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Monroe, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Monroe had a population of 14,578 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Monroe is located at latitude 33.7948 and longitude -83.7132 in Walton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monroe encompass a land area of 15.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Walton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Monroe (GNIS ID: 2404282) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Monroe is located within Monroe Division of Walton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monroe: Walton Court House.


Monroe, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 14,578 (100%)
Population in Households 14,344 (98.4%)
Population in Families 11,686 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 234 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 930
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $45,420
Average Household Income $59,670
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $22,592
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,308 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,063 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 827 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $171,383
Average Home Value $193,964
Housing Affordability Index3 159


Total Households 5,371
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,578
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.93% 1.03%
Households 0.91% 1.07%
Families 1.05% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
Owner Occupied HU   1.05%


Monroe, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 86th
Population Density # 177 72nd
Median Household Income # 270 57th
Housing Affordability Index # 145 23rd
Per Capita Income # 293 53rd
Diversity Index # 190 69th

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