McKeesport, PA

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Population

19,488

0.21% decline

Median Age

43.8


Median Household Income

$28,750

9.44% growth

Poverty Rate

33.1%


Number of Employees

7,608

0.0921% growth

Median Property Value

$46,100

0.875% growth

About

In 2017, McKeesport, PA had a population of 19.5k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $28,750. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McKeesport, PA declined from 19,529 to 19,488, a -0.21% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,271 to $28,750, a 9.44% increase.

The population of McKeesport, PA is 58.4% White Alone, 33.1% Black or African American Alone, and 4.59% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in McKeesport, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in McKeesport, PA is $46,100, and the homeownership rate is 51.7%. Most people in McKeesport, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in McKeesport, PA is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of McKeesport, PA employs 7.61k people. The largest industries in McKeesport, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,788 people), Retail Trade (931 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (835 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,018), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,622), and Utilities ($61,910).

Median household income in McKeesport, PA is $28,750. Males in McKeesport, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in McKeesport, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$28,750

2017 value

± $3,542

9.44%

1 Year Growth

± 16.1%

Households in McKeesport, PA have a median annual income of $28,750, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $26,271 in 2016, which represents a 9.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McKeesport, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5513

  2. Census Tract 5524

  3. Census Tract 5520

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McKeesport, PA was Census Tract 5513 with a value of $52,024, followed by Census Tract 5524 and Census Tract 5520, with respective values of $35,231 and $34,754.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

33.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McKeesport, PA (6.21k out of 18.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    3,176 ± 435

  2. White

    2,472 ± 305

  3. Two Or More

    491 ± 175

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McKeesport, PA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.61k

2017 Value

± 568

0.0921%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McKeesport, PA grew at a rate of 0.0921%, from 7.6k employees to 7.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McKeesport, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,190 people), Sales & Related Occupations (820 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (781 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McKeesport, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McKeesport, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,190 people), Sales & Related Occupations (820 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (781 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, McKeesport, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.57 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.04 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McKeesport, PA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,125), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($55,000), and Management Occupations ($52,344).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.61k

2017 Value

± 568

0.0921%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McKeesport, PA grew at a rate of 0.0921%, from 7.6k employees to 7.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McKeesport, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,788 people), Retail Trade (931 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (835 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McKeesport, PA, though some of these residents may live in McKeesport, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in McKeesport, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,788 people), Retail Trade (931 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (835 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, McKeesport, PA has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.79 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.7 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McKeesport, PA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,018), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,622), and Utilities ($61,910).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.3% of the population of McKeesport, PA has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 33.1% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of McKeesport, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in McKeesport, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.7%

Uninsured

33%

Employer Coverage

33.1%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McKeesport, PA declined by 11% from 12.1% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McKeesport, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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Diversity

McKeesport, PA is home to a population of 19.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.64% of McKeesport, PA residents were born outside of the country (319 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of McKeesport, PA is composed of 11.4k White Alone residents (58.4%), 6.46k Black or African American Alone residents (33.1%), 895 Two or More Races residents (4.59%), 585 Hispanic or Latino residents (3%), 119 Asian Alone residents (0.611%), 27 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.139%), 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.108%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McKeesport, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in McKeesport, PA was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in McKeesport, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all McKeesport, PA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

319 people

1.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

337 people

As of 2017, 1.64% of McKeesport, PA residents (319 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McKeesport, PA was 1.73%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of McKeesport, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McKeesport, PA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.4k ± 501

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.46k ± 488

  3. Two or More Races

    895 ± 239

In 2017, there were 1.76 times more White Alone residents (11.4k people) in McKeesport, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.46k Black or African American Alone and 895 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in McKeesport, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of McKeesport, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in McKeesport, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of McKeesport, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    662 ± 103

  2. Korea

    168 ± 66

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    150 ± 88

McKeesport, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McKeesport, PA was $46,100 in 2017, which is 0.212 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $45,700 to $46,100, a 0.875% increase. The homeownership rate in McKeesport, PA is 51.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in McKeesport, PA have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McKeesport, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$28,750

Median Household Income

± $3,542

8.91k

Number of Households

± 549

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.91k households in McKeesport, PA grew to $28,750 from the previous year's value of $26,271.

The following chart displays the households in McKeesport, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$46,100

2017 Median

± $2,970

$45,700

2016 Median

± $2,708

In 2017, the median property value in McKeesport, PA grew to to $46,100 from the previous year's value of $45,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McKeesport, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McKeesport, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in McKeesport, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McKeesport, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

51.7%

2017 Homeownership

52.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.7% of the housing units in McKeesport, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in McKeesport, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in McKeesport, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McKeesport, PA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McKeesport, PA have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.41% of the workforce in McKeesport, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.8%

  2. Public Transit

    11.1%

  3. Carpooled

    9.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McKeesport, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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