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The economy of Pittsburgh, PA employs 150,222 people. The economy of Pittsburgh, PA is specialized in Educational Services; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 1.64; 1.48; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pittsburgh, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (24,983), Educational Services (22,378), and Retail trade (14,343), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($95,625), Utilities ($63,210), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,667).

Median household income in Pittsburgh, PA is $41,293. Males in Pittsburgh, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,579. The income inequality of Pittsburgh, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Pittsburgh, PA. In Allegheny County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 108 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,363. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Pittsburgh, PA is home to a population of 304,385 people, from which 94% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pittsburgh, PA is composed of 192,187 White residents (63.1%), 73,012 Black residents (24%), 18,067 Asian residents (5.94%), 11,019 Two+ residents (3.62%), and 9,266 Hispanic residents (3.04%). The most common foreign languages in Pittsburgh, PA are Spanish (5,987 speakers), Chinese (5,290 speakers), and French (1,809 speakers), but compared to other places, Pittsburgh, PA has a relative high number of Italian (1,540 speakers), Hebrew (520 speakers), and Hindi (1,328 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Pittsburgh, PA awarded 25,921 degrees. The student population of Pittsburgh, PA is skewed towards females, with 11,240 male students and 14,681 female students. Most students in Pittsburgh, PA are White (16,214 and 62.6%), followed by Black or African American (2,008 and 7.75%), Unknown (1,497 and 5.78%), and Asian (1,486 and 5.73%). The largest universities in Pittsburgh, PA by number of graduates are University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (9,885 and 38.1%), Carnegie Mellon University (4,843 and 18.7%), and Duquesne University (2,802 and 10.8%). The most popular majors in Pittsburgh, PA are General Psychology (589 and 2.27%), Registered Nursing (387 and 1.49%), and General Biological Sciences (384 and 1.48%). The median tuition costs in Pittsburgh, PA are $33,778 for private four year colleges, and $17,292 and $28,058 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsburgh, PA is $108,400, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $97,900 to $108,400, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate of Pittsburgh, PA is 47.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Pittsburgh, PA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pittsburgh, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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