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Overview

Introduction to Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Monroeville is located in Allegheny county in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Residents have easy access to Pittsburgh. Monroeville is a home rule municipality.

Monroeville History

In 1769 the initial Colonial settlers arrived. During the first half of the 1800s Monroeville was a farming community. In 1807 the Northern Turnpike was constructed which connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Monroeville was a stagecoach location on the new road. The city was named in tribute to Joe Monroe, a farmer who sold the land that was used to establish the municipality.

During the late 19th century, the region's coal mining was thriving. After a modern highway was constructed which connected Monroeville to Pittsburgh the population of the town substantially increased. Numerous companies built facilities in Monroe including US Steel, Westinghouse, Koppers Company, Bituminous Coal and PPG Industries.

Monroeville Attractions

  • Little Stone Bridge
  • McGinley House
  • McCully Log House

Monroeville Activities

Bushy Run History Loop Trail offers a pleasant hike and is popular with history buffs. The nearby Frick Park Tour Loop Trail provides wild flowers in the spring and beautiful leaves in Autumn. It's enjoyed by cross-country skiing enthusiasts. Schenley Park, located in Pittsburgh, includes a scenic loop trail and is worth the visit. The Kennywood Amusement Park is located a short distance away. The Sandcastle Waterpark is located nearby. The county's Allegheny Islands State Park consists of three islands which are accessible by boat. The region's Hillman State Park is a notable location. Point State Park is located in downtown Pittsburgh and is used for recreational activities. The Maple Crest Golf Course offers provisions for a quick game.

Monroeville Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Monroeville higher education

Carlow College and Carnegie Mellon University, both located nearby, offer higher education to the citizens of Monroeville.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Monroeville Almanac

Category Value
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15140, 15146
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.41
Longitude -79.76

Monroeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

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