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Effort, Pennsylvania

Effort, / Mt Effort Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Effort is located in Pennsylvania
Effort is located in the US
Coordinates: 40°56′21″N 75°26′06″W / 40.93917°N 75.43500°W / 40.93917; -75.43500
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Monroe
 • Total 5.060 sq mi (13.11 km2)
 • Land 5.046 sq mi (13.07 km2)
 • Water 0.014 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 778 ft (237 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,269
 • Density 450/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 18330
Area code(s) 570
GNIS feature ID 1174036[3]

Effort, also known as Mount Effort, is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Effort is located along Pennsylvania Route 115 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of Brodheadsville. Effort has a post office with ZIP code 18330.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,269.[2]

A post office called Effort has been in operation since 1850.[5] According to tradition, the community was named for the considerable "effort" it took townspeople to agree on a name for the place.[6]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Effort". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  6. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 42.