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Mount Pocono - Monroe county

Population 2,742

Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania

Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, in Monroe county, is 25 miles SE of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 67 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. There are an estimated 2,742 people in the town.

The People and Families of Mount Pocono

In Mount Pocono, about 54% of adults are married.

Approximately 18% of Mount Pocono is non-white. In Pennsylvania, Mount Pocono is known for its racial diversity.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Mount Pocono had a median family income of $48,700. It's worth mentioning that smart, educated people feel at home in Mount Pocono.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 race for President, George W. Bush was the top recipient of campaign contributions ($450) in Mount Pocono. Party contributions tended to flow to the Republican team.

Mount Pocono Housing

Approximately 65% of housing in Mount Pocono is owner-occupied. The town sports a large amount of seasonal housing, typically for vacation or part-time use. Mount Pocono contains many homes that have been built in recent years. Property taxes are a bit high in the town, which may indicate the community's investment in its schools and infrastructure.

Commuting

In Mount Pocono, 88% of commuters drive to work. One way to meet people in Mount Pocono is to try the public transportation system.
Mount Pocono Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population2,742100%
Male1,31247.8%
Female1,43052.2%
Under 1875527.5%
18+1,98772.5%
65+38314%
Median Age36.1 
Average Family Size3.19 
White2,24781.9%
African-American29710.8%
Asian250.9%
American Indian & Alaskan40.1%
Other973.5%
Mixed Race722.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above)27810.1%
Median Family Income (1999)$48,700 
Population In Poverty28410.4%
Mount Pocono Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)20.1%
Italian19.4%
German15%
Irish14.2%
Polish6.4%
English4.3%
US/American3%
Norwegian1.8%
Welsh1.6%
Jamaican1.2%
Egyptian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
French (except Basque)1%
Scottish0.9%
Russian0.9%
Slovak0.8%
Lebanese0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Yugoslavian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Pennsylvania German0.5%
Danish0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Scotch-Irish0.5%
British West Indian0.4%
French Canadian0.4%
Eastern European0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Scandinavian0.2%
Maltese0.2%

  


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