Monroe, North Carolina Population 2020

36,183

Monroe is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 36,183, it is the 27th largest city in North Carolina and the 1085th largest city in the United States. Monroe is currently growing at a rate of 1.22% annually and its population has increased by 10.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,797 in 2010. Spanning over 31 miles, Monroe has a population density of 1,193 people per square mile.

The average household income in Monroe is $61,580 with a poverty rate of 20.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $904 per month, and the median house value is $152,200. The median age in Monroe is 34.1 years, 32.2 years for males, and 36.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Monroe Demographics

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

  • White: 68.61%
  • Black or African American: 23.79%
  • Other race: 4.63%
  • Two or more races: 1.49%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Monroe, North Carolina is 36,183, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,311.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,797.

Monroe, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,79368.61%
Black or African American8,25023.79%
Some Other Race1,6064.63%
Two or More Races5171.49%
Asian3360.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1620.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.04%

Monroe Population Pyramid 2020

Monroe Median Age

34.1


Total

32.2


Male

36.2


Female

Monroe Adults

There are 25,291 adults, (4,466 of whom are seniors) in Monroe.

Monroe Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe Sex Ratio

Female

17,702

51.05%

Male

16,977

48.95%

Monroe Households and Families

Monroe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Monroe Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
All56.1%43.9%
Non Family52.9%47.1%
Male35.6%64.4%
Female34.4%65.6%

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2883.0256.1
Married5,3143.5270.2
Non Family2,9291.452.9
Female2,1193.5634.4
Male9264.0735.6

3.45

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Monroe Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,31810.75%
9th to 12th Grade2,56911.92%
High School Graduate6,52830.28%
Some College5,21024.17%
Associates Degree1,4916.92%
Bachelors Degree2,40211.14%
Graduate Degree1,0394.82%

Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,17910,0842,539
Hispanic4,9162,098288
Black4,9164,043455
Other Race67225854
Multiple Races26921154
Asian242242115
Native American16275
Islander77

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 47.52%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,091$35,620$24,714
Less Than High School$22,054$26,941$14,481
High School Grad$24,686$31,707$16,939
Some College$35,128$44,453$28,777
Bachelors Degree$41,777$47,014$36,960
Graduate Degree$49,095$52,895$45,536

$29,091

Average Earnings

$35,620

Average Male

$24,714

Average Female

Monroe Language

Monroe Language by Age

Monroe Language

69.70% of Monroe residents speak only English, while 30.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.24% of the population.

Monroe Poverty

Monroe Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,1953,18531.24%
Black8,1422,23127.40%
White14,8951,3619.14%
Other1,60653833.50%
Multiple46411224.14%
Native1622012.35%
Islander1515100.00%

20.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.85%

Male Poverty Rate

22.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe is White, with 9.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.78%
High School12.93%
Some College10.08%
Bachelors or Greater3.71%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.36%
Female Unemployed20.53%
Female Employed12.22%
Male Employed7.91%

Monroe Income

Monroe Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,303$61,580
Families$51,960$65,018
Married Families$66,319-
Non Families$35,615$44,563

Monroe Marital Status

Monroe Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe Married by Age and Sex

Monroe 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 Marital Status by Race

Monroe Veterans

1,645

Number of Veterans

1,578

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam668
First Gulf War329
Second Gulf War278
Korea108
World War II23
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74428
35 to 54414
55 to 64382
75+287
18 to 34134
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0856.16%
Black5278.81%
Hispanic550.89%
Other171.77%
2 or More165.95%

$Monroe Veterans by Education

5.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe Employment Status

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe 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

53.42%

Born in North Carolina

82.89%

Native Born

17.11%

Foreign Born

13.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.89% of Monroe residents were born in the United States, with 53.42% having been born in North Carolina. 13.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202036,1834361.22%
201935,7474361.23%
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%