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Overview

Introduction to McKeesport, Pennsylvania

McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 9 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, 24,040 people lived in McKeesport.

McKeesport History

John McKee, the original settler of Philadelphia, built a log cabin where the McKeesport now stands. John McKee took over his father's, David McKee, local river ferry business and also laid the plan for the city, which he wanted to be called McKee's Port. The McKee family settled in 1795 and coal mining began in 1830 which caused McKeesport to flourish. It was incorporated as a borough in 1842 and then as a city in 1891.

McKeesport and Nearby Attractions

  • George Westinghouse Museum
  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • Point State Park
  • National Aviary
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Blue Knob

Things To Do In McKeesport

Some of the museums in the area are the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Frick Art & Historical Center, George Westinghouse Museum, and Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. The area also has many historic sites, namely, Bushy Run Battlefield, Old Economy Historical Site, and Rachel Carson Homestead. McKeesport also has several parks like, Beaver Creek State Park, Blue Spruce County Park, and Hillman State Park. other popular attractions include the National Aviary, and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

McKeesport Transportation

Flights are available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

McKeesport Higher Education

Pennsylvania State University - McKeesport Campus is the local college. Some of the colleges located nearby are Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mckeesport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15130, 15131, 15132, 15133, 15135
P.O. Box Zip Codes 15134
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.347
Longitude -79.864

Mckeesport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MCKEESPORT
Distance 1 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 12.5 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 BURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mckeesport, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Boston (15135)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dravosburg 1,864 $63,929
Duquesne 5,556 $29,600
Glassport 4,454 $41,693

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mckeesport Public Libraries

Library
Carnegie Library Of Mckeesport
1507 LIBRARY AVENUE
Mckeesport, Pennsylvania
(412) 672-0625

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Mckeesport Hospitals

UPMC MCKEESPORT
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1500 FIFTH AVENUE
(412) 664-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mckeesport High Schools

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MCKEESPORT AREA SHS
412-664-3650
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,458 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

SOUTH ALLEGHENY MS/HS
412-675-3070
Serves 920 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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Historic Mckeesport

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A Bessemer converter between 1900 and 1915
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