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Monroe is a city in and the county seat of Walton County, Georgia, United States. It is located east of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The population was 13,234 at the 2010 census.HistoryMonroe was founded in 1818 as seat of the newly formed Walton County. It was incorporated as a town in 1821 and as a city in 1896.Monroe was the premier cotton producer in the state of Georgia during the 1900s. The two main cotton mills in Monroe used to be the driving economic force in the region. Now the mills no longer produce for the cotton industry, but rather serve as economic engines for the region by showcasing premiere antique markets, event space, and other unique retail.GeographyMonroe is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5sqmi, of which 10.4sqmi is land and 0.1sqmi is water.DemographicsAs of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,234 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 51.8% White, 42.2% Black, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from some other race and 1.6% from two or more races. 3.4% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.As of the census of 2000, there were 11,407 people, 4,287 households, 2,983 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,101.3 people per square mile (425.1/km²). There were 4,637 housing units at an average density of 447.7 per square mile (172.8/km²). There were 4,287 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 25.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.With our custom trip planner, United States vacations can be built around trips to Monroe and other destinations in United States.
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