Monument, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 150. Population change since 2000: +12.8%
Males: 69  (46.3%)
Females: 81  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 16822

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,378 (it was $28,542 in 2000)
Monument:

$42,378
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,089 (it was $12,501 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,963 (it was $35,800 in 2000)
Monument:

$29,963
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $60,496; Detached houses: $64,596; Townhouses or other attached units: $18,469; In 2-unit structures: $18,469
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  • White alone - 149 (99.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Monument: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.1%), Irish (12.7%), United States (12.7%), Dutch (9.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 759 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 787 people per square mile 
 
 (low).
Monument, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Monument:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monument CDP:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,200 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $283 (1.0%)

Monument satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (104.3 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (127.8 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (154.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Orviston, PA (1.6 miles) , Blanchard, PA (2.5 miles ), Beech Creek borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Howard borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Mount Eagle, PA (3.0 miles) , Nittany, PA (3.3 miles ), Lamar, PA (3.3 miles ), Mill Hall borough, PA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 77.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Monument household income distribution Monument home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (61%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (54%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Average climate in Monument, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Monument, Pennsylvania average temperatures Monument, Pennsylvania average precipitation Monument, Pennsylvania humidity Monument, Pennsylvania wind speed Monument, Pennsylvania snowfall Monument, Pennsylvania sunshine Monument, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Monument-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Monument place center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monument-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 182.6 miles away from Monument center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 260.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.1 miles away from Monument center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 308.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Centre County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monument topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Monument:

  • WINDY HILL VILLAGE OF PRESBYTERIAN HOMES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • SUSQUE VIEW HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LOCK HAVEN, PA)
  • LOCK HAVEN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; LOCK HAVEN, PA)
  • CENTRE CREST HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELLEFONTE, PA)
  • LOCK HAVEN DIALYSIS CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; LOCK HAVEN, PA)
  • COMMUNITY NURSING SERVICE OF CLINTON CO INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; LOCK HAVEN, PA)
  • BUCKTAIL MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RENOVO, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monument:

  • Lock Haven University (about 13 miles; Lock Haven, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,184)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 21 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 23 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 37 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Bucknell University (about 44 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Susquehanna University (about 49 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 55 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)

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Centre County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 86.4. This is about average.

City:

86.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.82. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.82
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Monument compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Monument travel time to work - commute Monument mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (64%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Monument CDP (based on Centre County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.80%
Here: 42.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents36.6%19.6%11.5%4.7%4.3%
Congregations4.5%28.1%10.7%9.6%5.1%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian and Missionary AllianceEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%2.6%1.9%1.9%14.2%
Congregations1.7%2.2%3.9%1.7%32.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Centre County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Centre County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Centre County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
Here:

6.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Centre County:

27.1%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.6%
State:

11.5%

7.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200533,815 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

1.08% of residents moved from foreign countries($823 average AGI)
Centre County:

1.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clearfield County, PA  0.38% ($30,517 average AGI)
from Clinton County, PA  0.29% ($32,896)
from Blair County, PA  0.28% ($36,287)


7.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200635,689 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries($688 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.19%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clearfield County, PA  0.32% ($26,831 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.27% ($33,780)
to Clinton County, PA  0.24% ($27,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monument:

  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBPZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; LOCK HAVEN, PA; Owner: LIPEZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLF (970 AM; 1 kW; BELLEFONTE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WRSC (1390 AM; 2 kW; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monument:

  • WQBR (99.9 FM; AVIS, PA; Owner: MAXIMUM IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGMR (101.1 FM; TYRONE, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON DBA ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WZYY (106.9 FM; RENOVO, PA; Owner: WESTVIEW COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WOWY (98.7 FM; PLEASANT GAP, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJSA-FM (96.3 FM; JERSEY SHORE, PA; Owner: CONVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTLR (89.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PENNSYLIA CHRISTIAN INST)
  • WZWW (95.3 FM; BELLEFONTE, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSNU (92.1 FM; LOCK HAVEN, PA; Owner: LIPEZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Monument:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WILF (Channel 53; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: PEGASUS BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, L.P.)
  • W59AI (Channel 59; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: PEAK MEDIA OF PA LICENSEE LLC)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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