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Location:

The City of Monroe is the governmental seat of Union County, North Carolina.  The City is located just 7 miles east of the corporate limits of Charlotte, North Carolina and I-485, which connects Monroe to I-77 and I-85.  This close proximity to a major metropolitan center and just a few hours from the Carolina beaches and mountains has made our community the 13th fastest growing in the nation, as reported by the US Census.

 

 

Demographics:

Population                                         2000                           2003 (adjusted)            2011 (estimated)

City of Monroe:                                 26,228                        29,983                           33,475

Union County:                                   123,677                     145,986                         205,463

State of North Carolina:                   8,049,313                  8,407,248                      9,656,401

 

Current Growth Rates - Since April 2000

City of Monroe:                                 47.4 %

Union County:                                   63.3 %

State of North Carolina:                   16.4 %

(2009 demographic estimates are based on current census data from US Census and State of NC)         

 

 

Employment:

Labor Force                                                      

Union County:                                   101,944

Charlotte MSA:                                 921,624

State of North Carolina:                   4,764,853

 

Unemployment                                               

Union County:                                   7.5%

Charlotte MSA:                                 9.4%

State of North Carolina:                   9.4%

United States                                     7.7%

 

Average Weekly Wage                                    

Union County:                                   $674

State of North Carolina:                   $745

(Sources: NC Employment Security Commission and

NC Office of State Budget & Management)

 

Taxes:

City of Monroe:                       $0.555     per $100

Union County:                         $0.665     per $100

 

Education:

Schools                                               53          

Elementary:                                       30

Middle:                                               9

High:                                                   11

Special:                                               3

 

Enrollment                                         39,366  

 

Spending Per Child                            $8,153

 

Student to Teacher Ratio                               

Grades K-3:                                        1 : 21

Grades 4-9:                                        1 : 26

Grades 10-12:                                   1 : 29

 

Higher Education:

South Piedmont Community College           

Enrollment:                                      12,251

 

Wingate University                                         

Undergraduate Enrollment:            1,366

Graduate / Pharm:                           763

 

(All information collected as of April 2013)


 


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