Most Expensive Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
Pittsburgh is a large city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 305,412 people and 191 constituent neighborhoods, Pittsburgh is the second largest community in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 also has a very large population of students, making it a major college town. As often the case, having so many students around has a strong influence on the local culture. In fact, Pittsburgh is one of only a few big cities that are also major college towns, making it one of the nation's prominent intellectual centers. In addition, the presence of thousands of college students gives Pittsburgh a sophisticated style, and provides lots of diversions and entertainment for students. Being a big "college town" not only means that Pittsburgh has a burgeoning arts, music, and nightclub scene, but the innovation sector of the local economy receives a great boost from both the intellectual output of the faculty and the thousands of enthusiastic students who graduate every spring.
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, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Pittsburgh are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.
The citizens of Pittsburgh are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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||$100,636|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$938|
|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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