Stroudsburg Pennsylvania Overview and Crime Rate Statistics
Stroudsburg is a borough in Monroe County in Pennsylvania, United States. It is in the Poconos region which is approximately five miles from the Delaware Water Gap. It is located in northeastern Pennsylvania. This also has a County seat of Monroe County. This city is a part of East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is again, in turn, a part of the New York combines statistical area. Stroudsburg was first to lead by Jacob Stroud in 1799. It was his family that founded Stroudsburg in the middle of 1700s.
Stroudsburg Pennsylvania Population
As calculated in 2010 the estimated population of Stroudsburg is around 6,674 people. There has been a steady growth in the population living here ever since the 1900s. The greater Stroudsburg area is made up of Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg along with Stroud Township, Arlington Heights, and Hamilton Township which altogether have a population of 50,000.
In the official census of 2000, the total population here was 5756 people, 2422 households, and 1237 families. The density of population calculated here was 3,245.1 people per square mile, and the average density of household units was 1482.7 per square mile.
Of the total households, there were 25.1% that lived with children who were under the age of 18 and 34.8% were married couples that lived together. A total of 13% were female only households that did not have a husband present, and about 48.9% were nonfamilies. There were a total of 34.8% households that were made up of individuals. For every 100 females, there were 86.8 males.
The median income of a household her was $32,409 and the median income of a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $31,952 while the median income of females here was $26,863. The per capita income in this city was $18,965. Around 9.6% of families here lie under the poverty line, and a total of 19.3% of the population lived under the poverty line.
Stroudsburg Pennsylvania crime rate
With 31 crimes per one thousand residents, the crime rate here is considerably higher than the average crime rate in America. However, it is not the highest crime rate in America. The chance of an individual being victim to either a violent or property crime in the area is one in 32. According to the FBI crime data, Stroudsburg is not one of the safest cities to live in.
As compared to other cities in Pennsylvania Stroudsburg has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of them. It is also to look at the crime rate here as compared to the crime rates in other cities with similar populations. In this regard, the crime rate here is only a little bit higher than the average. That said Stroudsburg lies in the middle of the pack regarding crimes in communities of similar populations.
It is also necessary to understand whether violent or property crimes contribute more to this crime rate. This can only be done by comparing the two individually. Regarding property crimes, Stroudsburg has a rate of 29 per thousand residents. Therefore the chance of a resident being victim to a property crime such as motor vehicle theft, larceny, burglary, or arson in Stroudsburg is one in 35.
On the other hand while considering violent crimes such as murder, aggravated assault, or armed robbery the crime rate here is 3 per one thousand. According to the analysis Stroudsburg has a higher rate of violent crimes as compared to any other city with a similar population. The chance of an individual being victim to a violent crime in Stroudsburg is one in 387.