Monongah, West Virginia

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Monongah, West Virginia

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High Points

Monongah strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Monongah Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Monongah Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Monongah Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Monongah Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Monongah, West Virginia

Comparing Monongah to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 5
Male Share of the Population 7 10
Senior Citizens 7 4
Racial Diversity 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 7
Female Share of the Population 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 7
Average Household Size 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 7
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
Median Family Income 3 5
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 4 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
People Living Alone 9 6
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 9 7

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Monongah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 68 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 26554
P.O. Box Zip Codes 26555
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.462
Longitude -80.218

Monongah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 39 F
Apr Temp 32 to 65 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
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Monongah Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 939 100%
Male 462 49.2%
Female 477 50.8%
Under 18 197 21%
18+ 742 79%
65+ 170 18.1%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.92
White 863 91.9%
African-American 53 5.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 22 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Monongah Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 912
Growth -27
Growth % -2.9%

Monongah Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 20.3%
German 17.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 13.9%
Irish 11.9%
Polish 9.8%
English 2.5%
Dutch 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Scottish 1.2%
Lebanese 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Monongah, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bellview (26554)
Jordan (26554)
White Hall (26554, 26555)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Monongah 939 $33,000
Barrackville 1,288 $42,969
Fairmont 19,097 $37,126
Farmington 387 $39,688
Pleasant Valley 3,124 $43,036
Shinnston 2,295 $38,207
Worthington 170 $35,417
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