Monroe is a city located in Union County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 35,790, it is the 27th largest city in North Carolina and the 1101st largest city in the United States . Monroe is currently growing at a rate of 0.35% annually and its population has increased by 9.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,797 in 2010. Monroe reached it's highest population of 35,790 in 2021. Spanning over 31 miles, Monroe has a population density of 1,180 people per square mile.
The average household income in Monroe is $65,403 with a poverty rate of 17.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $981 per month, and the median house value is $164,000. The median age in Monroe is 35.2 years, 32.4 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.