Monongahela, PA
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Monongahela is a very small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,192 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Monongahela is the 344th largest community in Pennsylvania. Monongahela has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monongahela is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monongahela is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monongahela who work in office and administrative support (17.47%), food service (10.21%), and sales jobs (7.89%).

In Monongahela, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Monongahela is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Monongahela rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.92% of adults 25 and older in Monongahela 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 Monongahela in 2010 was $22,231, 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 $88,924 for a family of four. However, Monongahela contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Monongahela home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monongahela residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monongahela include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Monongahela is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Tagalog.