McKeesport, Pennsylvania Population 2021

18,825
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McKeesport is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 18,825, it is the 31st largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1948th largest city in the United States . McKeesport is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -4.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,731 in 2010. McKeesport reached it's highest population of 55,355 in 1940. Spanning over 5 miles, McKeesport has a population density of 3,732 people per square mile.

The average household income in McKeesport is $43,235 with a poverty rate of 31.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $634 per month, and the median house value is $48,000. The median age in McKeesport is 44.9 years, 44.6 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

McKeesport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of McKeesport was:

  • White: 58.94%
  • Black or African American: 35.90%
  • Two or more races: 3.85%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of McKeesport, Pennsylvania is 18,825 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,101.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,731.

McKeesport, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,33158.94%
Black or African American6,90135.90%
Two or More Races7413.85%
Asian1590.83%
Some Other Race760.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.09%
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McKeesport Population by Race

McKeesport Population Pyramid $2021

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McKeesport Median Age

44.9


Total

44.6


Male

45.2


Female

McKeesport Adults

There are 15,278 adults, (3,917 of whom are seniors) in McKeesport.

McKeesport Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

McKeesport Sex Ratio

Female

10,599

55.13%

Male

8,626

44.87%

McKeesport Population by Age

McKeesport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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McKeesport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
Male55.6%44.4%
All50.3%49.7%
Non Family42.4%57.6%
Female30.1%69.9%

50.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

McKeesport Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9302.0550.3
Non Family4,5661.1642.4
Married2,1662.8382.1
Female1,7233.1730.1
Male4753.0655.6

2.88

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

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McKeesport Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5003.56%
9th to 12th Grade1,1578.24%
High School Graduate5,87841.85%
Some College3,13722.33%
Associates Degree1,53910.96%
Bachelors Degree1,2488.88%
Graduate Degree5884.19%
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McKeesport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

McKeesport Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,1398,0911,326
Black4,2073,690466
2+ Races37836812
Hispanic33529019
Asian895213
Other Race60557
Native American77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 14.61%.

McKeesport Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,225$32,594$24,659
Less Than 9th Grade$14,211$22,692$8,798
High School Graduate$21,663$26,500$19,333
Some College$30,659$43,659$25,938
Bachelors Degree$41,239$61,763$35,769
Graduate Degree$65,000$58,438$66,471

$29,225

Average Earnings

$32,594

Average Male

$24,659

Average Female

McKeesport Earnings by Educational Attainment

McKeesport Language by Age

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McKeesport Language

97.03% of McKeesport residents speak only English, while 2.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

McKeesport Language

McKeesport Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,7783,17146.78%
White10,5352,20420.92%
Hispanic52024747.50%
Multiple72923031.55%
Asian1547951.30%
Other765065.79%

31.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.69%

Male Poverty Rate

31.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McKeesport

The race most likely to be in poverty in McKeesport is Other, with 65.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McKeesport is White, with 20.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.88%.

McKeesport Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.08%
Some College26.51%
High School26.46%
Bachelors or Greater12.15%

McKeesport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.76%
Male Unemployed44.59%
Female Employed15.83%
Male Employed12.60%

McKeesport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

McKeesport Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,094$43,235
Families$41,867$55,160
Married Families$65,076-
Non Families$19,726$29,700
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Income by Household Type

McKeesport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.4%

Female Marriage Rate

McKeesport Married by Age and Sex

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McKeesport Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

McKeesport Marital Status by Race

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McKeesport Marital Status

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1,603

Number of Veterans

1,364

Male Veterans

239

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam585
First Gulf War192
Korea151
Second Gulf War137
World War II80

McKeesport Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+482
65 to 74422
35 to 54327
55 to 64272
18 to 34100

McKeesport Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,10411.25%
Black4659.55%
Hispanic297.40%
2+ Races276.37%
Native American7100.00%

McKeesport Veterans by Race

McKeesport Veterans by Education

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17.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

McKeesport Veterans by Education

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55.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

12.1%

Unemployment Rate

McKeesport Employment by Age

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McKeesport Employment by Race

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McKeesport Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.02%

Born in McKeesport

98.37%

Native Born

1.63%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

0.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.37% of McKeesport residents were born in the United States, with 87.02% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

McKeesport Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,825-92-0.49%
202018,917-92-0.48%
201919,009-92-0.48%
201819,101-106-0.55%
201719,207-147-0.76%
201619,354-138-0.71%
201519,492-143-0.73%
201419,635-74-0.38%
201319,709-22-0.11%
201219,731-8-0.04%
201119,739110.06%
201019,728-4,312-1.96%
200024,040-1,976-0.79%
199026,016-4,996-1.74%
198031,012-6,965-2.01%
197037,977-7,512-1.79%
196045,489-6,013-1.23%
195051,502-3,853-0.72%
194055,3557230.13%
193054,6327,8511.56%
192046,7814,0870.92%
191042,6948,4672.24%
190034,22713,4865.14%
189020,74112,5299.71%
18808,2125,68912.53%
18702,5230.00%

McKeesport Population by Year