Monessen is a city located in Westmoreland County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Currently home to a population of over 7,700, it is a part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in the state, and sits maybe 20 miles or so south of Pittsburgh proper. Like many cities in the area, Monessen was a major steel producer during the 1940’s and 50’s and at its peak boasted a population of over 20,000. However, the decline of the steel industry led to an economic depression and a loss of population. In recent years the city has been striving for economic revitalization, though the process is slow with such a small tax base.
Basic Facts About Monessen
- Current population: 7,700
- Current mayor: Lou Mavrakis
- Total area: 3.1 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.cityofmonessen.com/
- Located in: Westmoreland County
- Founded in: 1897
- Zip codes: 15062
- Area codes: 724
Auto Transport Tips to and from Monessen
Monessen is a small community on the outskirts of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, which is actually good news when it comes to shipping a vehicle to or from the city. Auto transport companies prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas, and the Pittsburgh region definitely qualifies as one. At the same time, Monessen sits a good twenty miles or so south of the city, which can make it a bit more expensive to ship to or from, depending on the carrier. On the whole auto shippers tend to keep the same prices within a good 40 to 50 miles of a major city, as they can easily get around to most bedroom cities of an area, though you’ll want to discuss your shipment with a live representative for more information.
It really helps that Monessen sits right along I-70, which is what auto shippers first look at when they’re constructing routes. Sitting so close to an interstate makes it a lot easier for auto transport carriers to get into and out of an area, as they prefer to run routes along major interstate highways through major cities and metropolitan areas. Monessen pretty much has both of those covered, as we discussed in the last paragraph, so you should see relatively competitive prices on shipments to and from the region. At the same time, you may end up saving a bit of money or time by moving your pickup or delivery location out of Monessen – it just depends on who you ship your vehicle with.
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