Introduction to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is 26 miles N of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 56 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Monroe county and has a population of 5,756.

Stroudsburg History

White settlers arrived in this area in the early 1700s. Prior to that, the region was home to tribes of Native Americans. Peter LeBar was the first settler to build a home in the present-day territory of Stroudsburg in 1730. In 1756, Fort Hamilton was constructed, and Jacob Stroud settled in the area in 1760. He built Fort Penn which became home to hundreds of people following the Wyoming Massacre in 1778. Stroud started selling lots in the region in 1779, and established a settlement which was eventually named "Stroudsburg" in his honor. In 1810, his son, Daniel Stroud, laid out the town, which was incorporated in 1837.

Stroudsburg and Nearby Attractions

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

Things To Do In Stroudsburg

Stroud Mansion, which was constructed by Jacob Stroud in 1795, is a place of historic interest in Stroudsburg. The town is also home to the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. This museum offers conducted tours and features artifacts reflecting the life of Pennsylvania Dutch people who lived in the area during the 18th and 19th centuries. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which occupies almost 70,000 acres in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, preserves 40 miles of the Delaware River. Hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, swimming, biking, camping, and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Tobyhanna State Park, Gouldsboro State Park, and Big Pocono State Park. Popular destinations like Wild West City, Rutgers Gardens, and Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, are also close by.

Stroudsburg Transportation

The closest major airport is Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Stroudsburg Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Centenary College, Lafayette College, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, and Warren County Community College.


Total Population 5,528
Male Share of the Population 54.6%
Female Share of the Population 45.4%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,355
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 32.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $27,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $4,675
Median Earnings With High School Degree $12,276


Median Family Income $37,875
% Above Poverty Level 65.2%
% Below Poverty Level 34.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 18.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.9%


People Living Alone 38.8%
Median Gross Rent $934
Median House Value $193,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 14.3%

Stroudsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles N of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 18360
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.986
Longitude -75.195

Stroudsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.2 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
Distance 20.9 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
Distance 25.7 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 9,773 $55,821

Stroudsburg Public Libraries

Eastern Monroe Public Library
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
(570) 421-0800
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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Historic Stroudsburg


Monroe County Court house c1905.

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Monroe County Court house c1905.

Broadheads Bridge c1905.

Main Street c1905.

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