As the county seat for Union County, Monroe, North Carolina plays an important role in the area.
Residents enjoy a well-planned city layout, peaceful neighborhoods, plenty of parks, and other municipal amenities.
For the census in 2010, over 32,000 people were found to be living in Monroe. Experts estimate that figure has grown to well over 34,000 residents.
Ludwig drums has been operating out of Monroe since the early part of the 20th century. Agriculture is still a big part of the county's economy, with corn, soybeans, and broiler chickens being the biggest revenue generators. A total of 18 aerospace companies have set up shop in the area, supplying highly skilled jobs for locals.