The City of McKeesport

Historical Background

Founded in 1768, McKeesport was named after Scotland settler David McKee who farmed and operated ferries along the Youghiogheny.

What is now Highland Grove was once the 1753 meeting spot between Native American Queen Allequippa and Major George Washington.

McKeesport once supported many industries such as boat-building, sawmills, tanneries, and brick yards.

McKeesport’s population grew to over 50,000 by 1930.

McKeesport Today

The Carnegie Free Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

New retail development is slated for an area along East Fifth Avenue, specifically around Orange Alley and Gleditsch Alley.


Total Population:14,462
Minority Population:5,887
Total Housing Units7,754
Percent Vacant Housing Units:19.3%
Median Household Income:$22,969
Per Capita Income:$15,466
Individuals Below Poverty Level:23%

Community Profile

McKeesport Community Profile  

City Offices & Council

The Borough offices are located at 500 Fifth Avenue | McKeesport Pa 15132 and can be contacted by Phone at (412) 675-5020

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

City Staff

Staff PersonPosition
Matt GergelyCity Manager
Bryan J. WashowichPolice Chief
Jeff ListFire Chief
Steve KondroskyPublic Works Director
Chris HouseBuilding Inspector
Alfred TedescoCommunity Development Director
Ron BrewsterCode Enforcement
Falco MuscanteSolicitor
James T. HaugheyHousing Authority
Big's SanitationGarbage/Recycling Collection

City Council

City Council meets first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Work shops are held again at 7:00 the Tuesday prior. 

Elected OfficialPosition
Michael E. CherepkoMayor
Richard J. DellapennaPresident
Dale McCallVice Presient
James T. Barry Jr.Council Member
Jamie Brewster-FiloteiCouncil Member
Daniel K. CarrCouncil Member
V. Fawn Walker-MontgomeryCouncil Member
Keith SolesCouncil Member

For more information, please visit the City’s Homepage.