Pittsburgh, PA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
2.32M
0.3% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.1
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
10.7%
4.34% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,969
2.37% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$159,800
3.77% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
1.16M
0.34% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Pittsburgh, PA had a population of 2.32M people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $61,969. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pittsburgh, PA declined from 2.33M to 2.32M, a −0.3% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,535 to $61,969, a 2.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pittsburgh, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.11%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), and White (Hispanic) (1.04%).

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.

98% of the residents in Pittsburgh, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pittsburgh, PA are University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (10,067 degrees awarded in 2020), Carnegie Mellon University (5,450 degrees), and Duquesne University (2,771 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Pittsburgh, PA was $159,800, and the homeownership rate was 69.6%.

Most people in Pittsburgh, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Pittsburgh, PA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pittsburgh, PA is home to a population of 2.32M people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.04% of Pittsburgh, PA residents were born outside of the country (93.9k people).

In 2020, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.97M people) in Pittsburgh, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 188k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 56.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2020 Citizenship
98%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98% of Pittsburgh, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pittsburgh, PA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pittsburgh, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.97M ± 1.65k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    188k ± 1.74k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    56.9k ± 833
1.83%
Hispanic Population
42.6k people

In 2020, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.97M people) in Pittsburgh, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 188k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 56.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.83% of the people in Pittsburgh, PA are hispanic (42.6k 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

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Pennsylvania.
Most Common Origin
  1. India
    92,750 ± 7,450 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    72,397 ± 6,587 people
  3. China
    65,642 ± 6,274 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 92,750 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 72,397 and China with 65,642.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.04%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
93.9k people
3.92%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
91.3k people

As of 2020, 4.04% of Pittsburgh, PA residents (93.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pittsburgh, PA was 3.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    51,505 ± 1,317
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    21,105 ± 1,176
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    16,751 ± 872

Pittsburgh, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Pittsburgh, PA employs 1.16M people. The largest industries in Pittsburgh, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (197,356 people), Retail Trade (129,675 people), and Manufacturing (114,894 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,137), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,614), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,328).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,196. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.16M
2020 Value
± 7,869
−0.34%
1 Year decline
± 0.878%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pittsburgh, PA declined at a rate of −0.34%, from 1.16M employees to 1.16M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsburgh, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (133,287 people), Management Occupations (119,786 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (113,555 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Pennsylvania (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

1.16M
2020 Value
± 7,869
−0.34%
1 Year decline
± 0.878%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pittsburgh, PA declined at a rate of −0.34%, from 1.16M employees to 1.16M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsburgh, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (197,356 people), Retail Trade (129,675 people), and Manufacturing (114,894 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

$51,042
Median earning men ± $392
$34,021
Median earning women ± $333

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,404), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,965), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,254).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,865), Public Administration ($46,272), and Manufacturing ($45,624).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 29,814
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 13,579
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 13,118
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $38.2M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $21.4M
    Manufacturing
  3. $15M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

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

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Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 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
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 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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In 2020, universities in Pittsburgh, PA awarded 37,554 degrees. The student population of Pittsburgh, PA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 52,044 male students and 69,389 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pittsburgh, PA are White (24,717 and 74.8%), followed by Black or African American (2,436 and 7.38%), Asian (2,141 and 6.48%), and Unknown (1,475 and 4.47%).

The largest universities in Pittsburgh, PA by number of degrees awarded are University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (10,067 and 26.8%), Carnegie Mellon University (5,450 and 14.5%), and Duquesne University (2,771 and 7.38%).

The most popular majors in Pittsburgh, PA are Registered Nursing (1,989 and 5.3%), General Business Administration & Management (1,666 and 4.44%), and General Psychology (1,025 and 2.73%).

The median tuition costs in Pittsburgh, PA are $34,573 for private four year colleges, and $10,457 and $18,120 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 121,433 (42.9% men and 57.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 121,433 students enrolled in Pittsburgh, PA, 42.9% men and 57.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 80,275 records, of which 59% were women and 41% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 728 degree-majors awarded
  2. 879 degree-majors awarded
  3. 768 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pittsburgh, PA was General Biological Sciences with 728 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. 10,067 degrees awarded
  2. 5,450 degrees awarded
  3. 2,771 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus with 10,067 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 16,192 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pittsburgh, PA, which is 0.758 times less than the 21,362 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 24,717 degrees mean that there were 10.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,436 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 ($34,573) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,802) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,050) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.658% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.701% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.89M), and Some college (1.84M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Pittsburgh, PA was $159,800 in 2020, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $154,000 to $159,800, a 3.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Pittsburgh, PA is 69.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pittsburgh, PA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pittsburgh, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pittsburgh, PA is $61,969. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Pittsburgh, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $104,161, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $93,518 and $93,181.

Property

$159,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$902
$708,073
Median Property Taxes
±$5,463

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

69.6%
Homeownership
2020
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.6% of the housing units in Pittsburgh, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Pittsburgh, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsburgh, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $104,161, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $93,518 and $93,181.

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

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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.
$61,969
Median Household Income
± $476
1.02M
Number of Households
± 7,101

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.02M households in Pittsburgh, PA grew to $61,969 from the previous year's value of $60,535.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pittsburgh, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75%)
  2. Carpooled (7.77%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.53%)

In 2020, 75% of workers in Pittsburgh, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.77%) and those who worked at home (7.53%).

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

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pittsburgh, PA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Pittsburgh, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
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 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pittsburgh, PA (242k out of 2.27M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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95.8% of the population of Pittsburgh, PA has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Pennsylvania was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1235 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,235 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,235 patients per year. This represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1,237 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.3% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.25%
Uninsured
53.5%
Employer Coverage
13.1%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pittsburgh, PA declined by 16.3% from 5.07% to 4.25%.

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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