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 2,023 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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East McKeesport, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,023
Daytime Population: Workers 391
Daytime Population: Residents 1,025
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,416
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 2,023
Population in Familes 1,473
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,879
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $42,416
Average Household Income $50,054
Per Capita Income $23,827


Total Housing Units 1,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 564 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 399 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $71,031
Average Home Value $71,188


Total Households 963
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 527
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.68% -0.46%
Households -0.59% -0.38%
Families -0.76% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 2017 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 # 634 64th
Population Density # 154 91st
Diversity Index # 395 78th
Median Household Income # 1328 25th
Per Capita Income # 1202 32nd

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