Pittsburg, KS


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Pittsburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 20,409 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Pittsburg is the 22nd largest community in Kansas.

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 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 (13.66%), sales jobs (10.44%), and food service (9.77%).

Also of interest is that Pittsburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Pittsburg is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Pittsburg have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Pittsburg’s economy is one such example of this.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.11 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Pittsburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.98% of adults in Pittsburg have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pittsburg in 2010 was $19,318, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,272 for a family of four. However, Pittsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pittsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. 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, English, Italian, and French .

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