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Monroe County, PA&

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Population
167,881
-0.27% decline
Median Age
41.8
Median Household Income
$57,365
-0.66% decline
Poverty Rate
12.5%
Number of Employees
76,767
2.07% growth
Median Property Value
$174,500
-4.7% decline

About the photo: Farm, hills and grasslands in rural Pennsylvania.

Economy

The economy of Monroe County, PA employs 76,767 people. The economy of Monroe County, PA is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.39; 1.37; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Monroe County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,260), Retail trade (9,850), and Accommodation & Food Service (7,734), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($77,582), Utilities ($57,361), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,654).

Median household income in Monroe County, PA is $57,365. Males in Monroe County, PA have an average income that is 0.97 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,372. The income inequality of Monroe County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Monroe County, PA. In Monroe County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,123. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.

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Diversity

Monroe County, PA is home to a population of 167,881 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe County, PA is composed of 114,983 White residents (68.5%), 23,909 Hispanic residents (14.2%), 21,343 Black residents (12.7%), 3,640 Asian residents (2.17%), and 3,076 Two+ residents (1.83%). The most common foreign languages in Monroe County, PA are Spanish (13,991 speakers), Polish (1,836 speakers), and Other Indo-European (862 speakers), but compared to other places, Monroe County, PA has a relative high number of Polish (1,836 speakers), Other Indo-European (862 speakers), and Other Slavic (464 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Monroe County, PA awarded 1,638 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, PA is skewed towards females, with 688 male students and 950 female students. Most students in Monroe County, PA are White (1,159 and 70.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (142 and 8.67%), Unknown (131 and 8%), and Black or African American (110 and 6.72%). The largest universities in Monroe County, PA by number of graduates are East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (1,578 and 96.3%), Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology (43 and 2.63%), and CDE Career Institute (17 and 1.04%). The most popular majors in Monroe County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (153 and 9.3%), General Psychology (112 and 6.84%), and General Biological Sciences (78 and 4.76%). The median tuition costs in Monroe County, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,060 and $17,650 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, PA is $174,500, which is 0.9 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $183,100 to $174,500, a -4.7% increase. The homeownership rate of Monroe County, PA is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe County, PA have an average commute time of 36.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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