Swissvale, Pennsylvania Population 2020

8,549

Swissvale is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 8,549, it is the 86th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3433rd largest city in the United States. Swissvale is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -4.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,983 in 2010. Swissvale reached it's highest population of 16,488 in 1950. Spanning over 1 miles, Swissvale has a population density of 7,112 people per square mile.

The average household income in Swissvale is $56,891 with a poverty rate of 15.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $817 per month, and the median house value is $97,500. The median age in Swissvale is 39.9 years, 40.1 years for males, and 39.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.9 males.

Swissvale Demographics

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

  • White: 58.20%
  • Black or African American: 36.34%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Asian: 1.74%
  • Other race: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.05%
The current population of Swissvale, Pennsylvania is 8,549, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,689.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,983.

Swissvale, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,12658.20%
Black or African American3,20136.34%
Two or More Races2632.99%
Asian1531.74%
Some Other Race490.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.05%

Swissvale Population Pyramid 2020

Swissvale Median Age

39.9


Total

40.1


Male

39.7


Female

Swissvale Adults

There are 7,260 adults, (1,202 of whom are seniors) in Swissvale.

Swissvale Age Dependency

45.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Swissvale Sex Ratio

Female

4,817

54.69%

Male

3,991

45.31%

Swissvale Households and Families

Swissvale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Swissvale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
Male57.3%42.7%
All48.6%51.4%
Non Family40.8%59.2%
Female32.3%67.7%

48.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4541.9748.6
Non Family2,3441.1940.8
Married1,1952.872.6
Female7372.9232.3
Male1782.7557.3

2.74

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Swissvale Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1281.90%
9th to 12th Grade2744.06%
High School Graduate1,93128.64%
Some College98514.61%
Associates Degree72210.71%
Bachelors Degree1,47621.89%
Graduate Degree1,22718.20%

Swissvale Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,2854,1072,016
Black2,1211,913491
Multiple Races12912682
Asian12811589
Hispanic797934
Other Race2626
Islander1212
Native American44

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 69.53%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,058$38,161$31,534
Less Than High School$$$11,667
High School Grad$22,976$25,021$19,918
Some College$32,207$36,098$27,566
Bachelors Degree$38,705$48,686$30,898
Graduate Degree$57,500$60,625$56,122

$35,058

Average Earnings

$38,161

Average Male

$31,534

Average Female

Swissvale Language

Swissvale Language by Age

Swissvale Language

93.98% of Swissvale residents speak only English, while 6.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.22% of the population.

Swissvale Poverty

Swissvale Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,18288527.81%
White5,0544198.29%
Asian1532214.38%
Hispanic146117.53%
Other49612.24%
Native44100.00%
Multiple25131.20%

15.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.00%

Male Poverty Rate

17.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swissvale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swissvale is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swissvale is Multiple, with 1.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.53%
High School25.01%
Some College9.84%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed22.47%
Female Employed9.55%
Female Unemployed5.39%
Male Employed1.47%

Swissvale Income

Swissvale Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,315$56,891
Families$60,491$69,309
Married Families$83,603-
Non Families$31,531$43,948

Swissvale Marital Status

Swissvale Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Swissvale Married by Age and Sex

Swissvale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Swissvale Marital Status by Race

Swissvale Veterans

515

Number of Veterans

472

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam122
First Gulf War104
Second Gulf War98
Korea65
World War II32
Age Group Veterans
75+158
35 to 54134
65 to 7493
55 to 6491
18 to 3439
Name Veterans % of Total
White3317.33%
Black1676.93%
Hispanic1412.28%
2 or More117.48%
Asian64.23%

$Swissvale Veterans by Education

4.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swissvale Employment Status

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Swissvale 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

80.55%

Born in Pennsylvania

95.56%

Native Born

4.44%

Foreign Born

2.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.56% of Swissvale residents were born in the United States, with 80.55% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,549-70-0.81%
20198,619-70-0.81%
20188,689-49-0.56%
20178,738-70-0.79%
20168,808-65-0.73%
20158,873-69-0.77%
20148,942-35-0.39%
20138,977-11-0.12%
20128,988-5-0.06%
20118,99330.03%
20108,990-663-0.71%
20009,653-984-0.97%
199010,637-708-0.64%
198011,345-2,474-1.95%
197013,819-1,270-0.88%
196015,089-1,399-0.88%
195016,4885690.35%
194015,919-110-0.07%
193016,0295,1213.92%
192010,9083,5273.98%
19107,3810.00%