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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,212
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+15,003
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,059
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,614
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,831

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,324
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone19.7%
Median Gross Rent$838
Median House Value$146,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.6%
German7.8%
Irish6.8%
English6.3%
Italian1.8%
Canadian0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Dutch0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
African0.5%
Polish0.5%
Russian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Czech0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Monroe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes28112, 28110
P.O. Box Zip Codes28111
Phone Area Codes704, 980
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.98
Approximate Longitude-80.54

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)

StationMONROE 4 SE
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationKERSHAW 2 SW
Distance32.5 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp46 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Indian Trail36,357$79,585
Marshville2,598$48,367
Mineral Springs2,847$68,194
Stallings14,759$91,427
Wesley Chapel8,217$111,888

Monroe Public Libraries

Union County Public Library
316 E WINDSOR ST
Monroe, North Carolina
(704) 283-8184

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Monroe Hospitals

Carolinas Medical Center-union
(Government - District/authority)
600 Hospital Drive
(704) 283-3100

Monroe Public Schools

Union County Early College
4209a Old Charlotte Hwy
ZIP: 28110
(704) 290-1565
High
Total Enrollment 343
Sardis Elementary
4416 Sardis Church Road
ZIP: 28110
(704) 882-4303
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Sun Valley High
5211 Old Charlotte Hwy
ZIP: 28110
(704) 296-3020
High
Total Enrollment 1306
Rocky River Elementary
500 N. Rocky River Road
ZIP: 28110
(704) 290-1523
Primary
Total Enrollment 844
Union Academy
675 North Ml King Jr Blvd
ZIP: 28110
(704) 238-8883
Other
Total Enrollment 1412
Piedmont Middle
2816 Sikes Mill Rd
ZIP: 28110
(704) 296-6350
Middle
Total Enrollment 1097
Wesley Chapel Elementary
110 Potter Rd S
ZIP: 28110
(704) 296-3081
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Sun Valley Elementary
5200 Rogers Rd
ZIP: 28110
(704) 290-1559
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Benton Heights Elementary
1200 Concord Ave
ZIP: 28110
(704) 296-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Unionville Elementary
4511 Unionville Rd
ZIP: 28110
(704) 296-3055
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Piedmont High
3006 Sikes Mill Road
ZIP: 28110
(704) 753-2810
High
Total Enrollment 1244
Shiloh Elementary
5210 Rogers Rd
ZIP: 28110
(704) 296-3035
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Fairview Elementary
110 Clontz Road
ZIP: 28110
(704) 753-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Parkwood Middle
3219 Parkwood School Rd
ZIP: 28112
(704) 764-2910
Middle
Total Enrollment 965
Monroe High
1 High School Dr
ZIP: 28112
(704) 296-3130
High
Total Enrollment 1009
Parkwood High
3220 Parkwood School Rd
ZIP: 28112
(704) 764-2900
High
Total Enrollment 1006
Monroe Middle
601 E Sunset Drive
ZIP: 28112
(704) 296-3120
Middle
Total Enrollment 1068
East Elementary
515 Elizabeth Ave
ZIP: 28112
(704) 296-3110
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Central Academy Of Technology & Arts
600 Brewer Dr
ZIP: 28112
(704) 296-3088
High
Total Enrollment 802
Walter Bickett Elementary
830 South Ml King Blvd
ZIP: 28112
(704) 283-8520
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Prospect Elementary
3005 Ruben Rd
ZIP: 28112
(704) 764-2920
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Rock Rest Elementary
814 Old Pageland-monroe Rd
ZIP: 28112
(704) 290-1513
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Wolfe School
722 Brewer Drive
ZIP: 28112
(704) 290-1568
Other
Total Enrollment 72

Monroe Private Schools

Shining Light Baptist Academy
2541 Old Charlotte Hwy
ZIP: 28110
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 126
First Assembly Christian School
2500 Arnold Dr
ZIP: 28110
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 96
Tabernacle Christian School
2900 Walkup Ave
ZIP: 28110
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 154
Under His Wings Christian School
510 Baucom Rd
ZIP: 28110
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
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