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Monongahela is a city in Washington County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

The community was named for the river, which was named for an Indian term for "river with the sliding banks"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Monongahela. For links to other places called Monongahela, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Monongahela is 40.203N. The longitude is -79.926W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 758 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,613.


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Median household income
Local
$29,060
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monongahela demographic reports
Monongahela is on the Monongahela River, at the mouth of Pigeon Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Williamsport
· Parkinson's Ferry
· Monongahela City
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Joe Montana, football player
Historic sites and museums: Monongahela River Buffs Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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17% of Monongahela residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monongahela ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monongahela was $16,903, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Monongahela residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Monongahela, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $704.


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Libraries in Monongahela include Monongahela Area Library ... View libraries

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Washington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monongahela political report.

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The average commute time for Monongahela workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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