Pittsburgh, PA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
2.37M
0.0441% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
10.7%
0.326% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,283
8.18% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$192,400
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.18M
0.0311% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Pittsburgh, PA had a population of 2.37M people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $71,283. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pittsburgh, PA declined from 2.37M to 2.37M, a −0.0441% decrease and its median household income grew from $65,894 to $71,283, a 8.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pittsburgh, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.57%), and White (Hispanic) (0.776%).

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 (9,973 degrees awarded in 2022), Carnegie Mellon University (5,175 degrees), and Pennsylvania Western University (4,773 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pittsburgh, PA was $192,400, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

Most people in Pittsburgh, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pittsburgh, PA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Pittsburgh, PA is home to a population of 2.37M people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.96% of Pittsburgh, PA residents were born outside of the country (93.6k people).

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.98M people) in Pittsburgh, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 190k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 75k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% 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 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)
    1.98M ± 1.71k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    190k ± 2.25k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    75k ± 2.81k
1.99%
Hispanic Population
47k people

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.98M people) in Pittsburgh, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 190k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 75k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.99% of the people in Pittsburgh, PA are hispanic (47k 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
    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

3.96%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
93.6k people
4.08%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
96.4k people

As of 2022, 3.96% of Pittsburgh, PA residents (93.6k 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 4.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    49,213 ± 1,419
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    20,663 ± 1,017
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    15,940 ± 879

Pittsburgh, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pittsburgh, PA employs 1.18M people. The largest industries in Pittsburgh, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (199,212 people), Retail Trade (133,538 people), and Manufacturing (116,023 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,339), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,008), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,782).

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

1.18M
2022 Value
± 8,103
−0.0311%
1 Year decline
± 0.958%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsburgh, PA declined at a rate of −0.0311%, from 1.18M employees to 1.18M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsburgh, PA, are Management Occupations (126,646 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (126,297 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (112,132 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

1.18M
2022 Value
± 8,103
−0.0311%
1 Year decline
± 0.958%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsburgh, PA declined at a rate of −0.0311%, from 1.18M employees to 1.18M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsburgh, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (199,212 people), Retail Trade (133,538 people), and Manufacturing (116,023 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

$57,315
Median earning men ± $438
$39,714
Median earning women ± $460

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,332), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,406), and Information ($74,740).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,561), Public Administration ($52,941), and Manufacturing ($51,470).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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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 40,302 degrees. The student population of Pittsburgh, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 53,923 male students and 73,474 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pittsburgh, PA are White (27,093 and 73.4%), followed by Black or African American (2,825 and 7.65%), Asian (2,530 and 6.86%), and Unknown (1,627 and 4.41%).

The largest universities in Pittsburgh, PA by number of degrees awarded are University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (9,973 and 24.7%), Carnegie Mellon University (5,175 and 12.8%), and Pennsylvania Western University (4,773 and 11.8%).

The most popular majors in Pittsburgh, PA are Registered Nursing (2,222 and 5.51%), General Business Administration & Management (1,577 and 3.91%), and General Biological Sciences (769 and 1.91%).

The median tuition costs in Pittsburgh, PA are $36,847 for private four year colleges, and $13,824 and $23,086 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 55.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 127,397 (42.3% men and 57.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 127,397 students enrolled in Pittsburgh, PA, 42.3% men and 57.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 80,754 records, of which 59.8% were women and 40.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 590 degrees awarded
  2. 886 degrees awarded
  3. 740 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pittsburgh, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 590 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. 4,773 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, 16,310 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pittsburgh, PA, which is 0.68 times less than the 23,992 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 27,093 degrees mean that there were 9.59 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,825 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 ($36,847) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, less-than 2-year ($2,100) 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).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsburgh, PA was $192,400 in 2022, which is 0.683 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $167,500 to $192,400, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Pittsburgh, PA is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pittsburgh, PA have an average commute time of 26.6 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 $71,283. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Pittsburgh, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

Property

$192,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,357
$716,261
Median Property Taxes
±$5,382

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

70.2%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.2% of the housing units in Pittsburgh, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsburgh, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

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

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Household Income

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$71,283
Median Household Income
± $563
1.02M
Number of Households
± 7,039

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.02M households in Pittsburgh, PA grew to $71,283 from the previous year's value of $65,894.

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
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.

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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.2%)
  3. Carpooled (7.09%)

In 2022, 71.2% of workers in Pittsburgh, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.2%) and those who carpooled to work (7.09%).

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

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pittsburgh, PA have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Pittsburgh, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Pittsburgh, PA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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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 (247k out of 2.31M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Health

96.2% of the population of Pittsburgh, PA has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.979% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.2% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

3.81%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
0.979%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pittsburgh, PA grew by 1.59% from 3.75% to 3.81%.

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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