Monroe, North Carolina Population 2019

Monroe, North Carolina's estimated population is 35,311 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Monroe, North Carolina is the 27th largest city in North Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1185.92 people/mi² (457.88 people/km²).

The overall median age is 33.5 years, 32.4 years for males, and 34.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 3.01 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Monroe, North Carolina is $45,803, while the mean household income is $58,856.

Monroe Nc Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Monroe Nc was:

  • White: 64.64%
  • Black or African American: 24.86%
  • Other race: 7.08%
  • Two or more races: 1.63%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%

How Many People Live in Monroe, North Carolina?

35,311
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201835,3112170.62%
201735,0944361.26%
201634,6583671.07%
201534,2912330.68%
201434,0583711.10%
201333,6872270.68%
201233,4603050.92%
201133,1552980.91%
201032,8576,6292.28%
200026,22810,1014.98%
199016,1273,4882.47%
198012,6391,3571.14%
197011,2824000.36%
196010,8827420.71%
195010,1403,6654.59%
19406,4753750.60%
19306,1002,0164.09%
19204,08420.00%
19104,0821,6825.45%
19002,4000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White22,215
Black or African American8,544
Some Other Race2,433
Two or More Races559
Asian382
American Indian and Alaska Native222
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13

Monroe Nc Population Pyramid 2019

Monroe Nc Median Age

33.5


Total

32.4


Male

34.5


Female

Monroe Nc Adults

There are 24,798 adults, (4,168 of whom are seniors) in Monroe Nc.

Monroe Nc Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe Nc Sex Ratio

Female

17,757

51.67%

Male

16,611

48.33%

Monroe Nc Households and Families

Monroe Nc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Monroe Nc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.1%29.9%
All56.9%43.1%
Non Family53%47%
Male43.5%56.5%
Female36.8%63.2%

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2433.0156.9
Married5,1373.4370.1
Non Family2,9541.4353
Female2,1883.736.8
Male9644.0643.5

3.45

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Monroe Nc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0989.89%
9th to 12th Grade2,63912.44%
High School Graduate6,37430.04%
Some College5,25624.77%
Associates Degree1,4907.02%
Bachelors Degree2,48111.69%
Graduate Degree8814.15%

Monroe Nc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,8179,7012,430
Black5,0054,169539
Hispanic4,7852,096239
Other Race92236462
Multiple Races30925645
Asian262262123
Native American17593
Islander66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,099$35,336$24,258
Less Than High School$21,788$24,777$15,442
High School Grad$23,214$29,975$17,511
Some College$34,648$42,838$27,888
Bachelors Degree$41,350$52,563$37,117
Graduate Degree$50,841$51,597$44,375

$29,099

Average Earnings

$35,336

Average Male

$24,258

Average Female

Monroe Nc Language

Monroe Nc Language by Age

Monroe Nc Language

70.43% of Monroe Nc residents speak only English, while 29.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.21% of the population.

Monroe Nc Poverty

Monroe Nc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,0503,61836.00%
Black8,4382,27426.95%
White14,2431,3459.44%
Other2,43380533.09%
Multiple51910420.04%
Native222177.66%
Islander1313100.00%

21.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.21%

Male Poverty Rate

23.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe Nc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe Nc is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe Nc is Native, with 7.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.92%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.60%
High School14.68%
Some College10.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.15%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Unemployed18.89%
Female Employed13.85%
Male Employed8.60%

Monroe Nc Income

Monroe Nc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,803$58,856
Families$48,589$62,802
Married Families$61,766-
Non Families$33,994$42,115

Monroe Nc Marital Status

Monroe Nc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe Nc Married by Age and Sex

Monroe Nc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Monroe Nc Marital Status by Race

Monroe Nc Veterans

1,772

Number of Veterans

1,700

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam633
First Gulf War399
Second Gulf War285
Korea142
World War II42

Monroe Nc Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1306.84%
Black5889.81%
Hispanic641.05%
2 or More308.88%
Other241.72%

Monroe Nc Veterans by Education

9.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe Nc Employment Status

67.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe Nc Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.60%

Born in North Carolina

82.60%

Native Born

17.40%

Foreign Born

12.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.60% of Monroe Nc residents were born in the United States, with 53.60% having been born in North Carolina. 12.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.