Monongahela, Pennsylvania

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Monongahela, colloquially called "Mon City," is a Third Class City in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States (zip Code 15063) and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area, located approximately 17 miles (27 km) south of the city proper. The population was 4,761 at the 2000 census. In 1940, the population of Monongahela was 9,823, in 1950, 10,387, in 1960, 12,948, in 1970, 11,726, in 1980, 8,590, and in 1990.

One of only two cities in Washington County, and the second smallest city in Pennsylvania (after Parker, Pennsylvania), Monongahela sits at the intersection of Pennsylvania state routes 136, 88, and 837, all of which constitute the city's Main Street.


Geography & climate

Monongahela is located at 40°12′2″N 79°55′42″W / 40.20056°N 79.92833°W / 40.20056; -79.92833 (40.200462, -79.928394)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (9.86%) is water.

The city receives 37.65 inches (956 mm) of rainfall annually and has a mean annual temperature of 63 °F (17 °C).


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,761 people, 2,139 households, and 1,264 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,472.4 people per square mile (952.5/km²). There were 2,382 housing units at an average density of 1,237.0/sq mi (476.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.94% White, 3.26% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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