Living in Pittsburgh, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Pittsburgh SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Pittsburgh, PA Crime Report

10,876
Total Crimes
3,594.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
39.97%
Above National Average

Pittsburgh, PA Cost Of Living

91
Pittsburgh's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Pittsburgh (/ptsbr/ PITS-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a total population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 26th-largest in the U.S.
Population
303,587
Unemployment
6.2%
Poverty
21.4%
Median Home
$116,300
Median Income
$45,831
Median Rent
$922

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Map Of Pittsburgh, PA

Population over time in Pittsburgh

Year Population % Change
2017 303,587 -0.5%
2016 305,012 -0.1%
2015 305,305 -0.2%
2014 305,928 -0.0%
2013 306,045 -0.0%
2012 306,062 -0.1%
2011 306,430 -0.4%
2010 307,532 -0.2%
2009 308,003 -
Crime/100k Pittsburgh PA USA
Violent Crime 578.8 306.0 368.9
Murder 18.8 6.1 5.0
Robbery 230.0 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 289.9 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 3016.1 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 443.2 211.6 376.0
Larceny 2331.9 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 241.0 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Pittsburgh

White
64.8% (196,674)
African American
22.9% (69,652)
American Indian
0.1% (330)
Asian
5.7% (17,272)
Hawaiian
0.0% (60)
Other
0.3% (817)
Two Or More
3.1% (9,482)
Hispanic
3.1% (9,300)
Race Pittsburgh PA USA
White 64.8% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 22.9% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 5.7% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.1% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.1% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
11.4% (3,474,625)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.1% (2,150,449)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.1% (3,678,465)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.5% (3,191,255)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.7% (3,541,458)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.3% (4,957,418)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (3,228,459)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.9% (3,323,361)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (1,299,893)
$200,000 or more
5.0% (1,513,312)
Income Pittsburgh PA USA
Less than $10,000 11.4% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.1% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.1% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.5% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.7% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.3% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.9% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.0% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Pittsburgh

Female
51.1% (155,100)
Male
48.9% (148,487)
Gender Pittsburgh PA USA
Female 51.1% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Pittsburgh for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (3,035)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (18,215)
High School / GED
26.0% (78,932)
Some College
15.0% (45,538)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (24,286)
Bachelor's Degree
23.0% (69,825)
Master's Degree
13.0% (39,466)
Professional Degree
4.0% (12,143)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (12,143)
Education Pittsburgh PA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 15.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 23.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 1.0% 1.0%

6 Reviews & Comments About Pittsburgh

Overall User Rating
3.5
/5

Gwen St. Cyr

Bruh I live in PA just south of Pittsburg and when I went to Pittsburg it was like the mafia druggies bums and just a bad town reply if you've ever been in the strip district in Pittsburgh that's a shithol


HomeSnacks User

It is a smaller town but still a major city. It has a midwestern feel. People are very proud to be from Pittsburgh, but it is not very diverse, which can be problematic.

My favorite neighborhood is Shadyside. I love the skyline from Mount Washington.


HomeSnacks User

It costs a lot of money to live in a decent neighborhood here - one that's easily accessible and has a low crime rate. There isn't much to do during your down time so it's hard to meet people.

If you're looking for entertainment after work, this isn't the place for you.


HomeSnacks User

Pittsburgh has one of the worst school systems and recently has gained public attention for the racism in its policing. There is crime, generally most highlighted in certain, predominately poor and colored areas because Pittsburgh is one of the most segregated places I have visited. It is home to many college campuses and therefore college students, but is also considered a decent place tor raise a family. There are many sporting events if that is what your interest is and many plays and a decent art scene.

The Andy Warhol museum is a great place to visit and all of The Carnegie Museums offer an interesting way to spend an afternoon. Many broadway shows can be seen in Downtown Pittsburgh and the scenery by the many rivers makes for a great morning or evening walk/run. However the segregation is real so any area you are told to avoid is probably predominantly black and the gentrification that started with Google locating a headquarters there is saddening.


HomeSnacks User

I absolutely loved our trip to Pittsburgh! Its a beautiful area that seemed low on crime and had super friendly people. No matter where you went you were greeted with a warm smile and hello. The Grist house brewery is amazing and the "Just ducky" boat tour is something every water lover needs to experience!

The National Aviary is amazing-if you love birds it is a MUST! The Pittsburgh zoo was also VERY NICE! Great variety of animals and very knowledgeable staff! My son loved it~


HomeSnacks User

I enjoy visiting Pittsburgh with my family often and each time we have gone there, we have the best time. Whenever we leave we can't wait to go back. There is a feeling of country living close to everything you need and want which is so convenient. It is the perfect vacation spot for us!

There are tons of family-oriented places to go like museums and parks. The people are friendly, there's a ton of stores, restaurants, and country living. The views are beautiful all year round! The only bad I can think of is there are some rougher neighborhoods in the city but all in all, I felt safe there.

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