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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,614
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens21.2%
Employed Population 16+2,722
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,815
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,014

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,396
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.2%
Median Gross Rent$593
Median House Value$107,100

Ancestry

German39.1%
Irish26%
Italian21%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.3%
Polish6.7%
English6.7%
Hungarian4.2%
Slovak4.1%
Croatian3.9%
Swedish2.6%
Dutch2.4%
Welsh1.6%
Scottish1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Serbian1.1%
Ukrainian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Arab0.5%
Belgian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Czech0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Monaca Almanac

CategoryValue
County Beaver County
Standard Zip Codes15061
Phone Area Codes724
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.68
Approximate Longitude-80.27

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)

StationMONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationBAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches
StationBURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aliquippa9,173$38,571
Beaver4,419$79,279
Conway2,190$73,295
Freedom1,616$47,500
New Brighton5,889$45,978
Rochester3,563$60,375

Monaca Public Libraries

Monaca Public Library
609 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
Monaca, Pennsylvania
(724) 775-9608

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Monaca Public Schools

Beaver County Ctc
145 Poplar Ave
ZIP: 15061
(724) 728-5800
High
Central Valley Hs
160 Baker Road Ext
ZIP: 15061
(724) 775-4300
High
Total Enrollment 739
Central Valley Ms
1500 Allen Ave
ZIP: 15061
(724) 775-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 519
Todd Lane El Sch
113 Todd Ln
ZIP: 15061
(724) 775-1050
Primary
Total Enrollment 598

Monaca Private Schools

St John The Baptist School
1501 Virginia Ave
ZIP: 15061
Elementary
Total Enrollment 177
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