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Overview

Introduction to East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in Monroe county, is 27 miles N of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 55 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town has a population of 9,888.

East Stroudsburg History

Daniel Brodhead settled in East Stroudsburg in 1737 and is credited for establishing the community which was known at that time as "Dansbury". By 1755, it was a large frontier settlement. On December 11, 1755, a group of Native Indians attacked Daniel Brodhead's home and burned down the barns and outbuildings. The Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad established a station and the community was subsequently christened "East Stroudsburg".

East Stroudsburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
  • Warren County Historical Society Museum
  • Stroud Mansion
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Big Pocono State Park
  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

Things To Do In East Stroudsburg

Stroud Mansion, built in 1795 by Col. Jacob Stroud, is a local historic site. Lebanon Museum houses historically significant exhibits inside a former schoolhouse. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm features artifacts which relay the life of descendants of the Pennsylvania Dutch family. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a nature preserve which stretches along 40 miles of the Delaware River. Tobyhanna State Park, Stephens State Park, Big Pocono State Park, and Gouldsboro State Park offer opportunities to enjoy hiking, horseback-riding, boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and picnicking.

East Stroudsburg Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

East Stroudsburg Higher Education

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is located in the town of East Stroudsburg. Northampton Community College - Monroe Campus, Centenary College, and Warren County Community College are the other colleges nearby.

People

Total Population 9,773
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,104
Age of the Population 25

Families

% of people married 24.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.6%
Median Earnings25+ $34,756
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,192
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,712

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,821
% Above Poverty Level 77.4%
% Below Poverty Level 22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,032
Median House Value $173,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 13.4%

East Stroudsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles N of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 18301
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.999
Longitude -75.181

East Stroudsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STROUDSBURG
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station NEWTON ST PAULS ABBEY
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Station LONG VALLEY
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bangor 5,256 $52,042
Delaware Water Gap 704 $57,083
East Bangor 1,233 $60,000

East Stroudsburg Hospitals

POCONO MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
206 E BROWN ST
(717) 421-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 14

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