Monroe, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2022: 485 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 234  (48.3%)
Females: 251  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.9 years

Zip codes: 18832.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $53,969 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Monroe:

$53,969
PA:

$71,798

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $35,063 (it was $18,242 in 2000)

Monroe borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $186,350 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Monroe:

$186,350
PA:

$245,500

Median gross rent in 2022: $790.

March 2022 cost of living index in Monroe: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 7.3%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Monroe, PA (2022)
    • 54197.1%White alone
    • 30.5%Asian alone
    • 20.4%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Hispanic

Races in Monroe detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Monroe, Pennsylvania as of April 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Monroe is 133 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (34.7%), Irish (22.0%), German (10.7%), Dutch (6.0%), Italian (6.0%), Polish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/19/1855

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 745 people per square mile   (low).

Monroe, Pennsylvania map

2 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.4%
Pennsylvania:

7.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,685 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,290 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (36.3 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (116.0 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (137.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Towanda borough, PA (2.1 miles ),
New Albany borough, PA (2.8 miles ),
Burlington, PA (2.9 miles),
Wyalusing borough, PA (3.4 miles ),
Rome borough, PA (3.5 miles ),
Bethel, PA (3.6 miles ),
Dushore borough, PA (3.7 miles ),
Greens Landing, PA (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 41.71 N, Longitude: 76.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Monroe, PA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Monroe, PA in 2022
Monroe satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.6%
Pennsylvania:

2.9%
Most common industries in Monroe, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Chemicals (7.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.5%)
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Social assistance (10.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Food (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Monroe, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.2%)
  • Child care workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Child care workers (8.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)

Average climate in Monroe, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 54.5. This is better than average.

City:

54.5
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 1.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.53
U.S.:

5.11
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 36.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.02. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.02
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Monroe-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Monroe borough center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 tornado 22.9 miles away from the borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 274.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 189.0 miles away from the city 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 203.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 239.1 miles away from the city 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 98.3 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 237.1 miles away from Monroe center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clarion County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monroe topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Monroe:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC TOWANDA Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; TOWANDA, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monroe:

  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Mansfield, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,826)
  • Misericordia University (about 37 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 37 miles; Vestal, NY; FT enrollment: 15,096)
  • SUNY Broome Community College (about 42 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,969)
  • Corning Community College (about 42 miles; Corning, NY; FT enrollment: 3,036)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 44 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 44 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Monroe Hose Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Clarion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

70.0%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

8.6%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Monroe:

Marital status in Monroe, PA
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Monroe:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Monroe
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Monroe, PA (based on Clarion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,0798
Mainline Protestant8,04857
Evangelical Protestant5,12142
Other1664
None17,574-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
This county:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Here:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
This county:

10.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clarion County:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

41.2%
Pennsylvania:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

14.0%
Pennsylvania:

20.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.2%
Pennsylvania:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.8%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Monroe:

83.4%
Pennsylvania:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Monroe, PA Residents

Monroe government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($53.61)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($51.55)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($39.18)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($32.99)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($26.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $7,000 ($14.43)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($14.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($10.31)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($10.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($6.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,000 ($37.11)

Monroe government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,000 ($2.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($2.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($26.80)
    Other: $10,000 ($20.62)
  • Tax - Property: $67,000 ($138.14)
    Individual Income: $47,000 ($96.91)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,000 ($10.31)

Monroe government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,000 ($101.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,000 ($70.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000 ($30.93)

Monroe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $445,000 ($917.53)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monroe:

  • WTTC (1550 AM; 0 kW; TOWANDA, PA; Owner: WATS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WATS (960 AM; 5 kW; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WATS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; OWEGO, NY; Owner: TIOGA MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLNL (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWLZ (820 AM; 4 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monroe:

  • WTTC-FM (95.3 FM; TOWANDA, PA; Owner: WATS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHGL-FM (100.3 FM; CANTON, PA; Owner: CANTROAIR COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTT (94.7 FM; TIOGA, PA; Owner: EUROPA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAAL (99.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCII (88.5 FM; SPENCER, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WENY-FM (92.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WSKG-FM (89.3 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB.TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WMXW (103.3 FM; VESTAL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIH (90.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W263AG (100.5 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: DBA COVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Monroe:

  • W25AQ (Channel 25; TOWANDA, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA EDUC'L. TV ASSN.)
  • W69CE (Channel 69; TOWANDA, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W10CP (Channel 10; TOWANDA, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WETM-TV (Channel 18; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W52CE (Channel 52; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBNG-TV (Channel 12; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WENY-TV (Channel 36; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: LILLY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • Monroe, Pennsylvania
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents21
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Pennsylvania average
  • Fatal accident count15339
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents23702
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons5583
  • Fatalities16806
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents38059
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1921
See more detailed statistics of Monroe fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 36.4mTotal length
  • $727,000Total costs
  • 12,535Total average daily traffic
  • 1,950Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,539Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Monroe, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Monroe, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Monroe)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Kellogg Mtn 6 Mi S (Lat: 41.680639 Lon: -76.479667), Call Sign: KGD31,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.7800 MHz, Grant Date: 07/28/2022, Expiration Date: 08/25/2032, Certifier: Steven F Lux, Registrant: Fehlc, Inc, 76 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308, Phone: (330) 436-2208, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Monroe, PA
  • 52.4%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Electricity
  • 10.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Coal or coke
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Monroe, PA
  • 44.6%Utility gas
  • 26.2%Electricity
  • 18.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.8%Wood


Monroe compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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