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People

Total Population 8,932
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,347
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 34.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.9%
Median Earnings25+ $31,769
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,083

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,791
% Above Poverty Level 80.2%
% Below Poverty Level 19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 23.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.2%
Median Gross Rent $720
Median House Value $77,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 17.3%

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

Swissvale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15218
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.423
Longitude -79.883

Swissvale 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 6.3 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 BAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 17.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Braddock 1,989 $26,750
Braddock Hills 1,733 $70,500
Forest Hills 6,491 $92,411
Homestead 3,144 $30,256

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

Swissvale Public Libraries

Library
Carnegie Fr Lib Of Swissvale
1800 MONONGAHELA AVE
Swissvale, Pennsylvania
(412) 731-2300

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