Swissvale, PA (Borough Center)




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About Swissvale, PA (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of Swissvale is $83,626, which is less expensive than 84.2% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 84.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Swissvale Borough Center is currently $824, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.8% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Swissvale Borough Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Swissvale, Pennsylvania.

Real estate in the Borough Center of Swissvale, PA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Borough Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Swissvale Borough Center has a 16.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 78.2% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Swissvale, the Borough Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Swissvale Borough Center neighborhood has more Slovak and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 1.6% have Croatian ancestry.

Swissvale Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

With more than 2.1% of residents living with a same sex partner, Borough Center is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Borough Center neighborhood in Swissvale are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 61.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 10.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 63.9% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Swissvale Borough Center neighborhood, 42.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.4%), and 12.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Borough Center neighborhood in Swissvale, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.3%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.9%), along with some Slovak ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Swissvale Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.0%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Swissvale Borough Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (77.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (14.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Swissvale 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Swissvale 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Swissvale 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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WOODLAND HILLS SD


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Woodland Hills Jhs
7600 Evans St
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
07-08
Dickson El Sch
7301 Schoyer Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
KG-06
Woodland Hills Academy
126 Monroeville Ave
Turtle Creek, PA, 15145
KG-08
Edgewood El Sch
241 Maple Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
PK-06
Shaffer El Sch
37 Garden Terrace
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
KG-06
Wilkins El Sch
362 Churchill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA, 15235
KG-06
Woodland Hills Shs
2550 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
09-12
Fairless El Sch
531 Jones Ave
Braddock, PA, 15104
PK-06

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