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Monroe County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 166,314 (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: 273 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monroe County: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.7%), Educational, health and social services (21.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Monroe County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (70.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (12.0%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 82,114  (49.4%)
Females: 84,200  (50.6%)
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Monroe County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,536 ($46,257 in 1999)

This county:

$55536
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $874 (lower quartile is $683, upper quartile is $1,121)
This county:

$874
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $176,600 (it was $123,900 in 2000)
Monroe:

$176,600
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $124,900 - $244,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $209,917
Here:

$209,917
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $125,889
Here:

$125,889
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $178,490
Here:

$178,490
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $63,426
Here:

$63,426
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,263
Here:

$133,263
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $34,406
Here:

$34,406
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,707
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $604

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

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,489 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,714 (2.3%)

Monroe County household income distribution in 2009 Monroe County home values distribution Monroe County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.8%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.6% for Black residents, 19.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.4% for American Indian residents, 37.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.4% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.8%
Monroe County:

10.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Black residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for American Indian residents, 37.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.7% for other race residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 51 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 29 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

2012 air pollution in Monroe County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.9 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:

5.9%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,213
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,066 (63% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

5.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 910
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,001
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,038
  • 1980 to 1984: 648
  • 1975 to 1979: 743
  • 1970 to 1974: 883
  • 1970 to 1974: 582
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,261

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: 55,666
  • One, attached: 2,907
  • Two: 1,815
  • 3 or 4: 1,928
  • 5 to 9: 1,147
  • 10 to 19: 426
  • 20 or more: 607
  • Mobile homes: 3,045
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 40

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 25,202 (2,448 second mortgage, 3,357 home equity loan, 97 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,614

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

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:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1649): June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 2, 2005 to April 23, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1587): April 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1587, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1085): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • PennsylvaniaWinter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 4, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1015): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 17, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-400): July 17, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-400, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-340): June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (10%)
  • Poland (8%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (4%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Guyana (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County (%):

  • German (20%)
  • Italian (17%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Monroe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 48,289 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 8,100 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,915 (3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 117 (0%)
  • Railroad: 15 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 34 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 29 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,362 (2%)
  • Other means: 344 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,026 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $55,374.

5.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($281 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

1.94% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($13,005 average AGI)
3.38% relocated from other states ($30,115 average AGI)
Monroe County:

3.38%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Northampton County, PA  0.45% ($40,115 average AGI)
from Kings County, NY  0.32% ($53,566)
from Pike County, PA  0.29% ($27,328)
from Queens County, NY  0.27% ($48,555)
from Bronx County, NY  0.24% ($44,588)
from Carbon County, PA  0.18% ($33,706)
from New York County, NY  0.16% ($46,950)


5.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.41% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($14,096 average AGI)
3.50% relocated to other states ($25,442 average AGI)
Monroe County:

3.50%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Northampton County, PA  0.51% ($41,886 average AGI)
to Carbon County, PA  0.25% ($32,936)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.23% ($26,945)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.23% ($34,683)
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.20% ($30,802)
to Kings County, NY  0.20% ($37,164)
to Pike County, PA  0.18% ($35,899)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1526)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1436)
  • 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: 7438.100
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 120.810
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39828.85

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 994.890
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 775.570
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.04
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77.19

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.7
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: 166,052
  • In family households: 144,137 (31,317 male householders, 12,844 female householders)
    34,049 spouses, 51,912 children (48,188 natural, 1,262 adopted, 2,462 stepchildren), 3,381 grandchildren, 1,272 brothers or sisters, 2,036 parents, 1,864 other relatives, 4,040 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,915 (8,530 male householders (6,228 living alone)), 8,400 female householders (6,830 living alone)), 4,985 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,790 (953 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 17,136 2-persons, 10,316 3-persons, 9,285 4-persons, 4,581 5-persons, 1,759 6-persons, 1,084 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,058 1-person, 3,176 2-persons, 416 3-persons, 190 4-persons, 59 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

27,829 married couples with children.
6,508 single-parent households (1,937 men, 4,571 women).

90.0% of residents of Monroe County speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $804,025,000 ($5059 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:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 245
  • 2000 to 2004: 15,277
  • 1990 to 1999: 13,936
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,883
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,901
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,116
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,547
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,301
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,285
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 113
  • 3 rooms: 720
  • 4 rooms: 2,791
  • 5 rooms: 7,454
  • 6 rooms: 9,042
  • 7 rooms: 7,872
  • 8 rooms: 5,795
  • 9+ rooms: 4,938
  • 1 room: 158
  • 2 rooms: 540
  • 3 rooms: 1,738
  • 4 rooms: 2,563
  • 5 rooms: 2,226
  • 6 rooms: 1,738
  • 7 rooms: 939
  • 8 rooms: 478
  • 9+ rooms: 332
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 639
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,857
  • 3 bedrooms: 20,238
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,191
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,778
  • no bedroom: 256
  • 1 bedroom: 2,175
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,759
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,511
  • 4 bedrooms: 814
  • 5+ bedrooms: 197
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,241
  • 1 vehicle: 9,747
  • 2 vehicles: 17,861
  • 3 vehicles: 6,981
  • 4 vehicles: 2,096
  • 5+ vehicles: 816
  • no vehicle: 1,240
  • 1 vehicle: 4,573
  • 2 vehicles: 3,711
  • 3 vehicles: 849
  • 4 vehicles: 231
  • 5+ vehicles: 108

58% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 27% lived in Pennsylvania.

Monroe County:

57.8%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 60093
  • Northeast: 58020
  • Midwest: 3326
  • South: 5531
  • West: 1840

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $103,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41.2%)
  • Electricity (36.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Wood (4.2%)
  • Coal or coke (4.1%)
  • Utility gas (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (42.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31.9%)
  • Utility gas (13.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.0%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,328
Here:

7.5%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 736
Here:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,165
Here:

16.4%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Monroe County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $79,000
    General Public Buildings: $23,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $21,874,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,866,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,999,000
    Police Protection: $5,951,000
    Financial Administration: $4,450,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,396,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,526,000
    General - Other: $2,515,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,599,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,086,000
    General Public Buildings: $979,000
    Parks and Recreation: $778,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $580,000
    Regular Highways: $350,000
    Health - Other: $140,000
    Parking Facilities: $71,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $15,832,000
    Corporate Bonds: $4,066,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,441,000
    Benefit Payments: $879,000
    Withdrawals: $266,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,894,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $731,000
    Correctional Institutions: $169,000
    Financial Administration: $154,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $114,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $96,000
    Corrections - Other: $69,000
    Police Protection: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,567,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,812,000
    Parks and Recreation: $444,000
    Parking Facilities: $30,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,454,000
    From Parent Local Government: $1,444,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,015,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,923,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $19,240,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,959,000
    Highways: $231,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,363,000
    Individual Income: $37,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,512,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,208,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,134,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,830,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $9,827,000
    Total Other Securities: $5,225,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,916,000

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
Monroe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Monroe County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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+)"