Stroudsburg, PA
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Stroudsburg is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,444 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Stroudsburg is the 257th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Stroudsburg was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Stroudsburg is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stroudsburg is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stroudsburg who work in sales jobs (14.27%), management occupations (12.10%), and maintenance occupations (10.28%).

Also of interest is that Stroudsburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For a small borough, Stroudsburg has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Stroudsburg exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In terms of college education, Stroudsburg is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.92% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Stroudsburg in 2010 was $19,960, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,840 for a family of four. Stroudsburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.83% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Stroudsburg is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Stroudsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stroudsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Stroudsburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.73% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stroudsburg include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

Stroudsburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.36%.

The most common language spoken in Stroudsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.