McKeesport, Pennsylvania Population 2020

18,829

McKeesport is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 18,829, it is the 32nd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1938th largest city in the United States. McKeesport is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -4.57% 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 3,733 people per square mile.

The average household income in McKeesport is $41,275 with a poverty rate of 32.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $625 per month, and the median house value is $46,500. The median age in McKeesport is 44.6 years, 42.5 years for males, and 45.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.6 males.

McKeesport Demographics

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

  • White: 60.44%
  • Black or African American: 33.55%
  • Two or more races: 4.80%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Other race: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of McKeesport, Pennsylvania is 18,829, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,115.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,731.

McKeesport, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,70460.44%
Black or African American6,49633.55%
Two or More Races9304.80%
Asian1190.61%
Some Other Race930.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.12%

McKeesport Population Pyramid 2020

McKeesport Median Age

44.6


Total

42.5


Male

45.9


Female

McKeesport Adults

There are 15,413 adults, (3,981 of whom are seniors) in McKeesport.

McKeesport Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

McKeesport Sex Ratio

Female

10,666

55.08%

Male

8,699

44.92%

McKeesport Households and Families

McKeesport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

McKeesport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
Male63.1%36.9%
All51%49%
Non Family41.7%58.3%
Female31.3%68.7%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9292.0751
Non Family4,6761.1741.7
Married2,0182.8286.5
Female1,7283.3131.3
Male5073.2163.1

2.91

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

McKeesport Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4092.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,3399.58%
High School Graduate6,30445.11%
Some College2,64318.91%
Associates Degree1,52010.88%
Bachelors Degree1,2268.77%
Graduate Degree5353.83%

McKeesport Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,3628,2511,309
Black3,9083,345414
Multiple Races36736728
Hispanic29826810
Asian9046
Other Race5848
Native American1414

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 white people with a rate of 13.98%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,808$32,883$25,267
Less Than High School$17,353$25,800$9,043
High School Grad$23,631$29,313$21,130
Some College$30,606$41,469$28,083
Bachelors Degree$40,500$58,377$35,395
Graduate Degree$67,109$47,250$68,472

$28,808

Average Earnings

$32,883

Average Male

$25,267

Average Female

McKeesport Language

McKeesport Language by Age

McKeesport Language

96.69% of McKeesport residents speak only English, while 3.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.93% of the population.

McKeesport Poverty

McKeesport Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,3773,07248.17%
White10,8872,51423.09%
Multiple92239642.95%
Hispanic47919841.34%
Other935963.44%
Asian1193428.57%

32.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.12%

Male Poverty Rate

32.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McKeesport

The race most likely to be in poverty in McKeesport is Other, with 63.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McKeesport is White, with 23.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.80%
High School28.10%
Some College25.44%
Bachelors or Greater10.90%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.24%
Male Unemployed47.15%
Female Employed17.15%
Male Employed13.48%

McKeesport Income

McKeesport Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,312$41,275
Families$43,549$53,401
Married Families$66,311-
Non Families$20,455$27,956

McKeesport Marital Status

McKeesport Marital Status

Marriage Rates

27.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.2%

Male Marriage Rate

24.1%

Female Marriage Rate

McKeesport Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

McKeesport Marital Status by Race

McKeesport Veterans

1,556

Number of Veterans

1,335

Male Veterans

221

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam663
Korea171
First Gulf War154
Second Gulf War108
World War II91
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,11311.00%
Black4088.69%
2 or More286.60%
Hispanic175.00%
Indian750.00%

$McKeesport Veterans by Education

14.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

McKeesport Employment Status

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

47%

Employment Rate

13.1%

Unemployment Rate

McKeesport Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.63%

Born in Pennsylvania

98.04%

Native Born

1.96%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.04% of McKeesport residents were born in the United States, with 87.63% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,829-143-0.75%
201918,972-143-0.75%
201819,115-100-0.52%
201719,215-143-0.74%
201619,358-136-0.70%
201519,494-142-0.72%
201419,636-75-0.38%
201319,711-20-0.10%
201219,731-6-0.03%
201119,73770.04%
201019,730-4,310-1.96%
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%