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The 2000 Census showed that Monroe County had a population of 138,687 people. This represented 1.13% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Monroe had a population of 166,355 people. This is an increase of 19.95% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010169,842+22.46%+2.1% since 2009
2009166,355+19.95%+0.49% since 2008
2008165,540+19.36%+0.53% since 2007
2007164,670+18.73%+1.09% since 2006
2006162,891+17.45%+1.7% since 2005
2005160,169+15.49%+2.17% since 2004
2004156,762+13.03%+2.46% since 2003
2003152,999+10.32%+3.18% since 2002
2002148,277+6.91%+3.29% since 2001
2001143,560+3.51%+3.51% since 2000
2000138,687The Last Census

Monroe County had 67,581 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Monroe County has a total area<3> of 617 square miles [1,599 km²]. Of this total, 608 square miles [1,576 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.44%) being water (8.92 square miles [23.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Monroe County had a population density of 227.9 people per square mile [88 people/km²], making it the state's 23rd most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Monroe County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Monroe and the state of Pennsylvania.

Click here for the Monroe County QuickFact (QF-42089).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Monroe County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
East StroudsburgQF-422187210,4119,8885.29%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Sussex (NJ)QF-34037   E151,118144,1664.82%
Warren (NJ)QF-34041   SE109,638102,4377.03%
CarbonQF-42025   SW63,86558,8028.61%
LackawannaQF-42069   NW208,801213,295-2.11%
LuzerneQF-42079   W312,845319,250-2.01%
NorthamptonQF-42095   S298,990267,06611.95%
PikeQF-42103   NE60,52946,30230.73%
WayneQF-42127   N51,33747,7227.58%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Monroe. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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