Monroe, NC


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Monroe is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 34,623 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 26th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Monroe isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Monroe are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monroe is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in sales jobs (11.66%), office and administrative support (11.32%), and maintenance occupations (7.33%).

The percentage of adults in Monroe with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.91% of adults in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $19,338, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,352 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 27.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

Monroe also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.15%.

The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.