Monaca is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,649 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monaca is the 246th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monaca is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monaca is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monaca who work in office and administrative support (19.28%), sales jobs (11.95%), and healthcare (6.93%).
The education level of Monaca citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.11% of adults 25 and older in Monaca have a college degree.
The per capita income in Monaca in 2010 was $25,195, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,780 for a family of four. However, Monaca contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Monaca home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monaca residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monaca include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Monaca is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.