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Monroe County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 168,046 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 138,687 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 36,307
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,710
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 38,742
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,074 (it was 10,712 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 609 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 276 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Monroe County: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.5%), Educational, health and social services (13.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Monroe County, PA (2017)
    • 111,24280.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 26,63919.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 23,37416.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,2553.1%Asian alone
    • 2,3741.7%Two or more races
    • 1620.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 83,004  (49.4%)
Females: 85,042  (50.6%)
Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,612 ($46,257 in 1999)
This county:

$61,612
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $874 (lower quartile is $643, upper quartile is $1,124)
This county:

$874
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $164,000 (it was $123,900 in 2000)
Monroe:

$164,000
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,000 - $236,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $211,596
Here:

$211,596
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $259,358
Here:

$259,358
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $51,373
Here:

$51,373
State:

$167,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $72,201
Here:

$72,201
State:

$239,223

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,915
Here:

$210,915
State:

$279,683

Mobile homes: $76,675
Here:

$76,675
State:

$63,273

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,576
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $642

Institutionalized population: 953
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 936 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 1998: 1130 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 1999: 1367 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2000: 1481 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2001: 1510 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2002: 1573 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2003: 1679 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2004: 1645 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2005: 1610 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2006: 1399 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2007: 900 buildings, average cost: $212,300
  • 2008: 462 buildings, average cost: $208,800
  • 2009: 235 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2010: 240 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2011: 197 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2012: 154 buildings, average cost: $236,000
  • 2013: 160 buildings, average cost: $197,200
  • 2014: 153 buildings, average cost: $252,100
  • 2015: 152 buildings, average cost: $233,700
  • 2016: 246 buildings, average cost: $239,100
  • 2017: 248 buildings, average cost: $247,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Monroe, PA residents
Average permit cost in Monroe, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,303 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,923 (2.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Monroe, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Monroe, PA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Monroe, PA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
Monroe County:

7.3%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.2% for American Indian residents, 17.5% for other race residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.7 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.7 years old, Black residents: 38.0 years old, American Indian residents: 45.2 years old, Asian residents: 40.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.3 years old, Other race residents: 35.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $621 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $776 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $991 a month.

Cities in this county include: East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Arlington Heights, Sierra View, Penn Estates, Emerald Lakes, Mount Pocono, Sun Valley, Effort, Brodheadsville.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Monroe County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Indiana , Jefferson County , Juniata County , Henry County, Illinois , Logan County, Colorado , Mifflin County , Tioga County , Thurston County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Monroe, PA
County total employment by year in Monroe, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Monroe, PA

Current college students: 8,213
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,482 (63.4% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

11.0%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,5052010 or later
  • 3,7172000 to 2009
  • 4,4411990 to 1999
  • 1,6861980 to 1989
  • 1,6261970 to 1979
  • 2,843Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.0%

Monroe County marital status for males Monroe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 69,257
  • One, attached: 4,412
  • Two: 1,471
  • 3 or 4: 1,517
  • 5 to 9: 964
  • 10 to 19: 732
  • 20 to 49: 464
  • 50 or more: 56
  • Mobile homes: 2,547
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 51

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 29,690 (553 second mortgage, 2,985 home equity loan, 108 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,062

Here:

64.4% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic41,65010
Evangelical Protestant15,36349
Mainline Protestant15,12846
Other3,43714
Orthodox5803
None93,684-
Monroe County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Monroe County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Monroe County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 143
This county:

8.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

8.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.5%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 102 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,305
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $332.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.69%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.77%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,561
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.62%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,045
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.19%
Corn for grain: 3536 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 634 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1843 harvested acres
Vegetables: 250 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 95 acres

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 207.0 miles away from Monroe County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 251.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.9 miles away from Monroe County center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4099: January 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4099, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 14, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3339: August 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 3339, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to August 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4025: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4025, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 23, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1587: April 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 1587, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Monroe

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 52,682 (80.7%)
  • Carpooled: 7,031 (10.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 262 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,145 (1.8%)
  • Walked: 1,008 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 3,254 (5.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Dominican Republic (8%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (5%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Guyana (4%)
  • Colombia (3%)
  • Peru (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County


  • Italian (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • American (4%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Monroe County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 2,038 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 644 people in nursing homes
  • 256 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 241 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 144 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 80 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 69 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 69 people in other group homes
  • 65 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 60 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 49 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 13 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 3 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Monroe County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 2,590 people in college/university student housing
  • 496 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 368 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 122 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 63 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 37 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,063.

6.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.29% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($15,410 average AGI)
3.88% relocated from other states ($33,527 average AGI)
Monroe County:

3.88%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Northampton County, PA  0.55% ($41,322 average AGI)
from Kings County, NY  0.38% ($52,729)
from Queens County, NY  0.33% ($63,096)
from Bronx County, NY  0.32% ($49,455)
from Pike County, PA  0.30% ($39,931)
from Carbon County, PA  0.23% ($36,068)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.23% ($43,801)


6.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($494 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

2.70% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($17,624 average AGI)
3.77% relocated to other states ($31,348 average AGI)
Monroe County:

3.77%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Northampton County, PA  0.72% ($45,625 average AGI)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.33% ($43,204)
to Pike County, PA  0.23% ($35,182)
to Carbon County, PA  0.22% ($47,050)
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.20% ($27,611)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.19% ($32,421)
to Queens County, NY  0.18% ($59,795)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.0

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Monroe County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 23,288 (18,462 aged, 4,826 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,256 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Monroe County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,526)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,436)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (849)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (829)
  • Unspecified dementia (536)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (514)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (435)
  • Congestive heart failure (377)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (375)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (367)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.63
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,438
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 121
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39,829

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 995
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 776
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 35.7. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 118.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.1
  • Poisoning - 26.3
  • Suffocation - 20.7
  • Other - 10.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 168,046
  • In family households: 144,555 (22,131 male householders, 19,438 female householders)
    31,527 spouses, 53,855 children (47,580 natural, 2,547 adopted, 3,728 stepchildren), 4,604 grandchildren, 1,526 brothers or sisters, 3,541 parents, 3,952 other relatives, 3,981 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,119 (7,776 male householders (6,066 living alone)), 8,323 female householders (6,864 living alone)), 5,020 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,372

Size of family households: 17,875 2-persons, 9,358 3-persons, 7,609 4-persons, 4,766 5-persons, 1,337 6-persons, 624 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,930 1-person, 2,706 2-persons, 316 3-persons, 147 4-persons.

19,278 married couples with children.
9,064 single-parent households (2,002 men, 7,062 women).

83.8% of residents of Monroe speak English at home.
9.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $804,025,000 ($5,059 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $180,535,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $360,019,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $149,303,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,267,000
Federal grants: $69,651,000
Federal procurement contracts: $119,921,000 ($83,308,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $103,864,000 ($86,184,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $406,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $57,143,000
Federal Government insurance: $66,258,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,157
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,076
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +750
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +21,901
Here +134 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.13 millions of gallons per day (37% from ground, 63% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • 2892014 or later
  • 7582010 to 2013
  • 14,5892000 to 2009
  • 11,9711990 to 1999
  • 19,3211980 to 1989
  • 14,3341970 to 1979
  • 5,2051960 to 1969
  • 5,7311950 to 1959
  • 9121940 to 1949
  • 8,3611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • 01 room
  • 882 rooms
  • 1,4653 rooms
  • 3,8744 rooms
  • 7,0975 rooms
  • 9,3256 rooms
  • 9,4057 rooms
  • 8,7758 rooms
  • 5,7239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • 2051 room
  • 1472 rooms
  • 1,8443 rooms
  • 3,1534 rooms
  • 1,8025 rooms
  • 2,0406 rooms
  • 1,6817 rooms
  • 5248 rooms
  • 5209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1,2731 bedroom
  • 6,0862 bedrooms
  • 23,0343 bedrooms
  • 12,2184 bedrooms
  • 3,1415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • 205no bedroom
  • 2,1271 bedroom
  • 3,0892 bedrooms
  • 5,1833 bedrooms
  • 8744 bedrooms
  • 4385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 598no vehicle
  • 10,7721 vehicle
  • 20,0852 vehicles
  • 9,6013 vehicles
  • 2,8754 vehicles
  • 1,8215+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,403no vehicle
  • 5,6051 vehicle
  • 3,0852 vehicles
  • 1,3503 vehicles
  • 3484 vehicles
  • 1255+ vehicles

88.1% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Pennsylvania.

Monroe County:

88.1%
State average:

87.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 64,246
  • Other state: 79,623
  • Northeast: 68,621
  • Midwest: 3,768
  • South: 5,877
  • West: 1,357
Year householders moved into unit in Monroe County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.2%Electricity
  • 27.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 2.4%Coal or coke
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.2%Electricity
  • 16.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,640
Here:

11.6%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 926
Here:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,108
Here:

12.9%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Monroe County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $29,018,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $24,094,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $13,862,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,142,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,819,000
    Police Protection: $8,289,000
    Financial Administration: $5,955,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,980,000
    General - Other: $3,683,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,652,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,556,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,131,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,209,000
    Regular Highways: $262,000
    Health - Other: $148,000
    Parking Facilities: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,666,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,966,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,424,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,741,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,683,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $332,000
    Interest Earnings: $149,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $226,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000
    Parking Facilities: $55,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,490,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $19,863,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,221,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,581,000
    Other License: $30,000
    Amusements License: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,888,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $29,018,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $24,094,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $13,862,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,142,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,819,000
    Police Protection: $8,289,000
    Financial Administration: $5,955,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,980,000
    General - Other: $3,683,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,652,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,556,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,131,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,209,000
    Regular Highways: $262,000
    Health - Other: $148,000
    Parking Facilities: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,666,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,966,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,424,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,741,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,683,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $332,000
    Interest Earnings: $149,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $226,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000
    Parking Facilities: $55,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,490,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $19,863,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,221,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,581,000
    Other License: $30,000
    Amusements License: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,888,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $29,018,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $24,094,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $13,862,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,142,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,819,000
    Police Protection: $8,289,000
    Financial Administration: $5,955,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,980,000
    General - Other: $3,683,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,652,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,556,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,131,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,209,000
    Regular Highways: $262,000
    Health - Other: $148,000
    Parking Facilities: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,666,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,966,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,424,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,741,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,683,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $332,000
    Interest Earnings: $149,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $226,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000
    Parking Facilities: $55,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,490,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $19,863,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,221,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,581,000
    Other License: $30,000
    Amusements License: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,888,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $29,018,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $24,094,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $13,862,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,142,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,819,000
    Police Protection: $8,289,000
    Financial Administration: $5,955,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,980,000
    General - Other: $3,683,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,652,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,556,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,131,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,209,000
    Regular Highways: $262,000
    Health - Other: $148,000
    Parking Facilities: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,666,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,966,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,424,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,741,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,683,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $332,000
    Interest Earnings: $149,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $226,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000
    Parking Facilities: $55,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,490,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $19,863,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,221,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,581,000
    Other License: $30,000
    Amusements License: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,888,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,260
  • Number of aged recipients: 190
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,070
  • Number of recipients under 18: 527
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,390
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 343
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 704
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,057
Most common first names in Monroe County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John48173.3 years
William42674.2 years
Mary37381.0 years
Robert31070.4 years
George27575.9 years
Helen26381.0 years
Charles25576.0 years
Joseph23974.0 years
James23371.4 years
Margaret23179.5 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27777.1 years
Miller20374.3 years
Williams9378.3 years
Heller7476.5 years
Cramer6574.7 years
Kresge6178.9 years
Labar5776.8 years
Bush5678.4 years
Jones5369.0 years
Lee5275.9 years
Businesses in Monroe County, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets18
AT&T2Maurices1
Ace Hardware1Mazda1
Advance Auto Parts3McDonald's5
Aeropostale1New Balance3
Arby's1Nike7
Baskin-Robbins1OfficeMax1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster2Pac Sun1
Burger King4Panera Bread1
CVS7Payless2
Carson Pirie Scott1Penske3
Chevrolet2PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Pizza Hut3
DHL1Quality2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack5
Days Inn1Raymour & Flanigan1
Deb1Rite Aid5
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts7SAS Shoes1
Fashion Bug1Sears2
FedEx7Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks1
GNC6Subaru1
GameStop2Subway8
H&R Block4Super 82
Hilton1T-Mobile7
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
Honda1Target1
Hyundai1The Room Place2
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jones New York2Toys"R"Us1
Journeys1True Value3
Justice1U-Haul13
KFC3UPS16
Kmart2Verizon Wireless3
Kroger2Victoria's Secret1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart2
LensCrafters1Wendy's3
Long John Silver's1YMCA1

Monroe County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"