Monroe County PA Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

Monroe County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 172,773
Population in Households 168,957
Population in Familes 141,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,816
Population Density1 284
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 61,500
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 44,157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 81,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,222 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,278 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,231 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $213,067
Average Home Value $241,990


Median Household Income $59,393
Average Household Income $74,452
Per Capita Income $26,986
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.1%
Households 0.11% 0.03%
Families 0.0% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Monroe County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 72nd
Population Density1 # 20 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 3 97th
Median Household Income # 10 87th
Per Capita Income # 22 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.