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Monroe County

Monroe County, Pennsylvania

"Mountains of Opportunity"


Monroe County is one of four counties located in the Pocono Mountains Region, which also includes Carbon, Pike and Wayne counties.

For many recent decades, Monroe County was one of the fastest-growing counties in the state of Pennsylvania, partially due to tourism. The population increased by over 70% from 1990 to 2010, and the commercial and retail sectors expanded significantly.

Though the region has been a center of hospitality and tourism for decades, its economy has developed key industry sectors that include technologically driven manufacturing, life sciences and logistics.


The region offers a lower-cost location advantage between New York City and Philadelphia, and educated workforce and lifestyle opportunities that leverage the region’s abundant outdoor recreation.

Monroe County Resources


Monroe County, PA

Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation

Pocono Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau

Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce

Download The Guide to Doing Business in Monroe County, PA

This detailed guide can help you learn what you need to know to both launch and sustain your business in Monroe County Pennsylvania!


Download The Pocono Mountains Economic Development Guide

Learn more about doing business in the the Pocono Mountains Region by checking out the 2018/2019 edition.

Monroe County Attractions

Camelback Mountain Resort

Kalahari Resorts Pocono

Great Wolf Lodge

Delaware Water Gap

Mount Airy Casino Resort

Malibu Dude Ranch

Pocono Raceway

Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park


As of July 2015, there were three resorts in Monroe County, PA with indoor water parks: Great Wolf Lodge, Aquatopia at Camelback Resort, and Kalahari Resort.


Monroe County Stats


Population: 167,881

Cities: Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Tobyhanna, Delware Water Gap, Mount Pocono, Saylorsburg

Current Unemployment Rate: 4.9%

Civilian Labor Force: 80,800

Per Capita Income: $39,104

Median Household Income: $58,980

Major Employers: Tobyhanna Army Depot, Sanofi Pasteur

Total Employer Establishments: 3,372

Mean Commute Time: 38.6 Minutes

Location: New York City, 1.5 hour drive / Philadelphia, 1 hour drive

Access: Easy access to I-80 and I-380. Route 33 is the direct corridor between Monroe County and the Lehigh Valley.

Updated as of July 2018.

Penn's Northeast's Monroe County Partner



Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation

701 Main Street, Suite 407 Stroudsburg, PA 18360

(570) 839-1992 / (877) 736-7700

Find Available Commercial Real Estate in Monroe County on our Property Search Database!


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