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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Clairton is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 6,692. Clairton is in Allegheny County. Living in Clairton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clairton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Clairton and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Clairton...
Population
6,692

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$45,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Clairton 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
    303.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    349.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    516.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    941.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    288.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Clairton

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,112
National
$55,322
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Clairton Reviews

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Clairton, like many other cities, can be really good or bad depending on what part of the neighborhood you're in. The schooling is average, but the sport teams are phenomenal. There are some good places to eat, buy groceries, or chill out. It's a small city, so everyone knows each other.
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I grew up in Clairton and back then which is over 50 years ago, it was a very booming steel mill town. Clairton has 3 movie theaters, 3 large grocery stores, scores of mom and pop stores, and a large student body at its high school. We had 3 public elementary schools and one private school. What I would change about Clairton now is the lack of employment and activities for the people.
I was born and raised in the small steel mill town of Clairton, PA. A year ago, I relocated from Chicago, IL to my hometown of Clairton.