Pittsburg, CA

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Population

69,449

2.13% growth

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$66,739

4.36% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Number of Employees

31,873

4.64% growth

Median Property Value

$324,500

15.5% growth

About

In 2017, Pittsburg, CA had a population of 69.4k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $66,739. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pittsburg, CA grew from 67,998 to 69,449, a 2.13% increase and its median household income grew from $63,950 to $66,739, a 4.36% increase.

The population of Pittsburg, CA is 41.1% Hispanic or Latino, 18.7% White Alone, and 16.2% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Pittsburg, CA speak a non-English language, and 84.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pittsburg, CA are Los Medanos College (2,445 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Pittsburg, CA is $324,500, and the homeownership rate is 56.1%. Most people in Pittsburg, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 41.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Pittsburg, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Pittsburg, CA employs 31.9k people. The largest industries in Pittsburg, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,608 people), Retail Trade (3,509 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2,872 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,301), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,639).

Median household income in Pittsburg, CA is $66,739. Males in Pittsburg, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Pittsburg, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,739

2017 value

± $2,716

4.36%

1 Year Growth

± 5.46%

Households in Pittsburg, CA have a median annual income of $66,739, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,950 in 2016, which represents a 4.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pittsburg, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3131.02

  2. Census Tract 3090

  3. Census Tract 3132.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsburg, CA was Census Tract 3131.02 with a value of $66,680, followed by Census Tract 3090 and Census Tract 3132.06, with respective values of $64,722 and $61,218.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pittsburg, CA (9.34k out of 68.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    4,368 ± 512

  2. White

    2,878 ± 420

  3. Other

    2,413 ± 379

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pittsburg, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

31.9k

2017 Value

± 1,286

4.64%

1 Year growth

± 5.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pittsburg, CA grew at a rate of 4.64%, from 30.5k employees to 31.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsburg, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,869 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,190 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,682 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pittsburg, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pittsburg, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,869 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,190 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,682 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pittsburg, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.11 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pittsburg, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($94,679), Legal Occupations ($84,327), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,656).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

31.9k

2017 Value

± 1,286

4.64%

1 Year growth

± 5.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pittsburg, CA grew at a rate of 4.64%, from 30.5k employees to 31.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsburg, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,608 people), Retail Trade (3,509 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2,872 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pittsburg, CA, though some of these residents may live in Pittsburg, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pittsburg, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,608 people), Retail Trade (3,509 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2,872 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pittsburg, CA has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.08 times higher than expected), Construction (1.41 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pittsburg, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,301), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,639).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.9% of the population of Pittsburg, CA has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 24.6% on Medicaid, 7.15% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Pittsburg, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Pittsburg, CA see 1002 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1017 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1182 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,002 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Contra Costa County, CA see an average of 1,002 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,017 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Contra Costa County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

45.6%

Employer Coverage

24.6%

Medicaid

7.15%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pittsburg, CA declined by 14.4% from 11.8% to 10.1%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pittsburg, CA is home to a population of 69.4k people, from which 84.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 32.6% of Pittsburg, CA residents were born outside of the country (22.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pittsburg, CA is composed of 28.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (41.1%), 13k White Alone residents (18.7%), 11.3k Asian Alone residents (16.2%), 11.1k Black or African American Alone residents (16%), 4.12k Two or More Races residents (5.94%), 1.06k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.53%), 176 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.253%), and 148 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.213%).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pittsburg, CA was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Pittsburg, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pittsburg, CA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

32.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22.6k people

32.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

21.9k people

As of 2017, 32.6% of Pittsburg, CA residents (22.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pittsburg, CA was 32.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

84.2%

2017 Citizenship

83.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.2% of Pittsburg, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pittsburg, CA was 83.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    28.6k ± 2.15k

  2. White Alone

    13k ± 974

  3. Asian Alone

    11.3k ± 966

In 2017, there were 2.2 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (28.6k people) in Pittsburg, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k White Alone and 11.3k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pittsburg, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    959 ± 193

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    330 ± 107

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    296 ± 142

Pittsburg, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pittsburg, CA awarded 2,445 degrees. The student population of Pittsburg, CA is skewed towards women, with 4,052 male students and 4,996 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pittsburg, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,016 and 41.6%), followed by White (780 and 31.9%), Black or African American (257 and 10.5%), and Asian (219 and 8.96%).

The largest universities in Pittsburg, CA by number of degrees awarded are Los Medanos College (2,445 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pittsburg, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (711 and 29.1%), Biological & Physical Sciences (270 and 11%), and Humanistic Studies (208 and 8.51%).

The median tuition costs in Pittsburg, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 270 degrees awarded

  2. 269 degrees awarded

  3. 208 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pittsburg, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 270 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pittsburg, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,445 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pittsburg, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Los Medanos College with 2,445 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,061

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,384

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,061 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pittsburg, CA, which is 0.767 times less than the 1,384 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,016 degrees awarded

  2. White

    780 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    257 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pittsburg, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,016 degrees mean that there were 1.3 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 780 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsburg, CA was $324,500 in 2017, which is 1.41 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $280,900 to $324,500, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Pittsburg, CA is 56.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pittsburg, CA have an average commute time of 41.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pittsburg, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$324,500

2017 Median

± $7,349

$280,900

2016 Median

± $9,282

In 2017, the median property value in Pittsburg, CA grew to to $324,500 from the previous year's value of $280,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pittsburg, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pittsburg, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$66,739

Median Household Income

± $2,716

21.1k

Number of Households

± 971

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.1k households in Pittsburg, CA grew to $66,739 from the previous year's value of $63,950.

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburg, CA 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pittsburg, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pittsburg, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.1%

2017 Homeownership

55.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.1% of the housing units in Pittsburg, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pittsburg, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

41.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pittsburg, CA have a longer commute time (41.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 12% of the workforce in Pittsburg, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67%

  2. Carpooled

    16.9%

  3. Public Transit

    9.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pittsburg, CA was Drove Alone (67%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.9%) and those who Public Transit (9.92%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburg, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pittsburg, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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