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Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2016: 1,225,365 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 1,281,666 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 220,518
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 124,875
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 360,021
Renter-occupied apartments: 188,567 (it was 177,129 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

30%

Land area: 730 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 1678 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Allegheny County: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.1%), Educational, health and social services (19.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (78.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (12.5%)
  • Asian alone (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years
Males: 592,374  (48.3%)
Females: 632,991  (51.7%)

Allegheny County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Allegheny County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,140 ($38,329 in 1999)

This county:

$56,140
Pennsylvania:

$56,907

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $684 (lower quartile is $507, upper quartile is $924)
This county:

$684
State:

$732


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $147,100 (it was $83,500 in 2000)
Allegheny:

$147,100
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,000 - $234,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $185,760
Here:

$185,760
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $164,240
Here:

$164,240
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $141,882
Here:

$141,882
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $220,146
Here:

$220,146
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $199,881
Here:

$199,881
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $62,577
Here:

$62,577
State:

$63,841
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,296
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $513

Institutionalized population: 13,287

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Health of residents in Allegheny County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
74.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
71.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.
22.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1865 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2001: 1708 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2002: 1927 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2003: 1924 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2004: 1866 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2005: 1594 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2006: 1738 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2007: 1565 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2008: 1285 buildings, average cost: $219,300
  • 2009: 1052 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2010: 1407 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2011: 1196 buildings, average cost: $238,700
  • 2012: 1274 buildings, average cost: $248,800
  • 2013: 1423 buildings, average cost: $252,800
  • 2014: 1352 buildings, average cost: $263,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,228 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,595 (2.1%)

Allegheny County household income distribution in 2009 Allegheny County home values distribution Allegheny County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.6%
Allegheny County:

11.6%
Pennsylvania:

12.9%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 16.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.2% for American Indian residents, 7.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 25.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.6 years old
(Males: 38.8 years old, Females: 43.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 34.2 years old, American Indian residents: 37.4 years old, Asian residents: 31.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.8 years old, Other race residents: 27.6 years old)

Area name: Pittsburgh, PA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Allegheny County is $601 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $894 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, Bethel Park, Mount Lebanon, Ross Township, Shaler Township, Municipality of Monroeville, McCandless Township, Monroeville, Plum.

Allegheny County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Allegheny County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.294 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.2 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cass County, Nebraska , Monmouth County, New Jersey , Holmes County, Ohio , Harrison County, Missouri , Van Wert County, Ohio , Wyandot County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 87,059
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 41.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 69,565 (44.9% naturalized citizens)

Allegheny County:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 25,094
  • 2000 to 2009: 18,464
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,842
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,578
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,827
  • Before 1970: 14,548
Note: State values scaled to Allegheny County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.2%

Allegheny County marital status for males Allegheny County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 367,372
  • One, attached: 63,433
  • Two: 29,016
  • 3 or 4: 27,765
  • 5 to 9: 24,709
  • 10 to 19: 23,936
  • 20 to 49: 17,015
  • 50 or more: 35,141
  • Mobile homes: 3,857
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Allegheny County with a mortgage: 204,942 (4,188 second mortgage, 29,571 home equity loan, 1,560 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 134,067

Here:

60.4% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Allegheny County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic460,672183
Mainline Protestant139,551414
Evangelical Protestant78,101349
Other38,78198
Black Protestant14,26875
Orthodox9,60629
None482,369-
Allegheny County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 209
Allegheny County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 133
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 297
Allegheny County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 993
This county:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Allegheny County:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Allegheny County:

26.3%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Allegheny County:

Average size of farms: 73 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,239
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $674.13
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.16%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,677
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,100
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.74%
Corn for grain: 937 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 377 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 75 harvested acres
Vegetables: 894 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 103 acres

Earthquake activity:

Allegheny County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 76.1 miles away from Allegheny County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 263.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from Allegheny County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 12, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4149: October 01, 2013, FEMA Id: 4149, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Severe Storms, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 31, 1998 to June 02, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1219: June 08, 1998, FEMA Id: 1219, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1085: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Pennsylvania Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 04, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1015: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Allegheny County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (16%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Other South Central Asia (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Russia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Allegheny County (%):

  • German (13%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • American (8%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Slovak (3%)
  • English (3%)

Allegheny County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 514,858 (73.2%)
  • Carpooled: 59,881 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 58,894 (8.4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3,476 (0.5%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2,195 (0.3%)
  • Railroad: 100 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 29 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 5,152 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 4,286 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 24,243 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 30,577 (4.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 13,941 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 11,101 people in nursing homes
  • 3,285 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,785 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,765 people in state prisons
  • 1,460 people in religious group quarters
  • 901 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 792 people in other group homes
  • 749 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 544 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 544 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 531 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 518 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 387 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 365 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 316 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 311 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 171 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 120 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 87 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 80 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 76 people in halfway houses
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 42 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 22 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 22 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 19 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 3 people in military ships
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 17,469 people in college/university student housing
  • 7,942 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,594 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,736 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,704 people in state prisons
  • 1,448 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 639 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 389 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 288 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 256 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 205 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 125 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 89 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 84 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 80 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,538.

3.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.90%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($442 average AGI)
Allegheny County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

1.73% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($17,926 average AGI)
2.15% relocated from other states ($30,203 average AGI)
Allegheny County:

2.15%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.38% ($38,522 average AGI)
from Washington County, PA  0.24% ($56,179)
from Butler County, PA  0.20% ($49,311)
from Beaver County, PA  0.15% ($40,473)
from Erie County, PA  0.06% ($29,397)
from Cuyahoga County, OH  0.05% ($74,703)
from Cook County, IL  0.05% ($59,461)


3.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.77%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($983 average AGI)
Allegheny County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

1.57% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($19,990 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($32,158 average AGI)
Allegheny County:

2.13%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.37% ($46,444 average AGI)
to Washington County, PA  0.25% ($57,144)
to Butler County, PA  0.24% ($60,465)
to Beaver County, PA  0.18% ($43,481)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.05% ($39,004)
to Cook County, IL  0.05% ($48,577)
to New York County, NY  0.05% ($50,970)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Allegheny County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Allegheny County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Allegheny County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Allegheny County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Allegheny County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 232,843 (200,778 aged, 32,065 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 14,316 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (21,329)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (14,951)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (14,358)
  • Unspecified dementia (9,159)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (8,286)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (7,603)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (7,340)
  • Congestive heart failure (5,628)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (5,024)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (4,984)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,953
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 428
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,010

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,050
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,190
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 78
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 3,010

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 70.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 52.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.0
  • Other - 11.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 55.1
  • Suffocation - 31.4
  • Poisoning - 18.3
  • Fall - 4.6
  • Drowning - 3.0
  • Other - 4.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,225,365
  • In family households: 903,183 (149,826 male householders, 145,981 female householders)
    219,097 spouses, 318,273 children (300,730 natural, 8,023 adopted, 9,520 stepchildren), 17,929 grandchildren, 11,740 brothers or sisters, 12,226 parents, 10,032 other relatives, 18,079 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 286,466 (104,534 male householders (81,664 living alone)), 128,551 female householders (111,422 living alone)), 53,381 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 35,716

Size of family households: 145,418 2-persons, 73,194 3-persons, 49,717 4-persons, 19,292 5-persons, 5,209 6-persons, 2,977 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 193,086 1-person, 34,498 2-persons, 4,368 3-persons, 848 4-persons, 168 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.

151,033 married couples with children.
61,368 single-parent households (12,065 men, 49,303 women).

92.7% of residents of Allegheny speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $11,850,491,000 ($9,474 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,205,149,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,670,306,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,738,661,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $52,993,000
Federal grants: $2,588,824,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,790,419,000 ($925,954,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,009,289,000 ($137,886,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $15,518,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $376,042,000
Federal Government insurance: $425,886,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 72,091
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 79,046
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11,311
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -48,397
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Allegheny County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 218.93 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 3,764
  • 2010 to 2013: 7,604
  • 2000 to 2009: 26,906
  • 1990 to 1999: 35,674
  • 1980 to 1989: 39,608
  • 1970 to 1979: 61,051
  • 1960 to 1969: 74,374
  • 1950 to 1959: 110,522
  • 1940 to 1949: 57,709
  • 1939 or earlier: 175,053
Note: State values scaled to Allegheny population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Allegheny County population
  • 1 room: 563
  • 2 rooms: 648
  • 3 rooms: 2,845
  • 4 rooms: 20,819
  • 5 rooms: 47,961
  • 6 rooms: 91,215
  • 7 rooms: 63,566
  • 8 rooms: 50,992
  • 9+ rooms: 60,400
  • 1 room: 9,447
  • 2 rooms: 10,048
  • 3 rooms: 41,764
  • 4 rooms: 48,199
  • 5 rooms: 33,996
  • 6 rooms: 25,438
  • 7 rooms: 11,438
  • 8 rooms: 5,007
  • 9+ rooms: 4,546
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Allegheny County population
  • no bedroom: 630
  • 1 bedroom: 6,081
  • 2 bedrooms: 66,797
  • 3 bedrooms: 172,912
  • 4 bedrooms: 75,638
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16,951
  • no bedroom: 10,441
  • 1 bedroom: 61,212
  • 2 bedrooms: 70,756
  • 3 bedrooms: 37,480
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,979
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,015
Cars and other vehicles available in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Allegheny County population
  • no vehicle: 15,634
  • 1 vehicle: 114,757
  • 2 vehicles: 148,185
  • 3 vehicles: 45,148
  • 4 vehicles: 11,750
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,535
  • no vehicle: 55,578
  • 1 vehicle: 93,479
  • 2 vehicles: 33,470
  • 3 vehicles: 6,351
  • 4 vehicles: 649
  • 5+ vehicles: 356

86% of Allegheny County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County:

86.1%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 947,250
  • Other state: 198,177
  • Northeast: 50,865
  • Midwest: 55,868
  • South: 70,475
  • West: 20,969

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Allegheny County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (91.8%)
  • Electricity (5.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (68.3%)
  • Electricity (27.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,853
Here:

14.9%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7,341
Here:

13.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23,032
Here:

34.3%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Allegheny County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $31,958,000
    Regular Highways: $18,446,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,889,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,312,000
    General - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $460,950,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $266,045,000
    General - Other: $110,637,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $83,844,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,748,000
    Correctional Institutions: $54,473,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,977,000
    Police Protection: $31,478,000
    Housing and Community Development: $28,232,000
    Corrections - Other: $21,790,000
    Financial Administration: $16,242,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,179,000
    Regular Highways: $10,248,000
    Libraries: $7,613,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,685,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,246,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $299,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $190,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $371,463,000
    Corporate Bonds: $84,187,000
    Benefit Payments: $55,942,000
    Other Investments - Other: $49,639,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $18,654,000
    Withdrawals: $4,239,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,714,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $26,816,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,455,000
    Other Higher Education: $21,300,000
    Libraries: $18,873,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,681,000
    Regular Highways: $252,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,643,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $497,000
    Financial Administration: $434,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $328,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $310,000
    Health - Other: $250,000
    Parks and Recreation: $200,000
    Correctional Institutions: $68,000
    Police Protection: $22,000
    Corrections - Other: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
    General Public Building: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $262,836,000

Allegheny County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $58,522,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,663,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,504,000
    Parking Facilities: $330,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $51,260,000
    From Parent Local Government: $16,586,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $16,486,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $47,338,000
    Education: $11,179,000
    All Other: $4,619,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,289,000
    Highways: $738,000
    General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,653,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,170,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,268,000
    Rents: $1,531,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $466,569,000
    Public Welfare: $282,225,000
    All Other: $107,759,000
    General Local Government Support: $76,009,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,658,000
    Highways: $9,295,000
    Education: $2,985,000
  • Tax - Property: $262,063,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $22,855,000
    Other Selective Sales: $15,572,000
    NEC: $1,873,000

Allegheny County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $620,918,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $575,754,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $220,172,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $175,008,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $37,295,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $37,025,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $270,000

Allegheny County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,558,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $98,829,000
    Total Other Securities: $93,343,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,324,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,990,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 32,366
  • Number of aged recipients: 2,675
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 29,691
  • Number of recipients under 18: 5,790
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 20,737
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,839
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 9,708
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 15,915
Allegheny County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Allegheny County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 414 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,158$119,7726,179$158,73517,314$155,7762,824$46,901104$907,2791,127$97,82220$84,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED213$111,535456$155,0751,847$142,813263$42,8636$1,002,333115$81,2097$61,143
APPLICATIONS DENIED513$107,464640$125,7167,052$131,9752,153$31,51037$242,865607$82,01058$40,052
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN467$114,600616$157,9374,445$142,779420$56,4525$223,600229$103,71210$76,900
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS97$109,412102$129,127915$145,54174$54,1892$316,00046$104,1524$69,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 349 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,475$157,459591$179,04212$115,083
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED380$186,739223$164,65913$97,692
APPLICATIONS DENIED108$185,843107$177,5232$353,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN45$155,46749$188,0613$47,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$121,5917$148,4295$114,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Allegheny County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19,98574.3 years
Mary18,67980.2 years
William13,14973.8 years
Joseph11,64374.9 years
Anna9,38481.9 years
James9,11772.1 years
Margaret8,58679.6 years
Helen7,94179.5 years
George7,79875.1 years
Charles7,73274.2 years
Most common last names in Allegheny County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3,44775.6 years
Miller2,88776.5 years
Jones2,01174.7 years
Brown1,99775.2 years
Williams1,85874.2 years
Johnson1,79574.4 years
Davis1,49575.0 years
Thomas1,38875.0 years
Wilson1,25576.0 years
Thompson1,03375.6 years
Businesses in Allegheny County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven25Johnny Rockets1
ALDI7Jones New York32
ALDO3Journeys6
AMF Bowling2Justice8
AT&T17KFC24
Abercrombie & Fitch5Kincaid2
Abercrombie Kids3Kmart11
Ace Hardware5Knights Inn2
Advance Auto Parts24Kohl's6
Aeropostale6Kroger4
American Eagle Outfitters12LA Fitness8
Ann Taylor6La Quinta1
Apple Store3La-Z-Boy5
Applebee's8Lane Bryant4
Arby's22Lane Furniture10
Audi2LensCrafters4
AutoZone5Little Caesars Pizza12
Avenue3Long John Silver's9
BMW3Lowe's7
Bakers2Macy's10
Bally Total Fitness3Marriott15
Banana Republic4Marshalls7
Barnes & Noble5MasterBrand Cabinets44
Baskin-Robbins4Mazda3
Bath & Body Works8McDonald's49
Bebe2Men's Wearhouse7
Bed Bath & Beyond5Motel 62
Ben & Jerry's1Motherhood Maternity12
Bentleymotors.Com1New Balance23
Best Western1New York & Co4
Blockbuster2Nike79
Brooks Brothers1Nissan5
Brookstone4Nordstrom1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Office Depot6
Budget Car Rental3OfficeMax6
Burger King17Old Navy4
CVS26Olive Garden7
Cache5Outback4
Cambria1Outback Steakhouse4
Caribou Coffee4Pac Sun5
Casual Male XL4Panera Bread16
Catherines5Papa John's Pizza5
Charlotte Russe4Payless12
Chevrolet11Penske6
Chick-Fil-A9PetSmart4
Chico's5Pier 1 Imports4
Chipotle5Pizza Hut28
Chuck E. Cheese's3Plato's Closet3
Circle K4Popeyes1
Clarion1Pottery Barn1
Clarks1Pottery Barn Kids1
Cold Stone Creamery3Qdoba Mexican Grill8
Coldwater Creek3Quality3
Comfort Inn7Quiznos9
Comfort Suites2RadioShack25
Costco2Red Lobster4
Crate & Barrel1Red Robin4
Cricket Wireless36Red Roof Inn2
Curves20Rite Aid80
DHL3Rue213
Dairy Queen25Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Days Inn3SAS Shoes2
Deb3SONIC Drive-In4
Decora Cabinetry14Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dennys8Sam's Club4
Domino's Pizza5Sears21
DressBarn3Sephora4
Dressbarn2Sheraton1
Dunkin Donuts13Shoe Carnival2
Econo Lodge3Soma Intimates3
Eddie Bauer1Spencer Gifts3
Ethan Allen3Sprint Nextel9
Express5Staples5
Extended Stay America3Starbucks43
Famous Footwear6Steak 'n Shake4
Fashion Bug10Subaru5
FedEx228Subway101
Finish Line5Super 83
Firestone Complete Auto Care9T-Mobile44
Foot Locker6T.G.I. Driday's6
Ford8T.J.Maxx5
Forever 214Taco Bell15
GNC52Talbots6
GameStop20Target8
Gap7The Athlete's Foot3
Goodwill9The Cheesecake Factory2
Gymboree3The Limited2
H&M4The Room Place1
H&R Block51Toyota5
Hardee's1Toys"R"Us8
Haworth2Trader Joe's2
Hilton10True Value13
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul40
Holiday Inn12UPS260
Hollister Co.4Urban Outfitters1
Home Depot9Value City Furniture3
Honda5Vans7
Hot Topic5Verizon Wireless10
Houlihan's4Victoria's Secret7
Hyatt2Volkswagen4
Hyundai5Walgreens15
IHOP2Walmart8
IKEA1Wendy's38
InTown Suites1Westin1
J. Jill2Wet Seal6
J.Crew3Whole Foods Market1
JCPenney4YMCA18
JoS. A. Bank5

Allegheny County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"