Monroe City PUMA, NC

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Population

119,769

0.705% growth

Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$48,550

4.74% growth

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Number of Employees

52,626

2.73% growth

Median Property Value

$150,400

2.38% growth

About

In 2017, Monroe City PUMA, NC had a population of 120k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $48,550. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe City PUMA, NC grew from 118,931 to 119,769, a 0.705% increase and its median household income grew from $46,352 to $48,550, a 4.74% increase.

The population of Monroe City PUMA, NC is 62.1% White Alone, 22.9% Black or African American Alone, and 12.5% Hispanic or Latino. 12.3% of the people in Monroe City PUMA, NC speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe City PUMA, NC are Wingate University (730 degrees awarded in 2016), South Piedmont Community College (454 degrees), and Anson College of Cosmetology (0 degrees).

The median property value in Monroe City PUMA, NC is $150,400, and the homeownership rate is 69.7%. Most people in Monroe City PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe City PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Monroe City PUMA, NC employs 52.6k people. The largest industries in Monroe City PUMA, NC are Construction (4,576 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,677 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,150 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($111,727), Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies merchant wholesalers ($106,258), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($104,038).

Median household income in Monroe City PUMA, NC is $48,550. Males in Monroe City PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,849. The income inequality in Monroe City PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,550

2017 value

± $1,353

4.74%

1 Year Growth

± 3.62%

Households in Monroe City PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $48,550, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,352 in 2016, which represents a 4.74% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$47,443

Average Male Salary

± $6,311

$36,849

Average Female Salary

± $4,976

In 2017, full-time male employees in Monroe City PUMA, NC made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $60,305 ± $65,128

  2. White

    $39,619 ± $4,536

  3. Black

    $27,409 ± $5,174

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Monroe City PUMA, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.52 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.416

2017 Wage GINI

0.422

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Monroe City PUMA, NC was 0.416 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.53% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Monroe City PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Monroe City PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe City PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,029, followed by Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC and Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC, with respective values of $103,475 and $102,529.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe City PUMA, NC (18.6k out of 116k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    10,042 ± 780

  2. Black

    6,926 ± 595

  3. Hispanic

    4,854 ± 597

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe City PUMA, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

52.6k

2017 Value

2.73%

1 Year growth

± 2.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe City PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 51.2k employees to 52.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe City PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,862 people), Cashiers (1,711 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,210 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe City PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe City PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,862 people), Cashiers (1,711 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,210 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Monroe City PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Sewing machine operators (11 times higher than expected), Pest control workers (7.78 times), and Food processing workers, all other (5.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe City PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($108,846), General & operations managers ($95,433), and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers ($88,317).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.6k

2017 Value

2.73%

1 Year growth

± 2.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe City PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 51.2k employees to 52.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe City PUMA, NC, are Construction (4,576 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,677 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,150 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe City PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Monroe City PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Monroe City PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Construction (4,576 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,677 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,150 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Monroe City PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) production & processing (21.7 times higher than expected), Fabric mills, except knitting mills (20.3 times), and Animal slaughtering & processing (8.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe City PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Legal services ($111,727), Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies merchant wholesalers ($106,258), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($104,038).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84% of the population of Monroe City PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Monroe City PUMA, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Monroe City PUMA, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16%

Uninsured

43%

Employer Coverage

16.7%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.46%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe City PUMA, NC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monroe City PUMA, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Monroe City PUMA, NC is home to a population of 120k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Monroe City PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe City PUMA, NC is composed of 74.4k White Alone residents (62.1%), 27.4k Black or African American Alone residents (22.9%), 14.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.5%), 1.54k Two or More Races residents (1.29%), 950 Asian Alone residents (0.793%), 342 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.286%), 193 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.161%), and 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0209%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Monroe City PUMA, NC are Spanish (12,548 speakers), Hmong (351 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (161 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe City PUMA, NC was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Monroe City PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe City PUMA, NC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

7.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.42k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Monroe City PUMA, NC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe City PUMA, NC was 7.92%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    5,398 ± 1,763 people

  2. Guatemala

    615 ± 607 people

  3. Ukraine

    345 ± 455 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Monroe City PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 5,398 Monroe City PUMA, NC residents, followed by Guatemala with 615 and Ukraine with 345.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

93.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Monroe City PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe City PUMA, NC was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    74.4k ± 1.13k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    27.4k ± 668

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14.9k ± 1.22k

In 2017, there were 2.71 times more White Alone residents (74.4k people) in Monroe City PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.4k Black or African American Alone and 14.9k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Monroe City PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    12,548 speakers (11.1%)

  2. Hmong

    351 speakers (0.31%)

  3. French (Incl. Cajun)

    161 speakers (0.142%)

12.3% of Monroe City PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Monroe City PUMA, NC was Spanish. 11.1% of the overall population of Monroe City PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.31% speak Hmong and 0.142% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,825 ± 275

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,151 ± 221

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    991 ± 241

Monroe City PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Monroe City PUMA, NC awarded 1,184 degrees. The student population of Monroe City PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 2,176 male students and 3,770 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe City PUMA, NC are White (758 and 66%), followed by Black or African American (178 and 15.5%), Unknown (85 and 7.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (60 and 5.23%).

The largest universities in Monroe City PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Wingate University (730 and 61.7%), South Piedmont Community College (454 and 38.3%), and Anson College of Cosmetology (0 and 0%).

The most popular majors in Monroe City PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (123 and 10.4%), Pharmacy (103 and 8.7%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (80 and 6.76%).

The median tuition costs in Monroe City PUMA, NC are $29,170 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Monroe City PUMA, NC was General Human Services with 44 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Monroe City PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 730 degrees awarded

  2. 454 degrees awarded

  3. 0 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$29,170

Median Private

In 2016, the Monroe City PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wingate University with 730 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

426

Degrees Awarded to Men

758

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 426 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe City PUMA, NC, which is 0.562 times less than the 758 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    758 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    178 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    85 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monroe City PUMA, NC were to White students. These 758 degrees mean that there were 4.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 178 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe City PUMA, NC was $150,400 in 2017, which is 0.691 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $146,900 to $150,400, a 2.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe City PUMA, NC is 69.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe City PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe City PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,550

Median Household Income

± $1,353

42.2k

Number of Households

± 1,373

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.2k households in Monroe City PUMA, NC grew to $48,550 from the previous year's value of $46,352.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe City PUMA, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$150,400

2017 Median

± $3,418

$146,900

2016 Median

± $3,983

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe City PUMA, NC grew to to $150,400 from the previous year's value of $146,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monroe City PUMA, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monroe City PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Monroe City PUMA, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monroe City PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.7%

2017 Homeownership

68.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.7% of the housing units in Monroe City PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Monroe City PUMA, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monroe City PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe City PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe City PUMA, NC have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Monroe City PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monroe City PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (83.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Worked At Home (3.23%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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