Monroe County PUMA, PA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
168,128
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.5
0.462% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
7.02% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,656
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$221,100
21.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
76,653
0.401% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Monroe County PUMA, PA had a population of 168k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $80,656. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Monroe County PUMA, PA stayed from 168,128 to 168,128, a 0% change and its median household income grew from $72,679 to $80,656, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), White (Hispanic) (7.43%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.56%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.14%).

16.1% of the households in Monroe County PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Monroe County PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe County PUMA, PA are East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (1,383 degrees awarded in 2022), CDE Career Institute (451495) (141 degrees), and The Beauty Institute (62 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Monroe County PUMA, PA was $221,100, and the homeownership rate was 78.7%.

Most people in Monroe County PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 39.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Monroe County PUMA, PA is home to a population of 168k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.98% of Monroe County PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (16.8k people).

In 2022, there were 4.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Monroe County PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Monroe County PUMA, PA are Spanish (15,081 households), Polish (2,324 households), and Arabic (635 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
83,857
Women
49.9%
84,248
Men
50.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 168,105 inhabitants, with 50.1% men, and 49.9% women.

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Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Monroe County PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County PUMA, PA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 676
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    22.3k ± 832
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 1.29k
17.8%
Hispanic Population
30k people

In 2022, there were 4.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Monroe County PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.8% of the people in Monroe County PUMA, PA are hispanic (30k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Ecuador
    1,666 ± 997 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    1,645 ± 991 people
  3. Poland
    1,163 ± 834 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Monroe County PUMA, PA was Ecuador, the natal country of 1,666 Monroe County PUMA, PA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 1,645 and Poland with 1,163.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.8k people
10.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.3k people

As of 2022, 9.98% of Monroe County PUMA, PA residents (16.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe County PUMA, PA was 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    15,081 households (9.41%)
  2. Polish
    2,324 households (1.45%)
  3. Arabic
    635 households (0.396%)

16.1% of the households in Monroe County PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Monroe County PUMA, PA was Spanish. 9.41% of the households in Monroe County PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,540 ± 519
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,322 ± 491
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,215 ± 280

Monroe County PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Monroe County PUMA, PA employs 76.7k people. The largest industries in Monroe County PUMA, PA are Construction (5,199 people), Elementary & secondary schools (5,059 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,113 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($141,608), Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($127,967), and Other health care services ($125,784).

Males in Monroe County PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,280. The income inequality in Monroe County PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
35,550
Women
47.2%
39,736
Men
52.8%

The workforce of Monroe County PUMA, PA in 2020 was 75,286 people, with 47.2% woman, and 52.8% men.

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Occupations

76.7k
2022 Value
0.401%
1 Year growth
± 0.401%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 0.401%, from 76.3k employees to 76.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County PUMA, PA, are Retail salespersons (2,626 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,392 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,158 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.7k
2022 Value
0.401%
1 Year growth
± 0.401%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 0.401%, from 76.3k employees to 76.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County PUMA, PA, are Construction (5,199 people), Elementary & secondary schools (5,059 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,113 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Monroe County PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,667
Median earning men ± $3,046
$34,335
Median earning women ± $1,383

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,620), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,722), and Information ($74,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($54,808), Public Administration ($51,708), and Wholesale Trade ($44,827).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Monroe County PUMA, PA awarded 1,586 degrees. The student population of Monroe County PUMA, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,242 male students and 3,222 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County PUMA, PA are White (939 and 59.9%), followed by Black or African American (297 and 19%), Hispanic or Latino (210 and 13.4%), and Two or More Races (54 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Monroe County PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (1,383 and 87.2%), CDE Career Institute (451495) (141 and 8.89%), and The Beauty Institute (62 and 3.91%).

The most popular majors in Monroe County PUMA, PA are General Business Administration & Management (109 and 6.87%), Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (86 and 5.42%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (76 and 4.79%).

The median tuition cost in Monroe County PUMA, PA for a public four year colleges is $7,716 for in-state students and $15,432 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Monroe County PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,464 (41% men and 59% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,464 students enrolled in Monroe County PUMA, PA, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,919 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 76 degrees awarded
  2. 67 degrees awarded
  3. 84 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Monroe County PUMA, PA was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 76 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,383 degrees awarded
  2. 141 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania with 1,383 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 530 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe County PUMA, PA, which is 0.502 times less than the 1,056 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 939 degrees mean that there were 3.16 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 297 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,716) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,971) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,364) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.883% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.818% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Monroe County PUMA, PA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (49.5k), Some college (27.9k), and Bachelors Degree (20.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County PUMA, PA was $221,100 in 2022, which is 0.784 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $182,000 to $221,100, a 21.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County PUMA, PA is 78.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Monroe County PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 39.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe County PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monroe County PUMA, PA is $80,656. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Monroe County PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

Property

$221,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,532
$46,524
Median Property Taxes
±$1,692

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Rent vs Own

78.7%
Homeownership
2022
60.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.7% of the housing units in Monroe County PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

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Household Income

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$80,656
Median Household Income
± $2,560
59.1k
Number of Households
± 2,121

In 2022, the median household income of the 59.1k households in Monroe County PUMA, PA grew to $80,656 from the previous year's value of $72,679.

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Wage Distribution

0.436
2022 Wage GINI in Monroe County PUMA, PA
0.434
2021 Wage GINI in Monroe County PUMA, PA

In 2022, the income inequality in Monroe County PUMA, PA was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.315% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Monroe County PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Monroe County PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.01%)

In 2022, 73.7% of workers in Monroe County PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (9.01%).

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Commute Time

39.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County PUMA, PA have a longer commute time (39.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 14.9% of the workforce in Monroe County PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County PUMA, PA (18.7k out of 165k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County PUMA, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Monroe County PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 50.1% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.54%
Uninsured
50.1%
Employer Coverage
16.2%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County PUMA, PA declined by 8.07% from 7.11% to 6.54%.

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