Most Expensive Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
Pittsburgh is a large city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 304,391 people and 191 constituent neighborhoods, Pittsburgh is the second largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Pittsburgh was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Pittsburgh is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pittsburgh is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pittsburgh who work in office and administrative support (13.38%), sales jobs (8.93%) and management occupations (8.29%).
Also of interest is that Pittsburgh has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Pittsburgh is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on the local Pittsburgh culture, lifestyle and music scene. In fact, Pittsburgh is one of only a few big cities that are also major college towns. The combination of big city status and thousands of college students gives Pittsburgh on one hand, a sophisticated style, while on the other also provides a youthful feel and lots of diversions and entertainment for students. Believe it or not, Pittsburgh is one of the biggest "college towns" in America, generating lift to the economy of the entire region, and issuing forth thousands of newly-minted college students every spring, powering the innovation economy, the arts, and a lively club scene.
Not only is Pittsburgh a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Pittsburgh is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Pittsburgh is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Pittsburgh really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Pittsburgh citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Pittsburgh ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Pittsburgh a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
The population of Pittsburgh is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.18% of adults in Pittsburgh have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pittsburgh in 2010 was $27,435, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,740 for a family of four. However, Pittsburgh contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pittsburgh is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pittsburgh home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pittsburgh residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pittsburgh include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, English and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Pittsburgh is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||132,379|
|PITTSBURGH HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||44.94%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||55.06%|
|TYPE OF PITTSBURGH HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||44.63%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||15.44%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||15.88%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||23.72%|
|SIZE OF PITTSBURGH HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.70%|
|AGE OF PITTSBURGH HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.05%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||13.49%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||29.56%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||52.89%|
|PITTSBURGH REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$100,650|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,187|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $56,000||18.87%|
|$56,001 - $113,000||36.08%|
|$113,001 - $225,000||25.30%|
|$225,001 - $338,000||9.04%|
|$338,001 - $450,000||4.51%|
|$450,001 - $563,000||2.24%|
|$563,001 - $844,000||2.39%|
|$844,001 - $1,126,000||1.01%|
|PEOPLE OF PITTSBURGH||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.07%|
|5 TO 17||11.18%|
|18 TO 24||17.52%|
|25 TO 34||18.75%|
|35 TO 54||21.75%|
|55 TO 64||11.76%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.97%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||90.98%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$40,009|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$27,435|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||22.79%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (18.78%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.52%)
Public Service (4.47%)
Information Technology (2.08%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||24.60%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.18%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.02%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.52%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.07%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.66%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (19.93%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (90.01%)
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