Monroe is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 35,540 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 26th largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Monroe, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.02% of Monroe’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (9.84%), office and administrative support (9.61%), and management occupations (8.24%).
The percentage of adults in Monroe with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.86% of adults in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2018 was $22,286, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,144 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 29.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Monroe's cultural character, accounting for 15.97% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.