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Borough of Stroudsburg
Settlement
Downtown Stroudsburg
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Monroe
Elevation 509 ft (155.1 m)
Coordinates 40°59′09″N 75°11′43″W / 40.98583°N 75.19528°W / 40.98583; -75.19528
Area 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 - land 1.76 sq mi (5 km2)
 - water 0.04 sq mi (0 km2), 2.22%
Population 6,674 (2010)
Density 3,245.1 /sq mi (1,252.9 /km2)
Mayor Charlie Baughman
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18360
Area code 570
Location of Stroudsburg in Monroe County
Location of Stroudsburg in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.borough.stroudsburg.pa.us

Stroudsburg is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located in the Poconos region of the state, approximately five miles (8 km) from the Delaware Water Gap, at the confluence of the Brodhead and Pocono Creeks. It is the county seat of Monroe County. Stroudsburg is part of the East Stroudsburg-Stroudsburg Microplitan area. It is the 7th largest micropolitan area in the United States with a population of 165,058. [1]

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Population

Currently Stroudsburg has an estimated population of about 6,674 people, an estimate from 2010. In 1900, 3,450 people inhabited Stroudsburg; in 1910, 4,379; in 1940, 6,186; in 2000, 5,756; and in 2008, 6,294 people were living here. The immediate greater Stroudsburg area, including Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg, Stroud Township, Hamilton Township, and Arlington Heights, has a population of about 50,000.

About the region and Stroudsburg

Stroudsburg is located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains and serves as the Monroe County seat. The Pocono region remains Pennsylvania’s biggest tourist attraction and has nearly $1 billion in economic impact with over 8 million visitors annually. Downtown Stroudsburg, serving as the Monroe County seat, is located just off Interstate 80. It is the only traditional downtown in the area. Downtown Stroudsburg is anchored by Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitters and is also home to more than 24 restaurants, 9 art galleries, 3 women’s clothing stores, several general merchandisers, many specialty shops, 2 hotels, 11 financial institutions and the core of the legal profession in Monroe County. There are 600 hotel rooms within 2 miles of Downtown Stroudsburg. Downtown Stroudsburg also features a wide tree lined Main Street with historically rich architecture, plenty of on street parking, several municipal parking lots, one parking garage and another on the drawing board. Currently the total trade area population is about 250,000. This includes all of Monroe, Pike Counties, as well as Northern Northampton County and Warren County New Jersey.

Downtown

Currently Downtown Stroudsburg is the commercial hub for the surrounding areas. Currently there are 30 specialty shops, about 30 restaurants, 10 banks and financial centers, 9 art galleries, and 8 churches. Downtown Stroudsburg is currently the anchor for the more and more modern shopping centers that are currently being built around the area, wanting to be in or near the historic downtown. Right now there also are these businesses: The MCAC Community Cultural Center,The Monroe County Historical Association, the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau, the East Stroudsburg University Business Accelerator, the Pocono Family YMCA, the US Post Office, the Monroe County Courthouse, the Monroe County Administration Center, the Largest Regional Police Force In Pennsylvania and, the Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce.

Downtown Stroudsburg reflects the rich and diverse culture of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Geography

Map of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania from 1884

Stroudsburg is located at 40°59′9″N 75°11′43″W / 40.98583°N 75.19528°W / 40.98583; -75.19528 (40.985764, -75.195352).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²).1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.67%) is water.

Stroudsburg is located 30 miles north of Easton and 53 miles southeast of Scranton.

Stroudsburg's elevation is 500 feet above sea level.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,756 people, 2,422 households, and 1,237 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,245.1 people per square mile (1,255.6/km²). There were 2,630 housing units at an average density of 1,482.7/sq mi (573.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 86.61% White, 40.1% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 2.26% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.95% of the population.

There were 2,422 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.8% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.9% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 15.0% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $32,409, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $31,952 versus $26,863 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,965. About 9.6% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Climate data for Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Record high °F (°C) 72
(22)
74
(23)
87
(31)
96
(36)
97
(36)
110
(43)
104
(40)
103
(39)
106
(41)
95
(35)
98
(37)
72
(22)
Average high °F (°C) 35
(1.7)
39
(3.9)
49
(9.4)
61
(16.1)
72
(22.2)
80
(26.7)
85
(29.4)
83
(28.3)
75
(23.9)
64
(17.8)
51
(10.6)
40
(4.4)
Average low °F (°C) 16
(-8.9)
17
(-8.3)
26
(-3.3)
36
(2.2)
46
(7.8)
55
(12.8)
59
(15)
58
(14.4)
50
(10)
38
(3.3)
30
(-1.1)
22
(-5.6)
Record low °F (°C) -25
(-32)
-21
(-29)
-14
(-26)
10
(-12)
24
(-4)
32
(0)
36
(2)
32
(0)
20
(-7)
14
(-10)
2
(-17)
-14
(-26)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.98
(101.1)
3.01
(76.5)
3.84
(97.5)
4.00
(101.6)
5.01
(127.3)
4.56
(115.8)
4.42
(112.3)
4.28
(108.7)
4.89
(124.2)
3.81
(96.8)
4.26
(108.2)
3.92
(99.6)
Source: {{{source}}} December 2, 2009

Media

Stroudsburg is currently part of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre media market. Although it does have a broadcasting Station licensed to Stroudsburg, 93.5 WSBG and its Broadcasting area is the Stroudsburg Area. Also WBRE, WNEP and, WYOU all have news beureaus in Downtown Stroudsburg. The Pocono Record Newspaper newspaper has its Headquarters in Stroudsburg as well.

Transportation

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Transit

The Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA) serves Monroe County with five bus routes. Stroudsburg is served by MCTA's Blue and Red Routes. All five of the authority's routes have their hub at The Stroud Mall, jut northwest of the borough on SR611 in adjacent Stroud Township. Connections to other MCTA routes are provided at the Stroud Mall.[4]

Notable Current and Former Residents

Public education

The Borough is served by the Stroudsburg Area School District. Within this district there are five neighborhood elementary (K-2) schools: Arlington Heights Elementary, B.F. Morey Elementary, Clearview Elementary, Hamilton Elementary, and Ramsey Elementary. There are four other schools within the district: Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School (3-4), Stroudsburg Middle School (5-7), Stroudsburg Junior High School (8-9), and Stroudsburg High School (10-12). The athletic teams for Stroudsburg High School are called the Mountaineers, and the school colors are maroon and white.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.gomcta.com/schedules.htm

5."Downtown Stroudsburg" -http://www.stroudsburg.net/


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