Monessen, PA
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Monessen is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,483 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monessen is the 172nd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some cities, Monessen isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Monessen are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monessen is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monessen who work in office and administrative support (18.26%), sales jobs (8.95%), and management occupations (8.88%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Monessen rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.76% of adults 25 and older in Monessen have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Monessen in 2010 was $22,127, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,508 for a family of four. However, Monessen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monessen is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monessen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monessen residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monessen include German, Irish, Slovak, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Monessen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.