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McKean is a borough in Erie County, in the Erie metro area.
The community was named for the township, which was named for Gen. Thomas McKean, Revolutionary War officer who later served as PA governor
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named McKean. For links to other places called McKean, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of McKean is 42.002N. The longitude is -80.146W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,047 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 379.
In 1970, the community changed its name from Middleboro to McKean.
Sections below provide additional information and links about McKean demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Erie area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16426 ZIP code.
28% of McKean residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the McKean ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in McKean was $16,403, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of McKean residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in McKean, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $364. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $814.
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McKean political report.
The average commute time for McKean workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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