Monessen, Pennsylvania Population 2020

7,141

Monessen is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 7,141, it is the 118th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3903rd largest city in the United States. Monessen is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -7.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,720 in 2010. Monessen reached it's highest population of 20,268 in 1930. Spanning over 3 miles, Monessen has a population density of 2,473 people per square mile.

The average household income in Monessen is $54,028 with a poverty rate of 15.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $611 per month, and the median house value is $77,000. The median age in Monessen is 46.7 years, 44.4 years for males, and 48.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.4 males.

Monessen Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Monessen was:

  • White: 81.06%
  • Black or African American: 11.21%
  • Two or more races: 6.46%
  • Asian: 0.70%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Monessen, Pennsylvania is 7,141, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,277.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,720.

Monessen, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,99681.06%
Black or African American82911.21%
Two or More Races4786.46%
Asian520.70%
Some Other Race420.57%

Monessen Population Pyramid 2020

Monessen Median Age

46.7


Total

44.4


Male

48.5


Female

Monessen Adults

There are 6,071 adults, (1,691 of whom are seniors) in Monessen.

Monessen Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Monessen Sex Ratio

Female

3,947

53.36%

Male

3,450

46.64%

Monessen Households and Families

Monessen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Monessen Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.5%7.5%
All73.1%26.9%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Female55.2%44.8%
Male49.8%50.2%

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4742.0873.1
Non Family1,4361.1365.8
Married1,2862.7292.5
Female5512.855.2
Male2012.7449.8

2.66

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Monessen Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1182.21%
9th to 12th Grade2845.31%
High School Graduate2,27842.60%
Some College95117.78%
Associates Degree55110.30%
Bachelors Degree82015.33%
Graduate Degree3466.47%

Monessen Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,6094,3021,047
Black57449655
Multiple Races848431
Hispanic635233
Other Race313125
Asian126

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 80.65%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,280$42,813$30,518
Less Than High School$31,875$50,282$26,346
High School Grad$30,116$39,063$28,374
Some College$32,136$41,939$29,842
Bachelors Degree$40,781$49,022$35,924
Graduate Degree$58,472$128,167$52,500

$35,280

Average Earnings

$42,813

Average Male

$30,518

Average Female

Monessen Language

Monessen Language by Age

Monessen Language

97.00% of Monessen residents speak only English, while 3.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

Monessen Poverty

Monessen Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,69671212.50%
Black82519623.76%
Multiple44517639.55%
Hispanic1675633.53%
Other423173.81%

15.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.61%

Male Poverty Rate

16.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monessen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monessen is Other, with 73.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monessen is White, with 12.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.63%
High School13.02%
Some College10.74%
Bachelors or Greater3.43%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed64.03%
Female Unemployed51.95%
Male Employed7.29%
Female Employed6.98%

Monessen Income

Monessen Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,583$54,028
Families$54,766$66,214
Married Families$68,500-
Non Families$25,935$35,534

Monessen Marital Status

Monessen Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Monessen Married by Age and Sex

Monessen Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Monessen Marital Status by Race

Monessen Veterans

616

Number of Veterans

592

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam162
World War II120
Second Gulf War93
First Gulf War85
Korea74
Name Veterans % of Total
White56310.84%
Hispanic3930.00%
Black375.99%
2 or More168.47%

$Monessen Veterans by Education

2.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monessen Employment Status

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Monessen Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.64%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.09%

Native Born

0.91%

Foreign Born

0.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.09% of Monessen residents were born in the United States, with 87.64% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,141-68-0.94%
20197,209-68-0.93%
20187,277-55-0.75%
20177,332-68-0.92%
20167,400-63-0.84%
20157,463-58-0.77%
20147,521-57-0.75%
20137,578-39-0.51%
20127,617-50-0.65%
20117,667-44-0.57%
20107,711-958-1.16%
20008,669-1,232-1.32%
19909,901-2,027-1.85%
198011,928-3,288-2.41%
197015,216-3,208-1.89%
196018,4245280.29%
195017,896-2,361-1.23%
194020,257-11-0.01%
193020,2682,0891.09%
192018,1796,4044.44%
191011,7750.00%