Statewide Claims to Fame

Monroe is 3rd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Monroe is 6th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Foreign born residents

Monroe is 12th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Monroe is 13th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in People per household

Monroe is 17th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Monroe is 18th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Monroe, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Monroe Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 33,641 25th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 29.8 18th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,102.2 97th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Monroe Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 9.2% 12th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 29.6% 17th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.1% 101st 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Monroe Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 75.6% 127th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 14.5% 125th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Monroe Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 52.0% 117th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 25.2% 51st 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 40th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.9% 105th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 142nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.6% 35th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 29.4% 3rd 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 43.1% 127th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Monroe Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 50.8% 119th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 18.3% 6th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Monroe Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 12,375 27th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 24.1% 55th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 11,223 27th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 57.8% 84th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $151,800 74th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.9 13th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Monroe Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $18,969 118th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $43,787 71st $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 21.0% 46th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Monroe Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,000 29th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $883,950 23rd $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $27,821 36th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $99,741 26th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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