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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
    A-
McKeesport is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 19,488. McKeesport is in Allegheny County. Living in McKeesport offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In McKeesport there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in McKeesport and residents tend to lean liberal.
About McKeesport...
Population
19,488

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$46,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$603
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,353.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    19.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    43
    40.7
  • Robbery
    114.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    559.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,668.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    191.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in McKeesport

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,750
National
$55,322

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McKeesport Reviews

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I landed in McKeesport due to circumstances as well, and I lived in a nice house/ apt near "the mound". That is near Renzie Park, and is one of the safer areas. I lived there for several years, before eventually moving east where I am from. In those years, I explored McKeesport & its history; and saw the decline today. Crime is bad; it only got worse in the years I was there. And yes, the people all know each other and do not like newcomers- trust me; despite my affection for the town. McKeesport has nice SECTIONS: 4th Ward, Grandview Ave. Area, Renzie area, White Oak... and the beautiful Renzie Park, Marina, and Carnegie Library are a few of its "gems". You really need a car though, because the buses are NOT reliable, and I had to walk very far each day. In my opinion, McKeesport is a nice "bedroom town" while working in Pittsburgh or West Mifflin.
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McKeesport is a good, wholesome town. Everyone is together and close. Also, everyone knows each other in McKeesport. Families have been freunds with families for generations. Although job opportunities aren't the best, it's a pretty good town to live in!
A rather unique set of circumstances landed me in the small city of McKeesport. After years of my own personal struggles, and the subsequent victory I eventually accomplished, I was afforded the privilege and honor of receiving a position with an organization called The Father's Heart Ministries, Inc. which offers, amongst other things, long-term Addiction Recovery Programs for men and women. Our efforts have been concentrated in the local community. What was at one time a popular, family-friendly, and thriving community has been overtaken by crime, unemployment, and substance abuse. What I do like about the city of McKeesport are the "Carnegie Library's" offering resourceful students and kids alike to disconnect from the busy streets and into a stimulating safe haven. I would like to see more organizations such as the Father's Heart Ministries, coming together to share a common cause, identify the core issues, develop a strategy, and bring life back in the city of McKeesport.