Pittsburg, CA
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Pittsburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 70,679 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.

Pittsburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

In Pittsburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.86 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 percentage of adults in Pittsburg who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.84% of the adults 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 Irish, Italian, English, and French .

Pittsburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.17%.

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