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.
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 citizens of Pittsburg are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.17% of adults in Pittsburg having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.
Pittsburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.07%.
The most common language spoken in Pittsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.