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Homestead is a borough in Allegheny County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

The community was named for the Homestead Bank and Life Insurance Company, or for one of the farms purchased by the company

The latitude of Homestead is 40.405N. The longitude is -79.912W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,626.


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Median household income
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$16,603
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Homestead demographic reports
Andrew Carnegie opened the Pittsburgh-Bessemer Steel Company here in 1881

Site of violent strike in 1892

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 73. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 19.9 per 1,000 people.

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11% of Homestead residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Homestead ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Homestead was $12,690, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Homestead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Homestead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $266.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $677.


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Allegheny County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Homestead political report.

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The average commute time for Homestead workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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