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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Pittsburgh is the 2nd largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 308,432 as of July 1, 2020. 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 40.4406 and longitude -79.9959 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pittsburgh 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.

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


Pittsburgh, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 308,432 (100%)
Population in Households 284,071 (92.1%)
Population in Families 173,193 (56.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 24,361 ( 7.9%)
Population Density 5,570
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $47,287
Average Household Income $73,017
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $33,976
Wealth Index5 64


Total HU (Housing Units) 160,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62,567 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 77,905 (48.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,338 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $131,041
Average Home Value $200,142
Housing Affordability Index3 184


Total Households 140,472
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 61,308
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.09% 0.16%
Households 0.3% 0.32%
Families -0.07% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.14%


Pittsburgh, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pittsburgh to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 105 94th
Median Household Income # 1335 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 630 36th
Per Capita Income # 445 75th
Diversity Index # 95 95th

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