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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.


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Median household income
Local
$40,457
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monroe demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Gil Coan, baseball player
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 165

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monroe was $17,970, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Monroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Monroe include Monroe Downtown Historic District, Monroe Residential Historic District, Waxhaw - Weddington Roads Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Monroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $453.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,022.


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Libraries

Libraries in Monroe include Union County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Monroe include Monroe Enquirer Journal, Union County Edge

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Politics

Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monroe political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Monroe include Best Western Inn & Suites - Monroe, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6 Monroe, Quality Inn & Suites.

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