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0.25% decline
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Median Household Income
8.27% growth
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Number of Employees
3.75% growth
Median Property Value
11.4% growth

About the photo: West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The economy of Pittsburgh, PA employs 155,859 people. The economy of Pittsburgh, PA is specialized in Educational Services; Finance & Insurance; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.75; 1.46; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pittsburgh, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (27,771), Educational Services (24,554), and Retail trade (14,140), 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 $44,707. Males in Pittsburgh, PA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,584. The income inequality of Pittsburgh, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 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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The closest comparable data for the census place of Pittsburgh, PA is from the county of Allegheny County, PA.

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Pittsburgh, PA is home to a population of 303,624 people, from which 94.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pittsburgh, PA is composed of 198,820 White residents (65.5%), 68,184 Black residents (22.5%), 16,963 Asian residents (5.59%), 10,168 Two+ residents (3.35%), and 8,450 Hispanic residents (2.78%). 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 $35,062 for private four year colleges, and $17,688 and $28,828 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 $120,800, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $108,400 to $120,800, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Pittsburgh, PA is 47.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Pittsburgh, PA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pittsburgh, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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