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Encyclopedia > Monroe, North Carolina

Monroe is a city in Union County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 26,228 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Union CountyGR6. Monroe Regional Airport is 5 miles NW of Monroe. Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

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Geography

Location of Monroe, North Carolina

Monroe is located at 34°59′20″N, 80°32′59″W (34.988760, -80.549792)GR1. Image File history File links NCMap-doton-Monroe. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 64.4 km² (24.9 mi²). 63.6 km² (24.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (1.13%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


History

The Monroe chapter of the NAACP, led by Robert F. Williams, has a notable history in the Civil Rights Movement. The NAACP worked to integrate the community swimming pools and Williams would defend two young black boys jailed for kissing a white girl in what was known as the kissing case. Williams and the Black Armed Guard renewed black interest in self-defense as a tactic for survival and political struggle. Williams would later be accused of kidnapping a white couple who accidentally drove through the black part of Monroe. He left the United States and would live majority of his life in exile; among the nations he lived in was Fidel Castro's Cuba, whose government he praised. The State of North Carolina eventually dropped the legal charges against Williams. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ... Robert Franklin Williams (February 26, 1925-October 15, 1996) was a civil rights leader, author, and the president of the Monroe, North Carolina NAACP chapter in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... Historically, the civil rights movement was a concentrated period of time around the world of approximately one generation (1954-1980) wherein there was much worldwide civil unrest and popular rebellion. ... Self defense refers to actions taken by a person to defend onself, ones property or ones home. ...


Monroe is also the hometown of Jesse Helms, the retired U.S. Senator from North Carolina who served five terms (1973 - 2003) in the Senate. Helms was a prominent (and often controversial) national leader of the Religious Right wing of the Republican Party, and played a key role in helping Ronald Reagan become President of the United States. Helms' father was the Police Chief of Monroe for many years. Jesse Helms Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. ... The term Religious Right is a broad label applied by both scholars and critics to a number of political and religious movements and groups that primarily are active around conservative and right wing social issues. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 26,228 people, 9,029 households, and 6,392 families residing in the city. The population density was 412.2/km² (1,067.5/mi²). There were 9,621 housing units at an average density of 151.2/km² (391.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.12% White, 27.78% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.37% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,029 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.27. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,457, and the median income for a family was $44,953. Males had a median income of $30,265 versus $22,889 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,970. About 11.7% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Monroe is a city located in Union County, North Carolina.
Monroe is located at 34°59'20" North, 80°32'59" West (34.988760, -80.549792)
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