30656
(770) 267-8311
Primary
Total Enrollment 778

Monroe Private Schools

George Walton Academy
1 Bulldog Dr
ZIP: 30655
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 886
Walton County Christian Learning Center
475 Double Springs Church Rd
ZIP: 30656
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 230
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