East McKeesport, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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East McKeesport, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of East McKeesport had a population of 2,015 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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East McKeesport, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,015
Population in Households 2,015
Population in Familes 1,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,860
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $44,506
Average Household Income $51,897
Per Capita Income $24,673


Total Housing Units 1,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 552 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 406 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $72,404
Average Home Value $72,826


Total Households 958
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 522
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.65% -0.48%
Households -0.58% -0.44%
Families -0.78% -0.54%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 2018 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 # 636 64th
Population Density # 153 91st
Diversity Index # 393 78th
Median Household Income # 1282 27th
Per Capita Income # 1166 34th

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