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Monroeville, Pennsylvania Education and City Information

Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is a municipality located approximately 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. Monroeville has just one nonprofit postsecondary school, but several well-known schools, including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, are located just a few miles away.

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Information about Monroeville, Pennsylvania

The municipality of Monroeville was incorporated in 1951 and it became a Home Rule Charter Municipality in 1976. In 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that 28,285 people lived in Monroeville. The community's median household income was $56,554 for the period 2010-2014, which exceeded the statewide median of $53,115.

Monroeville offers residents and visitors a myriad of recreational activities. Some of these include golfing, bowling, ice-skating and swimming. This city also hosts the Westinghouse Museum.

Monroeville Educational Opportunities

Forbes Road Career and Technology Center, a certificate-granting institution that had only 25 students in Fall 2014, is the only nonprofit postsecondary school in Monroeville; however, there are dozens of additional colleges and universities within a 15-mile radius of the municipality. These include Carnegie Mellon University, rated the 23rd best university in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2016, and the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh, ranked 66th nationally by U.S. News.

Other well-known schools within a short commute of Monroeville include Chatham, Duquesne and Point Park universities. The approximately 17,000-student Community College of Allegheny College, which awards certificates and associate's degrees, is also located nearby.

Monroeville Economy and Industry

According to 2012 census data, major industries of employment were retail trade with about 5,500 jobs and health care and social assistance were about 3,700 jobs. Accommodation and food services had about 2,900 jobs.

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