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Monroe is a city in Union County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for President James Monroe
The latitude of Monroe is 34.985N. The longitude is -80.549W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,222.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Monroe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charlotte area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28079 ZIP code.
9% of Monroe residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monroe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monroe was $17,970, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Monroe include Monroe Downtown Historic District, Monroe Residential Historic District, Waxhaw - Weddington Roads Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $453. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,022.
Libraries in Monroe include Union County Public Library ... View libraries
Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monroe political report.
The average commute time for Monroe workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Monroe between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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