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Monroe County, Pennsylvania

US county information
NameMonroe County
StatePennsylvania
SeatStroudsburg
Largest cityEast Stroudsburg
US Area
Total Area617 sq mi (1598 km2)
Land Area608 sq mi (1574.7 km2)
Water Area9 sq mi (23.3 km2)
Population169842 (2010)
Density107.8/km2 (279.2/sq mi)
FoundedApril 1, 1836

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Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Named in honor of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, the county is located in the east of the state, along its border with New Jersey. As of 2010, the population was 169,842. Its county seat is Stroudsburg. The county is home to East Stroudsburg University. Monroe County is one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Pennsylvania. Not only has the population increased by nearly 20 percent, but the commercial retail has grown a lot as well. There are many new shopping centers and even more are planned and are currently being planned at this time.


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