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Union County, North Carolina

28110, 28112

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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Monroe is approximately 29,987 (2005), 32797 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,621 (2000), 11120 (2010).
The amount of land area in Monroe is 63.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Monroe is 24.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.7 sq kilometers.
The distance from Monroe to Washington DC is 339 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 124 miles. (as the crow flies)
Monroe is positioned 34.98 degrees north of the equator and 80.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Monroe elevation is 595 feet above sea level.
Monroe median income is $ 40,000 (2005).
The Monroe median home price is $ 133,100 (2005).


in south-central North Carolina about 24 miles from Charlotte. Other nearby communities include Unionville, Wingate, Lake Park, Wesley Chapel, Indian Trail, Mineral Springs, Hemby Bridge and Stallings.
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History & History Related Items

This community was named for U.S. President James Monroe
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Learn more about Monroe at this informative site.

The Monroe Channelcats
part of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League

Downtown Monroe

Hometown of Jesse Helms, the U.S. Senator who serve five terms in the Senate from 1973 to 2003. He was a very prominent member of the Senate and represented the Religious right wing of the Republican Party.
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Economy & Industry

diverse and growing. See Monroe Economic Development for more information.
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Monroe City Government

City of Monroe
300 W. Crowell St.
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: 704-282-4500

Monroe is the County Seat of Union County.

Union County Commissioners
500 N Main St # 925
Monroe, NC 28112-4730
Phone: 704-283-3810

Union County Court House
500 N Main St
Monroe, NC 28112-4730
Phone: 704-283-3500

Monroe Chamber

Union County Chamber of Commerce
903 Skyway Drive
Monroe, NC 28111
Phone: 704-289-4567

Monroe Organizations

Union County Chamber of Commerce
903 Skyway Drive
Monroe, NC 28111
Phone: 704-289-4567

Monroe Libraries

Union County Public Library
316 E Windsor St
Monroe, NC 28112-4842
Phone: 704-283-8184

Monroe Schools

Monroe Middle School
Sunset Street
Monroe Middle school is attended by sixth through eighth graders before they move on to Monroe High School. At the current time Monroe Middle is a year-round school. This means that the students go to school for around 9 weeks, then stay at home for about 3 weeks. Formerly, Monroe Middle was a traditional and year-round school at the same time (before this present school year [1997-1998]). When I went to this school, there was an excellent opportunity for every student. This opportunity was that every student had the ability to be in one of the numerous clubs of their choice. These clubs ranged from baseball card collecting to National Junior Honor Society which could only be entered by recommendation. There are numerous teachers, many of whom I didn't know very well. Those that I did know were the computer lab instructor, the principal and assistant principal, librarian, and my own teachers. Sports range from basketball, football, cheerleading, and soccer. Going to Monroe Middle is a great idea, they have chorus, band, and other typical types of classes that most other schools have. I remember that Monroe was very kind to me in the educational sense. I had a lot of support with my education from teachers than any other place. It was a good place to go to school. -from a former student

Union County Public Schools
500 N Main St # 700
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: 704-283-3733 Monroe


The population of Monroe was:
1990 - 16,127
2000 - 26,228
2003 - 28,222
2005 - 29,987
Median age:
2000 - 30.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 40,457
2005 - $ 40,000

Median house value:
2000 - $ 104,900
2005 - $ 133,100

Monroe is located in the Eastern Time Zone.

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