About the Region
Stroudsburg is located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains and serves as the Monroe County seat. The Pocono region remains Pennsylvania’s biggest tourist attraction and has nearly $1 billion in economic impact with over 8 million visitors annually.
Nine of the top ten largest hotels of Northeastern Pennsylvania are in the Poconos. Another 19 resorts and 69 hotels operate in Monroe County with over 5,700 employees and 8,500 rooms.
Monroe and Pike Counties, two of the four counties in Downtown Stroudsburg’s effective trade area, are the fastest-growing counties in the commonwealth with each experiencing over 40% increases since 1990.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Monroe County is the only county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which is growing faster than its natural growth rate. The growth rate was 45% from 1990-2000. Monroe County is the 2nd fastest growing county in the state.
The Pocono Mountains are an easily accessible destination from the nearby metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia, each approximately 90 miles away.
The region is home to 150 lakes, 13 waterfalls, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pocono International Raceway, 31 golf courses, 13 ski areas and hundreds of attractions.
Downtown Stroudsburg, serving as the Monroe County seat, is located just off Interstate 80. It is the only traditional downtown in the area.
Downtown Stroudsburg is anchored by Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitters and is also home to more than 24 restaurants, 9 art galleries, 3 women’s clothing stores, several general merchandisers, many specialty shops, 2 hotels, 11 financial institutions and the core of the legal profession in Monroe County.
There are 600 hotel rooms within 2 miles of Downtown Stroudsburg.
Downtown Stroudsburg also features a wide tree lined Main Street with historically rich architecture, plenty of on street parking, several municipal parking lots, one parking garage and another on the drawing board!
Downtown Stroudsburg rental rates average $10 per square foot for commercial properties.
Trade Area Profiles
The total trade area population for Downtown Stroudsburg is 246,919.
The trade area average household income is $50,098.
Downtown Stroudsburg’s primary trade area includes all of Monroe County, Pike County and also extends to the upper portion of Northampton County Pennsylvania and Warren County, New Jersey.
78% of the trade population is under the age of 54.
70% of the trade area population is married.
|Within 40 miles||1,500,000|
|Within a 2-hour drive||27,500,000|
|1990-2000 Growth Rate||45%|
|Population by Age
|Median Age||37 years |
|Average Household Income||$50,098|
|Median Family Income||
75 miles to New York, NY
85 miles to Philadelphia, PA
45 miles to Allentown, PA
41 miles to Scranton, PA
Over 50,000 cars on Route 80 daily
Over 15,000 cars on Main Street daily
East Stroudsburg University is 2 miles from Downtown Stroudsburg and has over 5,800 graduate and undergraduate students
Northampton Community College Monroe County Campus has 1,100 students
Over 500 Monroe County Courthouse/Administrative employees work downtown
Over 300 private businesses including retail, service, financial and professional are located downtown
Residential: Downtown Stroudsburg is a mixed-use neighborhood and is home to hundreds of residents including college students.
Monroe County Retail Sales
|Food||$ 256,646,000 |
|Eating & Drinking Places||$ 135,655,000 |
|General Merchandise||$ 219,635,000|
|Furniture & Fixtures||nbsp; 50,765,000|
|Automotive|| nbsp; 314,198,000 |
|Total Retail Sales||$2,431,876,000|