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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Pittsburgh is the 2nd largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 309,111 as of July 1, 2016. Pittsburgh ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pittsburgh is located at latitude 40.4398 and longitude -79.9766 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pittsburgh (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.38 sq. miles and a water area of 2.97 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 764 feet.

The City of Pittsburgh (GNIS ID: 1214818) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pittsburgh population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pittsburgh: Allegheny, Fort Dunmore, Fort Duquesne, Fort Pitt, Fort Trent, Pitts-Bourg, Pittsburg, The Manor of Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 309,111
Population in Households 283,558
Population in Familes 175,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 25,553
Population Density1 5,582
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 138,441
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 61,747
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 159,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62,009 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 76,432 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,227 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $93,647
Average Home Value $151,081


Median Household Income $38,428
Average Household Income $59,618
Per Capita Income $27,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.15%
Households 0.26% 0.25%
Families 0.0% 0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pittsburgh, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pittsburgh to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 103 94th
Diversity Index2 # 86 95th
Median Household Income # 1443 18th
Per Capita Income # 598 66th

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