Pittsburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 72,588 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 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 (13.33%), sales jobs (9.04%), and maintenance occupations (8.05%).
In Pittsburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.
The population of Pittsburg overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Pittsburg, 21.17% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pittsburg in 2018 was $29,972, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,888 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 43.42% 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 Asian. 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 32.07% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Pittsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.