Monroe, North Carolina

city in and county seat of Union County, North Carolina, United States

Monroe is a city in and the county seat of Union County, North Carolina, United States.[6] The population was 34,562 in 2020.[4] It is within the rapidly growing Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan area.

Monroe, North Carolina
Union County Courthouse in Monroe
Union County Courthouse in Monroe
Motto: 
"Where Heartland Meets High Tech"
Location of Monroe, North Carolina
Location of Monroe, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°59′20″N 80°32′59″W / 34.98889°N 80.54972°W / 34.98889; -80.54972
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyUnion
Named forJames Monroe
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorRobert Burns
Area
 • Total31.54 sq mi (81.68 km2)
 • Land30.92 sq mi (80.08 km2)
 • Water0.62 sq mi (1.60 km2)
Elevation591 ft (180 m)
Population
 • Total34,562
 • Density1,117.86/sq mi (431.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
28110-28112
Area code704 980
FIPS code37-43920[5]
GNIS feature ID2404284[3]
Websitewww.monroenc.org

A new mayor was elected in 2023. The election came down to a coin flip which Robert Burns won.[7]

References

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  1. "City Council". Official Website for Monroe North Carolina. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  2. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monroe, North Carolina
  4. 4.0 4.1 "QuickFacts: Monroe city, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 25, 2024.
  5. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. https://apnews.com/article/north-carolina-mayoral-race-coin-toss-cfcd2350afc8637e68b3d92efbf2acba. Retrieved 2023-11-22