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Monessen, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Monessen had a population of 7,387 as of July 1, 2017. Monessen ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monessen is located at latitude 40.1518 and longitude -79.8831 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monessen (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The City of Monessen (GNIS ID: 1215709) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monessen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Monessen, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,387
Daytime Population: Workers 1,646
Daytime Population: Residents 4,429
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,075
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 7,317
Population in Familes 5,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 2,559
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $35,657
Average Household Income $50,825
Per Capita Income $23,463


Total Housing Units 4,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,360 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,020 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 884 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $81,414
Average Home Value $101,568


Total Households 3,380
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,969
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.61% -0.44%
Households -0.58% -0.39%
Families -0.67% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Monessen, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monessen to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 153 91st
Population Density # 524 70th
Diversity Index # 205 88th
Median Household Income # 1627 8th
Per Capita Income # 1256 29th

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