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0.77% growth
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Median Household Income
4.93% growth
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Number of Employees
1.28% growth
Median Property Value
1.45% growth

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The economy of Monroe, NC employs 15,188 people. The economy of Monroe, NC is specialized in Manufacturing; Construction; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.99; 1.78; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Monroe, NC are Manufacturing (2,924), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,758), and Retail trade (1,693), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($55,104), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($40,756), and Utilities ($38,715).

Median household income in Monroe, NC is $44,267. Males in Monroe, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Monroe, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Monroe, NC. In Union County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 59 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,868. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Monroe, NC is from the county of Union County, NC.

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Monroe, NC is home to a population of 34,212 people, from which 84.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe, NC is composed of 14,914 White residents (43.6%), 9,541 Hispanic residents (27.9%), 8,652 Black residents (25.3%), 402 Asian residents (1.18%), and 349 Two+ residents (1.02%). The most common foreign languages in Monroe, NC are Spanish (7,589 speakers), Russian (230 speakers), and Hmong (192 speakers), but compared to other places, Monroe, NC has a relative high number of Hmong (192 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (75 speakers), and Russian (230 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Monroe, NC awarded 24 degrees. The student population of Monroe, NC is skewed towards females, with 5 male students and 19 female students. Most students in Monroe, NC are Black or African American (24 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (0 and N/A), American Indian (0 and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Monroe, NC by number of graduates are Regina's College of Beauty-Monroe (24 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Monroe, NC are General Cosmetology (20 and 83.3%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Monroe, NC are N/A 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.



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The median property value in Monroe, NC is $146,700, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $144,600 to $146,700, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate of Monroe, NC is 55.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Monroe, NC have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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