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    Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA Local Information

    Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, is the closest town to the Depot, with about 6,000 people, in Monroe County, which has a population of about 170,000 people. Populations in most Pennsylvania counties tend to be spread out in a number of small and medium sized communities. Other nearby communities include Gouldsboro (1,000), Stroudsburg (6,000), Mount Pocono (3,000), and East Stroudsburg (12,000). The nearest city to Tobyhanna Army Depot is Scranton (setting of the TV show The Office), with about 76,000 people, and Wilkes-Barre ("Wilksberry") with about 41,000 people.

    It is about 2 miles from downtown Tobyhanna to the Depot, taking five minutes or so to commute, but the area is a bit spread out and travel times can vary depending on where off base housing is found and weather conditions. The average commute in Monroe County is about 40 minutes (mainly because commuters go to Scranton from somewhere in Monroe County).

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Monroe County area ranges from $700 to $1300 per month, with a median of about $1250 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Monroe County in the last few years was about $203,000, compared to $165,000 for Pennsylvania.

    Short Description of the Area: Tobyhanna is a small community in Monroe County, a small county, in northeast Pennsylvania. This area is in the Poconos Mountains region, a hilly and low mountainous area with a busy winter skiing season and summer camp season. The low mountains are generally green and lightly wooded, and the valleys often fields where they are not woods. Northeast Pennsylvania is outside of the Pennsylvania Dutch area, but south and of Monroe County one can encounter the Pennsylvania Dutch, including Amish and other groups who have rejected modern ways.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a humid climate with a full four seasons. Winter temperatures range from the low 30s to high teens, and summer temperatures range from the low 80s to low 60s. Summers are humid and warm to hot, with regular but not constant rain, 2.5-4" per month and occasional thunderstorms. Winters generally snowy, with 7-12" of snow per month.