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.

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.

Mckeesport Almanac

County Allegheny County
Standard Zip Codes15132, 15133, 15135, 15131
P.O. Box Zip Codes15134
Phone Area Codes412
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.33
Approximate Longitude-79.83

Mckeesport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches
StationDONORA 1 SW
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
Distance30.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Port Vue3,747$64,479
West Mifflin20,075$66,275
White Oak7,774$72,099

Mckeesport Public Libraries

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

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Mckeesport Hospitals

Upmc Mckeesport
1500 Fifth Avenue
(412) 664-2000
Select Specialty Hospital - Mckeesport
1500 Fifth Avenue 6 Crawford
(412) 664-2900

Mckeesport Public Schools

Mckeesport Area Tech Ctr
1960 Eden Park Boulevard
ZIP: 15132
(412) 664-3664
Propel Cs-mckeesport
2412 Versailles Avenue, Suite 200
ZIP: 15132
(412) 325-7305
Total Enrollment 399
South Allegheny Early Childhood Ctr
1 Glendale Avenue
ZIP: 15133
(412) 675-3070
Total Enrollment 223
Greenock El Sch
1101 Greenock Buena Vista Rd
ZIP: 15135
(412) 896-2324
Total Enrollment 195

Mckeesport Private Schools

Serra Catholic High School
200 Hershey Dr
ZIP: 15132
Total Enrollment 358
St Joseph Regional Catholic
1125 Romine Ave
ZIP: 15133
Total Enrollment 128
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A Bessemer converter between 1900 and 1915
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