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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Swissvale is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 8,881. Swissvale is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Swissvale offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Swissvale there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Swissvale and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Swissvale are above average.
About Swissvale...
Population
8,881

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$768
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Swissvale 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
    183
    283
  • Murder
    57
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    126
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    389
    500
  • Theft
    1,179
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    149
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Swissvale

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,161
National
$55,322
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Swissvale Reviews

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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.