McKeesport has the 1558th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. McKeesport is part of the Pittsburgh metro area. Unemployment in the Pittsburgh area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Pittsburgh has the 23rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in McKeesport is below average at $46,270, and the median cost of a home in McKeesport is $46,600, which is below the national average. 11% of workers in McKeesport hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in McKeesport. 69% of McKeesport workers drive to work alone, 10% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in McKeesport spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.