East Pittsburgh is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,804 people and just one neighborhood, East Pittsburgh is the 628th largest community in Pennsylvania. East Pittsburgh has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Occupations and Workforce
East Pittsburgh is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Pittsburgh is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Pittsburgh who work in office and administrative support (27.63%), food service (10.77%) and maintenance occupations (8.62%).
Also of interest is that East Pittsburgh has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
One downside of living in East Pittsburgh is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In East Pittsburgh, the average commute to work is 31.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of East Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
For a small borough, East Pittsburgh has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in East Pittsburgh exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.