East McKeesport, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East McKeesport, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of East McKeesport had a population of 2,004 as of July 1, 2016. East McKeesport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East McKeesport is located at latitude 40.3848 and longitude -79.8074 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of East McKeesport (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The Borough of East McKeesport (GNIS ID: 1214789) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East McKeesport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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East McKeesport, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,004
Population in Households 2,004
Population in Familes 1,462
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,834
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 956
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 523
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 559 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $67,582
Average Home Value $67,039


Median Household Income $40,331
Average Household Income $48,157
Per Capita Income $22,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.94% -0.62%
Households -0.8% -0.51%
Families -1.0% -0.62%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East McKeesport, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East McKeesport to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 640 64th
Population Density1 # 154 91st
Diversity Index2 # 383 78th
Median Household Income # 1338 24th
Per Capita Income # 1187 33rd

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