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Encyclopedia > McKeesport, Pennsylvania

McKeesport is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, at the confluence of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 24,040 at the 2000 census. It is the 2nd largest city in Allegheny County behind only Pittsburgh. 55,355 people lived in McKeesport in 1940. The decrease in the population is attributable to the general economic malaise which descended onto the region when the steel-making industry moved elsewhere. Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Allegheny_County. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 641 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2624 × 2455 pixel, file size: 131 KB, MIME type: image/png) Other versions Image:Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed January 22, 1800 Seat Pittsburgh Area  - Total  - Water 1,929 km² (745 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... The Monongahela River at Morgantown, West Virginia in 1999 The Monongahela River (Affectionately referred to as The Mon) is a river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Map of the Monongahela River basin, with the Youghiogheny River highlighted. ... The Pittsburgh Metro Area is the U.S. Census defined seven county region surrounding the city of Pittsburgh in southwestern Pennsylvania, United States of America. ... Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ...


Settled in 1795 and named in honor of John McKee, its founder, McKeesport remained a village until 1830 when coal mining began in the district. Large deposits of bituminous coal existed. 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Bituminous coal Bituminous coal is a relatively hard coal containing a tar-like substance called bitumen. ...


McKeesport was incorporated as a borough in 1842 and as a city in 1891. Population in 1900, 34,227; in 1910, 42,694; in 1914 (US estimate), 45,965; and in 1920, 45,975. The major employer was the National Tube Works, which fashioned iron pipes, and which once employed 10,000 men. McKeesport is the site of the first G. C. Murphy 5 and 10 cents store. 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... G.C. Murphy is a defunct chain of five and dime or variety stores in the United States. ...

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Geography

McKeesport is located at 40°20′38″N, 79°50′56″W (40.343919, -79.848844)GR1. Pittsburgh is about 15 miles (c 24km) upstrem from where the Monongahela river ends. Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... The Monongahela River at Morgantown, West Virginia in 1999 The Monongahela River (Affectionately referred to as The Mon) is a river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9 km² (5.4 mi²). 12.9 km² (5.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it (7.06%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods

Dravosburg (via Mansfield Bridge), Duquesne (via McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge), North Versailles, Port Vue, White Oak Dravosburg is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... Duquesne is a city located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... North Versailles can refer to two places in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States: North Versailles, Pennsylvania, North Versailles Township, Pennsylvania. ... Port Vue is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... White Oak is a suburban Pittsburgh borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


History

James McKee an original settler of Philadelphia and son of David McKee, built a log cabin near the confluence of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers, the site of modern day McKeesport. After taking over his father's ferry business which resided on the Youghiogheny and Monongahela rivers, he devised a plan for a city to be called McKee's Port. John set out his proposal in the Pittsburgh Gazette, under which new residents purchased plots of land for $20 and a lottery was to be held to satisfy those who may complain of an inferior location.

Demographics

As of the 2000 censusGR2, there were 24,040 people, 9,655 households, and 5,976 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,856.4/km² (4,806.9/mi²). There were 11,124 housing units at an average density of 859.0/km² (2,224.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.40% White, 24.46% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,655 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.01. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $23,715, and the median income for a family was $31,577. Males had a median income of $27,412 versus $21,977 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,242. About 18.1% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.9% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Points of interest

Richard J. Gergely Riverfront Park, John F. Kennedy Memorial, McKeesport Heritage Center, Mon-Yough Community Choir Renziehausen Park Rose Garden and Arboretum (258 acres) is a city park with rose garden and arboretum located on Eden Park Boulevard off Walnut Street, McKeesport, Pennsylvania. ... Penn State Greater Allegheny is a Commonwealth campus of the Pennsylvania State University in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. ...


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Municipalities and Communities of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
County Seat: Pittsburgh
Cities

Clairton | Duquesne | McKeesport | Pittsburgh Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Allegheny_County. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed January 22, 1800 Seat Pittsburgh Area  - Total  - Water 1,929 km² (745 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky The main square of the Catalan city of Sabadell during a popular celebration. ... Clairton is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the Monongahela River and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... Duquesne is a city located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ...

Boroughs

Aspinwall | Avalon | Baldwin | Bell Acres | Bellevue | Ben Avon | Ben Avon Heights | Bethel Park | Blawnox | Brackenridge | Braddock | Braddock Hills | Bradfordwoods | Brentwood | Bridgeville | Carnegie | Castle Shannon | Chalfant | Cheswick | Churchill | Coraopolis | Crafton | Dormont | Dravosburg | East McKeesport | East Pittsburgh | Edgewood | Edgeworth | Elizabeth | Emsworth | Etna | Forest Hills | Fox Chapel | Franklin Park | Glassport | Glenfield | Green Tree | Haysville | Heidelberg | Homestead | Ingram | Jefferson Hills | Leetsdale | Liberty | Lincoln | McDonald | McKees Rocks | Millvale | Monroeville | Mt. Lebanon | Mount Oliver | Munhall | North Braddock | Oakdale | Oakmont | Osborne | Pennsbury Village | Pitcairn | Pleasant Hills | Plum | Port Vue | Rankin | Rosslyn Farms | Sewickley | Sewickley Heights | Sewickley Hills | Sharpsburg | Springdale | Swissvale | Tarentum | Thornburg | Trafford | Turtle Creek | Verona | Versailles | Wall | West Elizabeth | West Homestead | West Mifflin | West View | Whitaker | White Oak | Whitehall | Wilkinsburg | Wilmerding A borough is an administrative division used in various countries. ... Aspinwall is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Avalon is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Baldwin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... Bell Acres is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Bellevue is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River, adjoining Pittsburgh. ... Ben Avon is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River. ... Ben Avon Heights is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Bethel Park is a municipality in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... Blawnox is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Brackenridge is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Braddock is a borough located in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, ten miles (16 km) above the mouth of the Monongahela river. ... Braddock Hills is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Bradfordwoods is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Brentwood is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Bridgeville is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Carnegie is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Castle Shannon is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Chalfant is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Cheswick is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Churchill is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Coraopolis (pronounced CORE-Ä“-AHP-uh-LIS) is a borough located in Allegheny County in the US state of Pennsylvania. ... Crafton is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, four miles (6 km) west of Pittsburgh. ... Dormont is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Dravosburg is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... East McKeesport is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... East Pittsburgh is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Edgewood is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Edgeworth is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Elizabeth is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Emsworth is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Etna is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on the Allegheny River, opposite Pittsburgh. ... Forest Hills is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Fox Chapel is a borough located six miles (10 km) northeast of downtown Pittsburgh in Allegheny County. ... Franklin Park is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Glassport is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Glenfield is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Green Tree is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Haysville is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Heidelberg is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Homestead is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in the Mon valley, seven miles (11 km) southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. ... Ingram is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Jefferson Hills is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Leetsdale is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Liberty is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Lincoln is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... McDonald is a borough located partially in both Washington and Allegheny counties, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... McKees Rocks is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the west bank of the Ohio River, adjoining Pittsburgh. ... Millvale is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on the Allegheny River, opposite Pittsburgh. ... Flag Seal Location Coordinates: Government Country United States of America State Pennsylvania County Allegheny Mayor James Lomeo Incorporated January 25, 1951 Geographical characteristics Area     Borough 51. ... Mt. ... Mount Oliver is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Munhall is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... North Braddock is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Oakdale is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... A view from the Hulton Bridge, which is the only road to Oakmont, PA from Harmar, PA. Oakmont is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Pennsbury Village is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Pleasant Hills is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Plum is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Port Vue is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Rankin is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Rosslyn Farms is suburban borough located 5 miles west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Sewickley is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Sewickley Heights is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Sewickley Hills is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Sharpsburg is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Springdale is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Swissvale is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania nine miles (14 km) east of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Tarentum is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Thornburg is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Trafford is a borough located in Pennsylvania. ... Turtle Creek is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Verona is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Versailles is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Wall is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... West Elizabeth is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... West Homestead is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... West Mifflin is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... West View is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Whitaker is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... White Oak is a suburban Pittsburgh borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Whitehall is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Wilkinsburg is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Wilmerding is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ...

Townships

Aleppo | Baldwin | Collier | Crescent | East Deer | Elizabeth | Fawn | Findlay | Forward | Frazer | Hampton | Harmar | Harrison | Indiana | Kennedy | Kilbuck | Leet | Marshall | McCandless | Moon | Neville | North Fayette | North Versailles | O'Hara | Ohio | Penn Hills | Pine | Reserve | Richland | Robinson | Ross | Scott | Shaler | South Fayette | South Park | South Versailles | Springdale | Stowe | Upper St. Clair | West Deer | Wilkins A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Aleppo Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Baldwin Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Collier Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Crescent Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... East Deer Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Elizabeth Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Fawn Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Findlay Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Forward Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Frazer Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Hampton Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Harmar Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Harrison Township is a census-designated place and township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Indiana Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Kennedy Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Kilbuck Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Leet Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Marshall Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... McCandless is a census-designated place and township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Moon Township is located along the Ohio River in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Neville Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... North Fayette Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... North Versailles (pronounced north ver-SAILS) is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... OHara Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Ohio Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Penn Hills is a census-designated place located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Pine Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Reserve Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Richland Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Robinson Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States approximately 12 miles west of Pittsburgh. ... Ross Township is a census-designated place and township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Scott Township is a census-designated place and township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Shaler Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 29,757. ... South Fayette Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... South Park Township is located in the southern part of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. ... South Versailles Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Springdale Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,802. ... Stowe Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Upper St. ... West Deer Township www. ... Wilkins Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ...

Communities and CDPs

Carnot-Moon | Curtisville | Harmarville | Imperial-Enlow | Russellton | Sturgeon-Noblestown It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Carnot-Moon is a census-designated place and town in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Curtisville is a census-designated place located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Harmarville, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated community located in Harmar Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Imperial-Enlow is a census-designated place located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Russellton is a census-designated place located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Sturgeon-Noblestown is a census-designated place located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ...


 
 

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