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Welcome to Monroe ...

The city of Monroe is located in Union County<1> and is the County Seat for Union County.

The location of Monroe has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Monroe has a population of 35,506 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Monroe.

Monroe is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Monroe lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Monroe: (704) and (980)<5>

Websites for Monroe ...

Official Website:   www.monroenc.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.unioncountycoc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monroe had an population of 35,506 people. This is an increase of 8.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monroe had a population of 32,797 people (or 16.29% of the total population of Union County). This makes Monroe the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Monroe represents 0.34% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 32,797 people, the population of Monroe increased 25.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,228 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Monroe.

Communities Also Named Monroe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 51 communities that are also named Monroe - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida (3), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (3), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Monroe.

Communities near Monroe ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Monroe.

  • Indian Trail [Union County]
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    • Indian Trail [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,040 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Trail
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Trail<7>
  • Matthews [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matthews
    • Matthews [Mecklenburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<7>
  • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mint Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mint Hill<7>
  • Waxhaw [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
    • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Monroe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stallings [Union County]
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      • Stallings [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stallings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stallings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stallings<7>
    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<7>
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
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      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesley Chapel<7>
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Wingate [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Monroe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wingate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wingate<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Monroe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Monroe.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Monroe. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Monroe.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Monroe. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Monroe.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monroe ...

Looking for more information about Monroe? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Monroe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Monroe.

Adding Monroe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Monroe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Monroe was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Monroe on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Monroe on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Union County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Monroe: www.monroenc.org/

The official website for Union County: www.co.union.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Monroe.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monroe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Monroe) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Monroe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MonroeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0056, Longitude: -80.5589       In this case, the coordinates for Monroe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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