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Time Zone: Monroe County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Stroudsburg is the Seat for Monroe County.

Monroe County was founded April 1, 1896. Monroe was created by taking area from Northampton and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 138,687 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Monroe represented 1.13% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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
2000138,687The Last Census

More information can be found on the Monroe County Census Page for Monroe County.


Below are some of the communities located in Monroe County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Monroe County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
East Stroudsburg   10,4119,8885.29% increase  
Stroudsburg   6,3975,75611.14% increase  
Mount Pocono   2,9392,7427.18% increase  
Delaware Water Gap   7767444.3% increase  

Websites for Monroe County

Official Website:   www.co.monroe.pa.us/

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

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