Pittsburg, KS

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Population

20,278

0.593% decline

Median Age

25.8


Median Household Income

$31,948

3.65% decline

Poverty Rate

28.6%


Number of Employees

9,637

1.35% decline

Median Property Value

$84,800

0.593% growth

About

In 2017, Pittsburg, KS had a population of 20.3k people with a median age of 25.8 and a median household income of $31,948. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pittsburg, KS declined from 20,399 to 20,278, a -0.593% decrease and its median household income declined from $33,159 to $31,948, a -3.65% decrease.

The population of Pittsburg, KS is 80.6% White Alone, 7.66% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.39% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Pittsburg, KS speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pittsburg, KS are Pittsburg State University (1,715 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Pittsburg, KS is $84,800, and the homeownership rate is 42.5%. Most people in Pittsburg, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Pittsburg, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pittsburg, KS employs 9.64k people. The largest industries in Pittsburg, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,690 people), Educational Services (1,596 people), and Manufacturing (1,188 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,586), Finance & Insurance ($43,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,882).

Median household income in Pittsburg, KS is $31,948. Males in Pittsburg, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Pittsburg, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,948

2017 value

± $2,651

-3.65%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in Pittsburg, KS have a median annual income of $31,948, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,159 in 2016, which represents a -3.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 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

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 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, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas 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 9570

  2. Census Tract 9574

  3. Census Tract 9572

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsburg, KS was Census Tract 9570 with a value of $53,482, followed by Census Tract 9574 and Census Tract 9572, with respective values of $42,000 and $38,190.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pittsburg, KS (5.37k out of 18.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 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. White

    4,177 ± 446

  2. Asian

    501 ± 247

  3. Black

    371 ± 173

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

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

9.64k

2017 Value

± 729

-1.35%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pittsburg, KS declined at a rate of -1.35%, from 9.77k employees to 9.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsburg, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,078 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (887 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (873 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pittsburg, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pittsburg, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,078 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (887 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (873 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pittsburg, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.98 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.93 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pittsburg, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($123,214), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($52,344), and Management Occupations ($46,979).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.64k

2017 Value

± 729

-1.35%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pittsburg, KS declined at a rate of -1.35%, from 9.77k employees to 9.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsburg, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,690 people), Educational Services (1,596 people), and Manufacturing (1,188 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pittsburg, KS, though some of these residents may live in Pittsburg, KS 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, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,690 people), Educational Services (1,596 people), and Manufacturing (1,188 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pittsburg, KS has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.79 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.32 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pittsburg, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,586), Finance & Insurance ($43,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,882).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas 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 Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

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

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Health

86.3% of the population of Pittsburg, KS has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 8.7% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Pittsburg, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Pittsburg, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

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

13.7%

Uninsured

46.8%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

8.7%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pittsburg, KS grew by 3% from 13.3% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pittsburg, KS 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Pittsburg, KS is home to a population of 20.3k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Pittsburg, KS residents were born outside of the country (1.34k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pittsburg, KS is composed of 16.3k White Alone residents (80.6%), 1.55k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.66%), 890 Black or African American Alone residents (4.39%), 685 Asian Alone residents (3.38%), 663 Two or More Races residents (3.27%), 143 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.705%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pittsburg, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

25

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pittsburg, KS was 25.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 25. But people in Pittsburg, KS are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Pittsburg, KS residents was 26.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.34k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Pittsburg, KS residents (1.34k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pittsburg, KS was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Pittsburg, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pittsburg, KS was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.3k ± 243

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.55k ± 360

  3. Black or African American Alone

    890 ± 151

In 2017, there were 10.5 times more White Alone residents (16.3k people) in Pittsburg, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k Hispanic or Latino and 890 Black or African American 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, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Pittsburg, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Pittsburg, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pittsburg, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    327 ± 90

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    197 ± 85

  3. Korea

    93 ± 43

Pittsburg, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pittsburg, KS awarded 1,715 degrees. The student population of Pittsburg, KS is skewed towards women, with 3,514 male students and 3,588 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pittsburg, KS are White (1,352 and 85.8%), followed by Two or More Races (67 and 4.25%), Hispanic or Latino (66 and 4.19%), and Black or African American (44 and 2.79%).

The largest universities in Pittsburg, KS by number of degrees awarded are Pittsburg State University (1,715 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pittsburg, KS are Elementary Education & Teaching (154 and 8.98%), Registered Nursing (101 and 5.89%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (74 and 4.31%).

The median tuition costs in Pittsburg, KS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,396 and $16,148 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 69 degrees awarded

  2. 101 degrees awarded

  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pittsburg, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 69 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,715 degrees awarded

$5,396

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pittsburg, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pittsburg State University with 1,715 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

779

Degrees Awarded to Men

936

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 779 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pittsburg, KS, which is 0.832 times less than the 936 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,352 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    66 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pittsburg, KS were to White students. These 1,352 degrees mean that there were 20.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 67 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsburg, KS was $84,800 in 2017, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,300 to $84,800, a 0.593% increase. The homeownership rate in Pittsburg, KS is 42.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pittsburg, KS have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pittsburg, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$31,948

Median Household Income

± $2,651

7.82k

Number of Households

± 550

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.82k households in Pittsburg, KS declined from $31,948 from the previous year's value of $33,159.

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburg, KS 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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Housing

Property Value

$84,800

2017 Median

± $3,917

$84,300

2016 Median

± $4,809

In 2017, the median property value in Pittsburg, KS grew to to $84,800 from the previous year's value of $84,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pittsburg, KS 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, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pittsburg, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pittsburg, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

42.5%

2017 Homeownership

45.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 42.5% of the housing units in Pittsburg, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburg, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pittsburg, KS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

12.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pittsburg, KS have a shorter commute time (12.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.431% of the workforce in Pittsburg, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.85%

  3. Walked

    4.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pittsburg, KS was Drove Alone (82.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.85%) and those who Walked (4.84%).

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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