East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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|Borough of East Stroudsburg PA|
East Stroudsburg's borough hall
|Elevation||466 ft (142 m)|
|Area||2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)|
|- land||2.5 sq mi (6 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|- metro||176,567 µSA|
|Density||4,768.8 / sq mi (1,841.2 / km2)|
|Mayor||Armand Martineli |
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
East Stroudsburg is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located in the Poconos region of the state. Originally known as "Dansbury," East Stroudsburg was renamed for geographic reasons when the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad opened a station in town. It lies east of Stroudsburg and is somewhat more populous than that town. East Stroudsburg is the largest municipality in the East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area as designated by the 2010 US Census.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 History
- 4 Education
- 5 Sports
- 6 Health System
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority Project
- 9 Media
- 10 Notable people
- 11 Historical sites
- 12 References
- 13 External links
East Stroudsburg is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all of it land. When traveling west on Interstate 80, East Stroudsburg is the second town from the NJ-PA border on exit 308.(41.001442, -75.180111).
As of the census of 2010, there were 11,922 people, 3,145 households, and 1,855 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,445.6 people per square mile (1,330.2/km²). There were 3,331 housing units at an average density of 1,160.7 per square mile (448.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 87.79% White, 6.25% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.80% from other races,and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.56% of the population.
There were 3,331 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the borough the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 30.3% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $36,601, and the median income for a family was $44,044. Males had a median income of $34,764 versus $21,742 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,909. About 9.1% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.
The area of Stroudsburg was first permanently settled in 1737, when Daniel Broadhead received a warrant of 600 acres in Bucks County, now Monroe County along the east bank of the Analomink or Smithfield Creek; now named Brodhead Creek. An additional warrant for 150 acres on the west bank was given to Broadhead in 1750. Broadhead, a judge, was friendly with the local Indians, as well as with the Moravian missionaries who came to the area from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Pocono Snow is an American soccer team based in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 2008, the team plays in National Premier Soccer League, a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Eastern Keystone Division. The team plays its home games at Eiler-Martin Stadium on the campus of East Stroudsburg University, where they have played since 2009. The team's colors are orange, blue, and white.
Pocono Medical Center is a member of the Pocono Health System that manages five healthcare subsidiaries to collectively provide services to residents and visitors of Monroe County and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Pocono Medical Center began as General Hospital, and was founded in East Stroudsburg on Courtland Street in 1915.
Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport is located near East Stroudsburg, in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport serves East Stroudsburg and Monroe County and is owned by Robert Strenz. The paved runway extends for 3087 feet. The facility is at an elevation of 480 feet. The airport offers activities such as the Sky's the Limit Skydiving Center and a golf driving range.
The Monroe County Transit Authority serves Monroe County with five bus routes. Two of those routes, the Red and Yellow routes, serve East Stroudsburg. The Red route connects the central business district with adjacent Stroudsburg and Pocono Medical Center. The Yellow Route serves the Northern and Eastern portions of the borough, connecting them with the Stroud Mall, and the Marshall's Creek, PA area.
East Stroudsburg station formerly served East Stroudsburg, but no passenger train has stopped there since 1966. There are plans for the New Jersey Transit to run through and reopen this station. Most of this project however, is currently not funded. Only the MOS (Minimum Operable Segment) of the is project is being built so far, from where the Eastern end of the Lackawanna Cut-Off separates from the former Lackawanna RR main line to Andover, NJ. Track East from East Stroudsburg to Slateford Junction and the bridge over the Delaware River (the Western end of the Lackawanna Cut-Off) is still usable, although (in 2011) one bridge passing under Interstate Route 80 showed signs of corrosion due to highway salt runoff, so traffic was limited. Heading West from East Stroudsburg the former DL&W (Lackawanna) double-track mainline still has a usable single track through to Scranton. The Delaware Lackawanna Railroad operates local freight service over the line, and passenger excursions from Steamtown, USA (located in Scranton) are run to East Stroudsburg and to Delaware Water Gap.
Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority Project
Rail transportation plays an important part in the history of the borough and continues to have an impact today. The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority is a bi-county creation of both Lackawanna County and Monroe County to oversee the use of common rail freight lines in northeastern Pennsylvania, including one formerly owned by Conrail running from Scranton, through East Stroudsburg towards New Jersey, and the New York City market. There is an effort to re-establish rail passenger service via New Jersey Transit between Scranton and Hoboken, New Jersey by way of the Lackawanna Cut-Off, with connecting service into Manhattan. The first physical work of this project began in 2011, and track has been laid to the County Road 602 crossing as of April 2012 and is continuing west to Lake Lackawanna. For more information, see its Wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lackawanna_Cut-Off or the project page on New Jersey Transit's website at http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=Project019To To follow the progress of this project, visit its unofficial page at http://www.pennjerseyrail.org/
The Pocono Record is the newspaper for Monroe County. Its coverage area centers on Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg and includes the area's many small communities. The newspaper also covers parts of Pike, Lackawanna, Wayne and Carbon counties as well as areas of western New Jersey.
WESS at (90.3 FM) broadcasts from the Borough of East Stroudsburg as a service of East Stroudsburg University. Students and Faculty of the University provide programing often, and the station rebroadcasts BBC world service when live DJs are not available.
WSBG (93.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a soft adult contemporary format. Licensed to Stroudsburg, the station serves the Greater Stroudsburg area. The station is currently owned by Nassau Broadcasting Ii, LLC.
WHCY at (106.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Hit Radio format. It is owned by Clear Channel.
WKRF at 107.9 FM is a radio station simulcasting a Contemporary Hit Radio format from WKRZ-FM (98.5-Freeland/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton).
- Bob Dorough, Jazz pianist and author of many famous Schoolhouse Rock! songs
- Nellie McKay, American singer-songwriter, actor, and former stand-up comedienne
- Phil Woods, American jazz musician and composer. Co-founders of the famous annual Celebration of the Arts Festival
- Charlie Brenneman, Professional UFC MMA fighter
- Norman J. Kansfield, Former President of New Brunswick Theological Seminary
- James Mungro, Retired NFL Player, Indianapolis Colts
- Jimmy Terwilliger, 2005 Harlon Hill Trophy Winner. Former NFL Player
- Ken Parrish, Former NFL and UFL Player
- Keir Dillon, Professional Snowboarder, Burton Snowboards
- Austin Scott, Former NFL and CFL Player
- Lenny Kaye, Legendary American guitarist, Member of the Patti Smith Group
- Nastasia Scott, 4th placer of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 19
- Francis M. Craft, Famous missionary priest to the Sioux
- Sterling Boyd Strauser, Impressionist artist
- Barry Krammes, Olympic candidate for the javelin - Placed 10th
- East Stroudsburg Railroad Station (Date Listed: June 27, 1980) is an unused train station built in 1856 by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. The station served as the local stop for both East Stroudsburg and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The depot, known locally as the Dansbury Depot for the restaurant that used the building, is located on Analomink St near Kistler St Street in downtown East Stroudsburg. Passenger service ended in January 1970 with the discontinuance of the Hoboken-Chicago Lake Cities, the last long-distance passenger train operated by DL&W successor Erie Lackawanna.
- East Stroudsburg Armory (Date Listed: May 9, 1991) is located on Washington Street in downtown East Stroudsburg.
- Zion Lutheran Church (Date Listed: November 9, 1972)) is a historic church built in 1851 in eastern East Stroudsburg.
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- "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
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- New Jersey Transit. Njtransit.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-09.
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