Monroe, Pennsylvania

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Comparative Profile of Monroe, Pennsylvania

Comparing Monroe to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 3
Racial Diversity 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Monroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Juniata
Standard Zip Codes 17014
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.65
Longitude -77.1

Monroe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Distance 37.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
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Monroe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 514 100%
Male 258 50.2%
Female 256 49.8%
Under 18 138 26.8%
18+ 376 73.2%
65+ 76 14.8%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.87
White 499 97.1%
African-American 2 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 3 0.6%
Mixed Race 8 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.6%

Estimated Monroe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 496
Growth -18
Growth % -3.5%

Monroe Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 22.9%
English 16.8%
Irish 14.1%
US/American 8.6%
Italian 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Polish 5.2%
Scottish 3.7%
Welsh 3.7%
Dutch 3.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
British 1.8%
Austrian 1.2%
Croatian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Slavic 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Monroe 514 $43,125
Beavertown 870 $43,088
Liverpool 876 $43,036
Middleburg 1,382 $36,944
Millersburg 2,562 $44,327
Millerstown 679 $53,173
Thompsontown 711 $35,938
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