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 Population13,370
Male Share of the Population44.2%
Female Share of the Population55.8%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+5,196
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married31.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,582
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,799
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,752

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,730
% Above Poverty Level69.3%
% Below Poverty Level30.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$823
Median House Value$123,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.1%
Irish9.2%
German6.7%
English4.4%
Italian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Canadian0.8%
African0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Norwegian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Monroe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Walton County
Standard Zip Codes30656, 30655
Phone Area Codes6,78,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.86
Approximate Longitude-83.72

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
Bethlehem930$50,673
Bostwick294$78,889
Good Hope364$64,375
Jersey78$41,875
Loganville11,665$69,302
Social Circle4,419$54,740

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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