Monroe is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 35,311 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 26th largest community in North Carolina.
Monroe is a blue-collar town, with 37.09% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Monroe is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in sales jobs (11.67%), office and administrative support (8.42%), and maintenance occupations (7.10%).
The citizens of Monroe are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.96% of adults in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $21,004, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,016 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 29.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Monroe's cultural character, accounting for 17.11% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.