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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Pittsburg use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Pittsburg‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Pittsburg citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.84% of adults 25 and older in Pittsburg have a college 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.

In addition, Pittsburg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.17%).

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