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. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Pittsburgh have a strong influence on the local culture and music scene. In fact, Pittsburgh is one of only a few big cities that are also major college towns. This combination of big city status and thousands of college students gives Pittsburgh, on one hand, a sophisticated style, while on the other also providing lots of diversions and entertainment for students. In fact, Pittsburgh is one of the biggest "college towns" in America. This elevates both the status of the city and the knowledge sector of the local economy, which is sustained by a steady output of new college graduates 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. That’s because Pittsburgh is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Pittsburgh a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Pittsburgh is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Pittsburgh is having a public transportation system, but in Pittsburgh the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Pittsburgh benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
The education level of Pittsburgh citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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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