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, 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 (15.28%), sales jobs (10.01%), and maintenance occupations (8.41%).

In Pittsburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.20 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.

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.

The percentage of adults in Pittsburg who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.50% of the adults in Pittsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pittsburg in 2010 was $26,781, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,124 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 41.14% 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.

In addition, Pittsburg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.56%).

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