A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$720
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Swissvale Rankings

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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
    204
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    136
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    736
    500
  • Theft
    1,597
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    159
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,391
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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What a challenging job local meteorologist Jeff Verszyla has! Weather here changes faster than Harry Houdini can make a lion disappear. Pittsburgh can experience all four seasons in one week. From polar vortex temperatures dropping well below zero to heat waves in the that bring in some scorching hot days, we never know what the future holds. One constant, however, includes the lovely pot holes that pop up all around the city in March.
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Living in Swissvale has been great - it's very close to the city and the parkway, so it's easy to get pretty much anywhere very quickly. Most of my neighbors have lived on our street for a while and are friendly and welcoming.
I like our little neighborhood. The roads are less than desirable and it could use a clean up, but for the most part it’s safe and quiet. We have everything that we need right here and a quick ride to any where in the city.