Pittsburgh, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Pittsburgh is the 2nd largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 310,884 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 310,884
Population in Households 285,536
Population in Familes 173,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 25,348
Population Density2 5,614
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $42,347
Average Household Income $65,689
Per Capita Income $30,330


Total Housing Units 159,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60,505 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 78,790 (49.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,538 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $99,418
Average Home Value $159,119


Total Households 139,295
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 61,304
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.2% 0.2%
Households 0.27% 0.31%
Families -0.09% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2018 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 # 104 94th
Diversity Index # 91 95th
Median Household Income # 1384 22nd
Per Capita Income # 560 68th

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