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Monessen is a city in Westmoreland County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.
The community name combines the first syllable of Monongahela with the name of the iron town in Germany
The latitude of Monessen is 40.148N. The longitude is -79.888W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,129 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,467.
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9% of Monessen residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monessen ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monessen was $16,627, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Monessen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Monessen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $653.
Libraries in Monessen include Monessen Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Monessen include Valley Independent
Westmoreland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monessen political report.
The average commute time for Monessen workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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