East Stroudsburg is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 10,140 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, East Stroudsburg is the 114th largest community in Pennsylvania.
East Stroudsburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, East Stroudsburg is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Stroudsburg who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), sales jobs (10.75%), and food service (8.16%).
East Stroudsburg is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the East Stroudsburg area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps East Stroudsburg maintain a good economy.
The overall education level of East Stroudsburg is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.57% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in East Stroudsburg in 2010 was $18,104, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,416 for a family of four. However, East Stroudsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
East Stroudsburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call East Stroudsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Stroudsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. East Stroudsburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.77% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Stroudsburg include Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in East Stroudsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.