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McKeesport, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of McKeesport had a population of 19,708 as of July 1, 2016. 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 McKeesport is located at latitude 40.3419 and longitude -79.845 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the City of McKeesport (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 758 feet.

The City of McKeesport (GNIS ID: 1214807) 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 McKeesport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McKeesport: M'Keesport.

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


Total Population 19,708
Population in Households 18,697
Population in Familes 13,752
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,011
Population Density1 3,907
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 8,437
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 4,641
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,267 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,170 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,943 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $45,243
Average Home Value $61,180


Median Household Income $27,923
Average Household Income $38,018
Per Capita Income $17,152
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% 0.06%
Households 0.16% 0.22%
Families -0.09% 0.05%
Median Household Income   -0.58%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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.

McKeesport, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 33 98th
Population Density1 # 268 85th
Diversity Index2 # 83 95th
Median Household Income # 1734 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1719 2nd

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