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. Much of the housing stock in Monongahela was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Monongahela isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Monongahela are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monongahela is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monongahela who work in office and administrative support (18.27%), food service (9.49%), and maintenance occupations (8.38%).

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.

The rate of college-level education in Monongahela is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.57% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monongahela in 2010 was $21,716, 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 $86,864 for a family of four.

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 Russian.