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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Tarentum is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 4,480. Tarentum is in Allegheny County. Living in Tarentum offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Tarentum and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Tarentum...
Population
4,480

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$54,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$649
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    136.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    68.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    340.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,136.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Tarentum

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,464
National
$55,322

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Depending where your located in the Tarentum area there are your good and bad parts. Unfortunetly, Tarentum is becoming an eye sore, higher crime activity, Lack of events/children activities amongst the community.The school distract as well as bullying is also lacking recentley causing our children to struggle acedemically, physically, emotionally. On the plus side, the country part of Tarentum is wonderfull.
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I think Tarentum is a great Suburb of Pittsburgh. It's very family oriented and affordable. I live in the East Deer end of it so that means my child has access to a great school district as well. (Deer Lakes) Personally I'd like to see more neighborhood parks Incorporated in the general walking area. I have had nothing but great experiences while staying here in Tarentum. I look forward to many more to come!
I have lived in Tarentum for the 22 years of my life. I feel very safe in this town and have a lot of friends and family that live within it. In Tarentum, it is easy to get anywhere- route 8 is only a short drive away as well as Pittsburgh. You are able to go to grocery stores within a couple mile radius. Although the Pittsburgh Mills is a short distance away, it does not offer a lot of stores that most people want to shop at (due to it declining in nature), which is a downside. The roads are not as well maintained in the wintertime as well, especially side streets.