Monroe is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 34,562 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 28th largest community in North Carolina.
Monroe is a blue-collar town, with 36.78% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Monroe is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in sales jobs (11.45%), office and administrative support (10.61%), and management occupations (8.88%).
The percentage of adults in Monroe who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.80% of the adults in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2018 was $23,732, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,928 for a family of four. However, Monroe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Monroe is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monroe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monroe residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Monroe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.