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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    A-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    C-
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B+
Allegheny County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,225,561. Allegheny County is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. In Allegheny County, 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
$147,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Allegheny County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

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
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Allegheny County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,383
National
$55,322

Allegheny County Reviews

42 reviews
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Allegheny County is a great place to live, with fantastic people and a beautiful atmosphere! It's clean, green, and has fantastic schools.
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Allegheny Center is a great neighborhood to live in. Most resident rent. The nightlife is good; there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Many people select it because it is easy to commute, is under a mile walk from the city, which is fantastic if you work downtown or want to do other activities. Most of the people I notice is generally a young professional type. Until now I haven't had any problem regarding safety, it is a perfect spot to walk with your dog since there is a beautiful park nearby. If you love sports this place considering that the Heinz Field and PNC Park are almost in front of you.
City needs to improve diversity and preform renovations on neighborhoods instead of gentrification. However the county does tends to make many areas family friendly.