Pittsburg, CA
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Pittsburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 69,424 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Pittsburg is the 131st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Pittsburg are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities, Pittsburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pittsburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pittsburg is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pittsburg who work in office and administrative support (16.82%), sales jobs (9.49%), and maintenance occupations (8.78%).

One downside of living in Pittsburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.75 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Pittsburg is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Pittsburg area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Pittsburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.23% of adults 25 and older in Pittsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pittsburg in 2010 was $23,330, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,320 for a family of four. However, Pittsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pittsburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pittsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Pittsburg, accounting for 40.23% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Pittsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pittsburg include Italian, Irish, English, and French .

In addition, Pittsburg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.59%).

The most common language spoken in Pittsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.