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Long Pond, Pennsylvania
|Elevation||1,873 ft (571 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||570 and 272|
|GNIS feature ID||1204053|
It is a sparsely populated, rural area. The population is racially diverse, and mostly married couples. At $180,000 the average home value here is a bit higher than average. The median age is 39. There are 2,097 men and 2,059 women. The median age for men is 38 while for women the median age is 40.
It is primarily known as the location of Pocono Raceway, a track which hosts two annual NASCAR Cup Series races, the Pocono 400 in early June and the Gander Outdoors 400 in late July, the IndyCar Series event ABC Supply 500 in August, and other events.
The climate of Long Pond PA is variable, and ecosystems vary considerably. Ecosystems range from glacial till barrens habitat, known for frost pockets and globally rare flowering species and associated insects. Mixed hardwood deciduous forests and vast peat bog swamps. Frost pockets can occur in this region in typically frost free months of June, July, and August.
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