Pittsburgh, PA

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2022 Population
303,843
0.21% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.5
0.593% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.4%
1.57% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,187
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$171,800
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
160,114
0.457% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pittsburgh, PA had a population of 304k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $60,187. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pittsburgh, PA grew from 303,207 to 303,843, a 0.21% increase and its median household income grew from $54,306 to $60,187, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pittsburgh, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.12%), and White (Hispanic) (1.4%).

None of the households in Pittsburgh, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Pittsburgh, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pittsburgh, PA are University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (9,973 degrees awarded in 2022), Carnegie Mellon University (5,175 degrees), and Community College of Allegheny County (2,859 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pittsburgh, PA was $171,800, and the homeownership rate was 47.4%.

Most people in Pittsburgh, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pittsburgh, PA was 1 car per household.

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Population & Diversity

Pittsburgh, PA is home to a population of 304k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.71% of Pittsburgh, PA residents were born outside of the country (26.5k people).

In 2022, there were 2.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in Pittsburgh, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2022 Citizenship
94.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.5% of Pittsburgh, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pittsburgh, PA was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pittsburgh, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    192k ± 2.08k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    70.2k ± 2.3k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    17k ± 960
3.64%
Hispanic Population
11.1k people

In 2022, there were 2.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in Pittsburgh, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.64% of the people in Pittsburgh, PA are hispanic (11.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pittsburgh, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26.5k people
9.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
27.3k people

As of 2022, 8.71% of Pittsburgh, PA residents (26.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pittsburgh, PA was 9.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,541 ± 477
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,828 ± 294
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,372 ± 277

Pittsburgh, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pittsburgh, PA employs 160k people. The largest industries in Pittsburgh, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,232 people), Educational Services (24,708 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (16,873 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($157,083), Utilities ($82,263), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,714).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

160k
2022 Value
± 2,987
0.457%
1 Year growth
± 2.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsburgh, PA grew at a rate of 0.457%, from 159k employees to 160k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsburgh, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,174 people), Management Occupations (15,937 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (13,475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pittsburgh, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

160k
2022 Value
± 2,987
0.457%
1 Year growth
± 2.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsburgh, PA grew at a rate of 0.457%, from 159k employees to 160k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsburgh, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,232 people), Educational Services (24,708 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (16,873 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pittsburgh, PA, though some of these residents may live in Pittsburgh, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,079
Median earning men ± $1,977
$37,595
Median earning women ± $1,133

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,250), Public Administration ($73,286), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,963).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,075), Information ($53,438), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,881).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pittsburgh, PA awarded 23,855 degrees. The student population of Pittsburgh, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 33,486 male students and 44,397 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pittsburgh, PA are White (13,998 and 67.7%), followed by Asian (2,347 and 11.4%), Black or African American (1,434 and 6.93%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,092 and 5.28%).

The largest universities in Pittsburgh, PA by number of degrees awarded are University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (9,973 and 41.8%), Carnegie Mellon University (5,175 and 21.7%), and Community College of Allegheny County (2,859 and 12%).

The most popular majors in Pittsburgh, PA are Registered Nursing (1,126 and 4.72%), General Business Administration & Management (759 and 3.18%), and Information Technology (650 and 2.72%).

The median tuition costs in Pittsburgh, PA are $40,625 for private four year colleges, and $19,760 and $36,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 44.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 77,883 (43% men and 57% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 77,883 students enrolled in Pittsburgh, PA, 43% men and 57% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 42,947 records, of which 60% were women and 40% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 476 degrees awarded
  2. 474 degrees awarded
  3. 468 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pittsburgh, PA was Computer Science with 476 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pittsburgh, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,973 degrees awarded
  2. 5,175 degrees awarded
  3. 2,859 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus with 9,973 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 9,966 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pittsburgh, PA, which is 0.718 times less than the 13,889 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 13,998 degrees mean that there were 5.96 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 2,347 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($40,625) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,150) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsburgh, PA was $171,800 in 2022, which is 0.609 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $147,600 to $171,800, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Pittsburgh, PA is 47.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pittsburgh, PA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pittsburgh, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Pittsburgh, PA is $60,187. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Pittsburgh, PA was Census Tract 1404 with a value of $182,287, followed by Census Tract 1403 and Census Tract 1401, with respective values of $142,738 and $124,444.

Property

$171,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,718
$64,984
Median Property Taxes
±$1,711

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pittsburgh, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pittsburgh, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

47.4%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.4% of the housing units in Pittsburgh, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1404
  2. Census Tract 1403
  3. Census Tract 1401

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsburgh, PA was Census Tract 1404 with a value of $182,287, followed by Census Tract 1403 and Census Tract 1401, with respective values of $142,738 and $124,444.

The following map shows all of the places in Pittsburgh, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,187
Median Household Income
± $1,706
137k
Number of Households
± 2,708

In 2022, the median household income of the 137k households in Pittsburgh, PA grew to $60,187 from the previous year's value of $54,306.

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburgh, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pittsburgh, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (49.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.5%)
  3. Public Transit (13.4%)

In 2022, 49.7% of workers in Pittsburgh, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.5%) and those who used public transit to get to work (13.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pittsburgh, PA have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Pittsburgh, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburgh, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pittsburgh, PA have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pittsburgh, PA (54.7k out of 282k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pittsburgh, PA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Pittsburgh, PA has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 0.89% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Allegheny County, PA see 887 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.449% decrease from the previous year (891 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1031 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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887 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Allegheny County, PA

Primary care physicians in Allegheny County, PA see an average of 887 patients per year. This represents a 0.449% decrease from the previous year (891 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Allegheny County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.3% under 18 years, 35.5% between 18 and 34 years, 32.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.38%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
0.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pittsburgh, PA declined by 1.45% from 5.46% to 5.38%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pittsburgh, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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