Homestead, Pennsylvania

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Homestead, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Homestead strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Homestead Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Homestead Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Homestead Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Homestead Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Homestead, Pennsylvania

Comparing Homestead to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 2
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 2
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Working at Home 3 4
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Housing Recently Built 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 1 1
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Homestead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15120
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.405
Longitude -79.912

Homestead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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Homestead Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,569 100%
Male 1,587 44.5%
Female 1,982 55.5%
Under 18 865 24.2%
18+ 2,704 75.8%
65+ 676 18.9%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.99
White 1,522 42.6%
African-American 1,831 51.3%
Asian 101 2.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.3%
Other 8 0.2%
Mixed Race 97 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 0.6%

Estimated Homestead Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,535
Growth -34
Growth % -1%

Homestead Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.4%
German 8.6%
Irish 7.4%
Slovak 6%
African 4%
US/American 3.5%
Hungarian 3%
Polish 2.8%
English 2.7%
Italian 2.6%
Russian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Lebanese 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
European 0.4%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Homestead 3,569 $28,314
Braddock 2,912 $20,669
Munhall 12,264 $41,847
Rankin 2,315 $18,625
Swissvale 9,653 $35,929
West Homestead 2,197 $44,338
Whitaker 1,338 $39,250
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Homestead High Schools (2004)

A Charter School.
Serves 389 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 38.9

Homestead Colleges

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Historic Homestead


Homestead Steel Works between 1900 and 1910

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Homestead Steel Works between 1900 and 1910

Carnegie blast furnaces 1905 (est.)

Loading scrap (Homestead Steel Works) c1908.

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