Port Vue, Pennsylvania
Romine Avenue
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°20′19″N 79°52′14″W / 40.33861°N 79.87056°W / 40.33861; -79.87056Coordinates: 40°20′19″N 79°52′14″W / 40.33861°N 79.87056°W / 40.33861; -79.87056
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.17 sq mi (3.04 km2)
 • Land1.14 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
 • Total3,798
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,213.91/sq mi (1,240.94/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-62320

Port Vue is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,798 at the 2010 census.[3]


Port Vue is located in western Pennsylvania along the Youghiogheny River near its confluence with the more navigable Monongahela River. It is bounded by McKeesport to the north, Liberty to the east, Elizabeth to the south and Glassport to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 3.54%, is water.


Port Vue is served by the South Allegheny School District.


School tax millage rate- The South Allegheny SD (shared with three other municipalities) in 2017 was 17.24. This ranked 41st highest/most expensive out of Allegheny County's 45 school districts, between McKeesport SD (40th highest) and Chartiers Valley SD (42nd highest).[4]


Port Vue Police Dept. is based at 1194 Romine Ave. in Port Vue. The 2017 Police department is under the leadership of Mayor Brien A. Hranics, Chief Bryan Myers and Lt David Petruski. There are currently 12 part time officers serving the Borough.


Origin of Borough: In 1891, approximately 500 residents of Lincoln Township decided to create a new borough. They met in a school house on the old Edmundson farm, and initially thought of naming the new borough "Grandview." However, because of the beautiful view of the port that McKeesport maintained on the Youghiogheny River, they agreed on Port Vue instead. Since then, war veterans and coal miners commonly lived in Port Vue. Port Vue Borough was incorporated 9/20/1892.

Government and politics

Presidential Elections Results[5][6]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 61% 1,000 39% 639 1% 8
2012 51% 788 48% 739 1% 25


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)3,651[2]−3.9%

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 3,798 people, 1,694 households, and 1,045 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,645.4 people per square mile (1,484.0/km²). There were 1,832 housing units at an average density of 1,764.6 per square mile (680.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.8% White, 2.00% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.02% from other races, and 0.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 1,694 households, out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 34.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.6 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the borough was $31,509, and the median income for a family was $37,318. Males had a median income of $31,680 versus $23,203 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,065. About 7.7% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


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  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Port Vue borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
  4. ^ EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved 1 September 2017.
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  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.