A small city in Pennsylvania, McKeesport has a population of just over 19,000. Retirees are widely prevalent, as they account for 20% of the population compared to 14% nationally. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their residence. With a relatively low average rent of $607/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania. Each month, renters in McKeesport will pay around $310 less compared to the state average.
There are three primary industries in McKeesport: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 20% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. McKeesport workers bring in an average annual income of about $40,000, less than the average Pennsylvania resident. McKeesport's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. McKeesport has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 6% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Averaging about 30 minutes, McKeesport's commute time is longer than the state average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (30%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is used by just 4% of the population. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
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