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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Allegheny County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,229,605. Allegheny County is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Allegheny County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Allegheny County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Allegheny County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Allegheny County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$835
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Allegheny County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    216.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    109.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    285.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,398.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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Allegheny County Reviews

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Since moving here, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know this part of Pennsylvania. The cost of living is affordable and it’s fam oriented.
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Allegheny County is the County that houses Pittsburgh it is full of culture, sports, museums, and outdoor activities.
I liked high ways and how its safe and clean, in another hand, i would love to see express train connects all us states and see express train stations all around allegedly county.