Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 40°25′52″N 79°45′55″W / 40.43111°N 79.76528°W / 40.43111; -79.76528
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
The Old Stone Church, now overseen by the Monroeville Historical Society
The Old Stone Church, now overseen by the Monroeville Historical Society
Flag of Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Official seal of Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Monroeville is located in Pennsylvania
Monroeville is located in the United States
Coordinates: 40°25′52″N 79°45′55″W / 40.43111°N 79.76528°W / 40.43111; -79.76528
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedJanuary 25, 1951
 • MayorNick Gresock
 • Total19.72 sq mi (51.08 km2)
 • Land19.72 sq mi (51.06 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
735−1,320 ft (224−402 m)
 • Total28,640
 • Density1,452.63/sq mi (560.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code412
FIPS code42-50528

Monroeville is a home rule municipality in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a suburb with mixed residential and commercial developments located about 10 miles (16 km) east of Pittsburgh. As of the 2020 census, Monroeville was home to 28,640 people.[4]


Village of Monroeville in Patton Township in 1876

Named for Joel Monroe, the area's first postmaster, Monroeville was settled in the mid to late 18th century. The area was incorporated as Patton Township in 1849 before becoming the borough of Monroeville on January 25, 1951.[5] Monroeville became a Home Rule Charter Municipality on May 21, 1974.[6]


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.[7] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the municipality has a total area of 19.8 square miles (51 km2), of which 0.05% is water.

Surrounding and inner communities[edit]

Monroeville has nine borders, including Plum to the north, Murrysville in Westmoreland County to the east, Penn Township in Westmoreland County to the southeast, Trafford in Westmoreland County to the south, North Versailles, Wilmerding and Turtle Creek to the southwest, Wilkins Township to the west, and Penn Hills to the northwest. Also, the borough of Pitcairn is entirely situated inside Monroeville in the south-southwest area.


Historical population

As of the census of 2010 there were 28,386 people in Monroeville. The racial makeup of the city was 79.51% White, 12.58% African American, 6.07% Asian, 0.42% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population. Monroeville is one of the most racially diverse places in the Pittsburgh area.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 29,349 people, 12,376 households, and 8,044 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,483.0 inhabitants per square mile (572.6/km2). There were 13,159 housing units at an average density of 664.9 per square mile (256.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city 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 city 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.


Monroeville Mall

Monroeville is home to the Monroeville Mall as well as several office parks,[12] and since the 1960s has featured high rise hotels.[13] The Monroeville Convention Center, formerly known as the ExpoMart, is located near the mall.[14] At its height in 1979, U.S. Steel's research laboratory in Monroeville employed nearly 1,800 people.[15]

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[16][17][18]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2020 41% 7,019 57% 9,687 2% 245
2016 45% 6,795 53% 7,937 2% 244
2012 47% 6,830 52% 7,672 1% 142

Elected officials[edit]

  • Mayor — Nick Gresock[19]
  • Ward 1 Council — Jospeh Hyzy
  • Ward 2 Council — Eric Poach
  • Ward 3 Council — Bob Stevenson
  • Ward 4 Council — Steve Wolfram
  • Ward 5 Council — Mike Adams
  • Ward 6 Council — Bob Williams
  • Ward 7 Council — Denis Biondo
  • Tax Collector — Pat Fulkerson


K-12 students in Monroeville are served by the Gateway School District, a public school district with a student population of 3,800. Higher education is accessible via the Community College of Allegheny County's Boyce Campus[20] and Indiana University of Pennsylvania's satellite facility in Penn Center East.[21] The Western School of Health and Business - Monroeville[22] is also located in Monroeville.


U.S. Route 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 concurrent with U.S. 22), U.S. Route 22 Business, and PA Route 48 intersect in Monroeville. Exit 57 (old Exit 6) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is in Monroeville, with its interchange to Interstate 376. U.S. Route 22 also has an interchange with PA Route 286, which serves the northeastern part of the municipality.

Pittsburgh–Monroeville Airport, also called Harold W. Brown Memorial Field, is a private airport at 40°27′08″N 79°46′29″W / 40.452290°N 79.774768°W / 40.452290; -79.774768. The airport has a single paved runway of 2,280 feet (690 m).

Two bus lines of the Pittsburgh Regional Transit offer service to downtown Pittsburgh, and maintains several park-and-ride lots located in Monroeville for bus commuters to Pittsburgh.

Passenger rail service by Amtrak's Pennsylvanian passes through once daily in each direction on the Pittsburgh Line, but does not call in Monroeville. Many freight trains arrive via the same track to Norfolk Southern's Pitcairn Intermodal Terminal which straddles the Monreoville-North Versailles border in the Turtle Creek valley. U. S. Steel's Union Railroad runs along its own track through the Thompson Run valley between Wilkins Township and Monroeville, where it has one of its facilities.

The Westmoreland Heritage Trail is a rail-trail that connects cyclists and pedestrians in Monroeville to neighboring Trafford and Murrysville along the right of way where the Turtle Creek Industrial Railroad once ran.

In popular culture[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


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