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Uniontown Pennsylvania Overview and Crime Rates

Uniontown is a city in Fayette County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is 46 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and is part of the Greater Pittsburgh Region. It is also known as Beesontown after its founder Hendry Beeson. This city was coincidently founded on the same day as the ratification of the United States Declaration of Independence that is 4th of July, 1776. To the southwest of Uniontown is Fort Necessity that was built during the French and Indian Was by George Washington.

It was later in the nineteenth century when this town grew due to the development of the steel industry and coal mining. This is also the town where the Big Mac Sandwich was born in 1967.

The total area of Uniontown is 2.04 square miles that are composed of all land. This city lies 999 feet above sea level and is resting on the base of Chestnut Ridge which is the westernmost ridge of the Appalachian Mountains to the east. The climate here is humid, and there are frigid winters and warm summers owing to its location in the mountains.

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Uniontown Pennsylvania Population

According to the latest census in 2010 there were a total of 10,372 people, 3,031 families, and 5,423 households. The population density here was 5136 people per square mile. There are a total of 6,320 housing units that have an average density of 3,103 per square miles. The 5,423 households comprise of 23.7% of those that had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples that lived together, 16% were female households with no husband around, and a total of 44.1% were non-families. The median income of a household here was $31,760, and that of a family was $37,841.


The calculated per capita income of the city was $22,457. Some of the famous people who call this city home are Henry Biddleman Bascom who was a religious circuit rider, US congressional chaplain, Methodist Bishop, and the first president of Madison College; John Dickson Carr, mystery writer; Jim Delligatti, inventor of the Big Mac, and Kaleb Ramsey, former NFL player.

Uniontown Pennsylvania Crime Rate 

The crime rate found in Uniontown is considerably higher than the national average across all the cities in US large and small. However, with a total of 33 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the highest in the US. As compares to other cities in Pennsylvania the crime rate in Uniontown is higher than 91% of the other cities and towns in this state.

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More importantly, when you compare the crime rate here to the crime rates in other cities of the similar population, the crime rate in Uniontown stands out as higher than the general average.

To know whether violent or property crimes contribute more towards the total crime rates it is essential to know both of these individually. It was found that the violent crime rate here was far higher than most other communities of different sizes. Crimes of violence comprise those such a murder, rape, aggravated assault, or armed robbery. This rate here is 1 in 311 which equates to about 3 per thousand inhabitants. It was also found that this city had the highest murder rate as compared to other cities and towns of different sizes.

The property crime rates here are 29 per thousand residents. Therefore, the chance of an individual living here being victim to property crimes such as burglary, arson, motor vehicle theft, or larceny is on in 34.

Due to the high crime rates here Uniontown is not the safest city to live in the US but it is safer than a few other. 

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