Pittsburg, CA
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Living in Pittsburg


Pittsburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 72,141 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pittsburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pittsburg is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pittsburg who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), sales jobs (9.75%), and maintenance occupations (8.33%).

One downside of living in Pittsburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.86 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Pittsburg is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Pittsburg, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Pittsburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.84% of adults 25 and older in Pittsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pittsburg in 2010 was $24,767, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,068 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 40.40% 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pittsburg's cultural character, accounting for 32.17% of the city’s population.

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