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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Pittsburgh is the 2nd largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 309,419 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 309,419
Daytime Population: Workers 288,790
Daytime Population: Residents 158,454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 447,244
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 283,908
Population in Familes 175,279
Population in Group Qrtrs 25,511
Population Density2 5,588
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $40,535
Average Household Income $63,247
Per Capita Income $29,132


Total Housing Units 159,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61,994 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 76,158 (47.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,658 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $97,287
Average Home Value $153,822


Total Households 138,152
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 61,571
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.14%
Households 0.19% 0.2%
Families -0.04% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 2017 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 Density # 103 94th
Diversity Index # 88 95th
Median Household Income # 1428 19th
Per Capita Income # 589 67th

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