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Overview

Introduction to Monaca, Pennsylvania

Monaca, Pennsylvania, in Beaver county, is 22 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsvylvania. The town is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Monaca History

The first European settler in Monaca was a Polish nobleman Francis Helvidi who bought land in 1813. The town, which was established when Phillips and Grahan established their boatyards, was called Phillipsburgh. Ownership was transferred to several members of the Harmony Society at Economy who established the New Philadelphia Society on the land. On March 6, 1840, the town was incorporated, and its name was changed to Monaca in 1892. The name comes from the Oneida warrior chief Monacatootha, who was a representative of the Iroquois Confederacy. The town was known for its porcelain and glass products.

Monaca and Nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
  • Old Economy Village
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
  • Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate
  • Moraine State Park
  • Raccoon Creek State Park

Things To Do In Monaca

The community established by Harmony Society in the 19th century has been restored at the Old Economy Village. The Bushy Run Battlefield where the Pontiac War occurred in 1763 is accessible from Monaca. The house where the ecologist Rachel Carson lived as a child is preserved at the Rachel Carson Homestead, which has a self guided nature trail. Fishing, boating, bicycling, and swimming opportunities are available at the Moraine State Park on Lake Arthur. The 7,323-acre Raccoon Creek State Park offers boating, hiking, fishing, and picnicking opportunities.

Monaca Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is located close to the city.

Monaca Higher Education

The Community College of Beaver County is situated in Monaca. Geneva College, and Penn State Beaver are located close to the town.

People

Total Population 5,706
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 20.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,743
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,463
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $604
Median House Value $102,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 26.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monaca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15061
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.687
Longitude -80.271

Monaca Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station BAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station BURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aliquippa 9,296 $36,970
Beaver 4,467 $76,615
Conway 2,198 $61,250
Freedom 1,621 $42,955

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monaca Public Libraries

Library
Monaca Public Library
609 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
Monaca, Pennsylvania
(724) 775-9608
Beaver Co Library System
"3582 BRODHEAD RD., SUITE 301"
Monaca, Pennsylvania
(724) 728-3737

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Monaca High Schools

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CENTER AREA SHS
724-775-4300
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 663 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

MONACA JSHS
724-775-4320
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 429 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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