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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
—  Home Rule Municipality  —

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Coordinates: 40°25′52″N 79°45′55″W / 40.43111°N 79.76528°W / 40.43111; -79.76528
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Incorporated January 25, 1951
Government
 - Mayor Gregory Erosenko
Area
 - Total 19.8 sq mi (51.3 km2)
 - Land 19.8 sq mi (51.3 km2)
 - Water 0.016 sq mi (0.026 km2)
Elevation 735-1,320 ft (224-402 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 29,349
 - Density 1,483/sq mi (572.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website www.monroeville.pa.us

Monroeville is a home rule municipality in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located about 15 miles (24 km) east of the city of Pittsburgh, Monroeville is a bustling suburb with mixed residential and commercial developments. As of the 2000 census, Monroeville was home to 29,349 people, 12,376 households, and 8,044 families.[1]

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History

Named for Joel Monroe, the area's first postmaster, Monroeville was settled in the mid to late 1700s. The area was incorporated as Patton Township in 1849 before becoming the borough of Monroeville on January 25, 1951.[2] Monroeville became a Home Rule Charter Municipality on May 21, 1974.[3]

Geography

A suburb of Pittsburgh, Monroeville is located at 40°25′52″N 79°45′55″W / 40.43111°N 79.76528°W / 40.43111; -79.76528.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 19.8 square miles (51.3 km²).Of that total, 19.8 square miles (51.3 km²) is land and 0.05% is water.

Surrounding neighborhoods

Murrysville (Westmoreland County), Penn Hills, Pitcairn, Plum, Trafford, Wilkins Township, and Turtle Creek.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 29,349 people, 12,376 households, and 8,044 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,483.0 people per square mile (572.6/km²). There were 13,159 housing units at an average density of 664.9/sq mi (256.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 85.58% White, 8.29% African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.41% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 12,376 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,653, and the median income for a family was $53,474. Males had a median income of $41,100 versus $30,232 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,031. About 4.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

U.S. Highway 22 ran through Monroeville as a substantial business route. When the Parkway East (I-376) was extended east to connect to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, U.S. 22 was shifted to that road, and the original U.S. 22 stretch of William Penn Highway became Business U.S. 22. Today, U.S. Route 22 runs through the municipality, serving as its main business district. This highway, along with the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76), the eastern portion of the Penn-Lincoln Parkway (Interstate 376, also U.S. Route 22), U.S. Route 22 Business, and PA Route 48 intersect, forming the 3rd busiest intersection in the commonwealth. Exit 57 (old Exit 6) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is in Monroeville, with its interchange to Interstate 376. Miracle Mile Shopping Center and Monroeville Mall also lie along U.S. Route 22 Business.

Pittsburgh-Monroeville Airport is an infrequently used airport in ill repair at 40°27′08″N 79°46′29″W / 40.4522906°N 79.7747689°W / 40.4522906; -79.7747689. The airport has a single paved runway of 2280 feet (695 meters).

Several bus lines of the Port Authority of Allegheny County offer service to downtown Pittsburgh, and the Port Authority also has several park-and-ride lots located in Monroeville for bus commuters to Pittsburgh.

Elected officials

  • Mayor — Gregory Erosenko
  • Ward 1 Council — Frank L. Franci
  • Ward 2 Council — Dave Kucherer
  • Ward 3 Council — Lois Drumheller
  • Ward 4 Council — Jim Brown
  • Ward 5 Council — Marshall Boone
  • Ward 6 Council — Carol J. McDevitt
  • Ward 7 Council — Clarence Ramsey
  • Tax Collector — Pat Fulkerson

Education

K-12 students in Monroeville are served by the Gateway School District, a public school district with a student population of 4,300. Higher education is accessible via the Community College of Allegheny County's Boyce Campus[6] and Indiana University of Pennsylvania's satellite facility in Penn Center East.[7] ITT Technical Institute,[8] the ExpoMart[9] and The Western School of Health and Business - Monroeville[10] are located in Monroeville.

References by media and the arts

Notable people from Monroeville

References

  1. ^ Population Estimates Boundary Changes, United States Census Bureau, 2007-07-01. Accessed 2008-11-06.
  2. ^ "Allegheny County - 2nd Class". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/counties/pdfs/Allegheny.pdf. Retrieved 2007-05-27.  
  3. ^ "Information About Your Municipality". Municipality of Monroeville. http://www.monroeville.pa.us/about/about.html. Retrieved 2007-05-27.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  6. ^ "Boyce Campus Directory". http://www.ccac.edu/default.aspx?id=137853. Retrieved 25 December 2008.  
  7. ^ "IUP at Monroeville Off-Campus Programs - Indiana University of Pennsylvania". http://www.iup.edu/monroeville/default.aspx. Retrieved 25 December 2008.  
  8. ^ "Pennsylvania School in Monroeville, PA". http://itt-tech.edu/campus/school.cfm?lloc_num=89. Retrieved 25 December 2008.  
  9. ^ "Pittsburgh ExpoMart - Expo Shows, Events and Conventions - Contact Us". http://www.pghexpomart.com/contact.htm. Retrieved 25 December 2008.  
  10. ^ "Healthcare Career Training Programs Sanford-Brown Institute - Monroeville". http://www.monroeville.sanfordbrown.edu/. Retrieved 25 December 2008.  
  11. ^ "Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)". IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1007028/. Retrieved 2009-06-27.  
  12. ^ Patricia Sheridan (14 October 2002). "breakfast with... Andy Dick". Post Gazette. http://www.postgazette.com/seen/breakfast/20021014break1014fnp1.asp. Retrieved 25 December 2008.  
  13. ^ Noden, Merrell (September 12, 1988). "Kingdom And The Glory". Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1067735/2/index.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-12.  

Further reading

  • Getting Around: A History of Travel in Monroeville, by Louis Chandler

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