The Homestead Library was built by Andrew Carnegie in Munhall. It has been restored and modernized during the last quarter of a century. New electrical lighting has been installed; computers for the use of visitors have been installed; the indoors gloominess has vanished. Additionally, there are indoor pools, basketball courts, and other recreational facilities.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (4.55%) is water.
There were 5,364 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the borough the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $32,832, and the median income for a family was $41,847. Males had a median income of $32,202 versus $24,029 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,052. About 9.7% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.