|• Mayor||Annemarie Beglinger|
|• Total||7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||442 m (1,450 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Egg, Gossau, Maur, Seegräben, Uster, Wetzikon|
Mönchaltorf has an area of 7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi). Of this area, 70.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 11.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 15.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). In 1996[update] housing and buildings made up 12.1% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (3.7%). Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 0.3% of the area. As of 2007[update] 12.8% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.
Mönchaltorf has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 3,701. As of 2007[update], 11.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 48.8% male and 51.2% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 3.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (92.3%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.7%) and French being third ( 1.0%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23.6% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 66.7% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9.8%. In Mönchaltorf about 83.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). There are 1336 households in Mönchaltorf.
Mönchaltorf has an unemployment rate of 1.87%. As of 2005[update], there were 110 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 36 businesses involved in this sector. 367 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 37 businesses in this sector. 602 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 119 businesses in this sector. As of 2007[update] 50% of the working population were employed full-time, and 50% were employed part-time.
As of 2008[update] there were 733 Catholics and 1582 Protestants in Mönchaltorf. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the census[update], 56.1% were some type of Protestant, with 50.7% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 5.5% belonging to other Protestant churches. 23.9% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% were Muslim, 3.2% belonged to another religion (not listed), 2.7% did not give a religion, and 13.4% were atheist or agnostic.
The following table shows the population development of Möchaltorf.
|Member of the municipal council (2014–2018)|
|Beglinger-Vögeli Annemarie||2002||Mayor / presidential / plan / development||FDP|
|Graf Urs||2014||underground work||independent|
|Kaderli Bernhard||2014||finance / economy||FDP|
|Larry-Hug Andrea||2014||high building / property / culture||SP|
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- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
- Mönchaltorf in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Aug-2009
- Statistics Zurich (in German) accessed 4 August 2009
- http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/Eveline-Widmer-I-kume-us-Moenchaltorf/story/21341772 accessed 14 April 2017 (in German)
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