Stroud Township, Pennsylvania

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Stroud Township is a township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population is 17,533 as of 2008.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.5 square miles (81.5 km²), of which, 31.2 square miles (80.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.86%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,978 people, 5,174 households, and 3,880 families residing in the township. The population density was 448.2 people per square mile (173.0/km²). There were 5,935 housing units at an average density of 190.3/sq mi (73.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 86.33% White, 6.87% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.90% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.36% of the population.

There were 5,174 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,428, and the median income for a family was $61,349. Males had a median income of $44,621 versus $27,065 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,460. About 5.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

  • John Summerfield Staples (1845-1888), "Substitute" soldier for President Abraham Lincoln in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


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