Skip to main content
U.S. flag

This is an original und secure website


City of Pittsburgh

  •   State: 
    Allegheny County
      County FIPS: 
    40°26′23″N 79°58′35″W
      Area total: 
    58.35 sq mi
      Area land: 
    55.38 sq mi (143.42 km²)
      Area water: 
    2.97 sq mi (7.70 km²)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    5,471.26 residents per square mile of area (2,112.47/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Pittsburgh (PITS-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. It is the second-most populous city in Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, with a population of 302,971 as of the 2020 census. The city anchors the Pittsburgh metropolitan area of Western Pennsylvania; its population of 2.37 million is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia. Pittsburgh was named in 1758, by General John Forbes, in honor of British statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham. As Forbes was a Scotsman, he probably pronounced the name PITS-br- (similar to Edinburgh). Pittsburgh is home to large medical providers, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and 68 colleges and universities. Numerous technology firms including Google, Apple, Bosch, Meta, Nokia, Autodesk, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM are among 1,600 technology firms generating $20.7 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls. The area has served as the federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, robotics, energy research and the nuclear navy. The region is a hub for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and energy extraction. In 2015, Pittsburgh was listed among the "eleven most livable cities in the world". The Economist's Global Liveability Ranking placed Pittsburgh as the most or second- Most livable City in the United States in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2018. The nation's fifth-largest bank, eight Fortune 500 companies, and six of the top 300 U.S. law firms make their global headquarters in Pittsburgh.


Pittsburgh is the primary city name, but also Allegheny are acceptable city names or spellings, Pgh, Pitt on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh was named in 1758, by General John Forbes, in honor of British statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham. As Forbes was a Scotsman, he probably pronounced the name PITS-br- (similar to Edinburgh). Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough on April 22, 1794, with the following Act:"Be it enacted by the Pennsylvania State Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania... by the authority of the same, that the said town of Pittsburgh shall be... erected into a borough, which shall be called the borough of Pittsburgh for ever" From 1891 to 1911, the city's name was federally recognized as "Pittsburg", though use of the final h was retained during this period by the city government and other local organizations. After a public campaign, the federal decision to drop the h was reversed. The Pittsburgh Press continued without the h in its nameplate until August 1, 1921. The first known Europeans to enter the region were the French explorers/traders Robert de La Salle and Martin Chartier from Quebec during their 1669 expedition down the Ohio River. European pioneers, primarily Dutch, followed in the early 18th century. In 1784, Thomas Viceroy completed a town plan which was approved by the Penn family attorney. Pittsburgh became a possession of Pennsylvania in 1787, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was chartered in 1794. The following year, the Pittsburgh Unrest Rebellion resulted in federal troops being sent to the area. By 1797, the population grew to 1,400.


Pittsburgh has an area of 58.3 square miles (151 km²) The 80th meridian west passes directly through the city's downtown. The city consists of the Downtown area, called the Golden Triangle, and four main areas surrounding it. These surrounding areas are subdivided into distinct neighborhoods. Pittsburgh is on the Allegheny Plateau, within the ecoregion of the Western Allegheny plateau. Many Pittsburgh neighborhoods are steeply sloped with two-lane roads. More than a quarter of neighborhood names make reference to "hills," "heights," or similar features. The steps of Pittsburgh consist of 800 sets of outdoor public stairways with 44,645 treads and 24,090 vertical feet. The Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath connect the city directly to downtown Washington, D.C. (some 335 miles [539 km] away) with a continuous bike/running trail. The North Side is home to attractions such as Acrisure Stadium, PNC Park, Carnegie Science Center, National Aviary, Andy Warhol Museum, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Randyland, Penn Brewery, Allegheny Observatory, and Allegheny General Hospital. The South Side was once the site of railyards and inexpensive railroad workers. Since the late 20th century, the city has become a local destination with vibrant nightlife, ethnic eateries, live music, and live music venues. It is also one of the most vibrant areas of the city.


At the 2010 census, there were 305,704 people residing in Pittsburgh, a decrease of 8.6% since 2000. By the 2020 census, the population slightly declined further to 302,971. Its racial and ethnic makeup in 2020 was 64.7% non-Hispanic white, 23.0% Black or African American, 5.8% Asian, and 3.2% Hispanic or Latino American of any race. The five largest European ethnic groups in the city were German (19.7%), Irish (15.8%), Italian (11.8), Polish (8.4%), and English (4.6%). Pittsburgh has one of the largest Italian-American communities in the nation, and the fifth-largest Ukrainian community per the 1990 census. Pittsburgh has a sizable Black and African American population, concentrated in various neighborhoods especially in the East End. There is also a small Asian community consisting of Indian immigrants, and a small Hispanic community consists of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans. A 2017 study by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University estimated the Jewish population of Greater Pittsburgh was 49,200. According to a 2014 study, 78% of the population of the city identified themselves as Christians, with 42% professing attendance at a variety of churches that could be considered Protestant. While 18% claim no religious affiliation. Other religions (including Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism) collectively make up about 4% of Pittsburgh's population. The average household income for a household in Pittsburgh was $28,588. Outside of city limits, Sewickley Heights is by a wide margin the wealthiest suburb within Allegheny County.


Pittsburgh has adapted since the collapse of its century-long steel and electronics industries. The region has shifted to high technology, robotics, health care, nuclear engineering, tourism, biomedical technology, finance, education, and services. Annual payroll of the region's technology industries, when taken in aggregate, exceeded $10.8 billion in 2007. A National Bureau of Economic Research 2014 report named Pittsburgh the second-best U.S. city for intergenerational economic mobility or the American Dream. The largest employer in the city is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, with 48,000 employees. All hospitals, outpatient clinics, and doctor's office positions combine for 116,000 jobs, approximately 10% of the jobs in the region. The nonprofit arts and cultural industry in Allegheny County generates $341 million in economic activity that supports over 10,000 full-time equivalent jobs. A renaissance of Pittsburgh's 116-year-old film industrythat boasts the world's first movie theaterhas grown from the long-running Three Rivers Film Festival to an influx of major television and movie productions. including Disney and Paramount offices with the largest sound stage outside Los Angeles and New York City. An analyst recently observed of the city's medical sector: "That's both more jobs and a higher share of theRegion's total employment than the steel industry represented in the 1970s." The region is home to Aurora, Allegheny Technologies, American Eagle Outfitters, EQT Corporation, CONSOL Energy, Howmet Aerospace, Kennametal and II-VI headquarters.

Arts and culture

Pittsburgh has a rich history in arts and culture dating from 19th century industrialists commissioning and donating public works. The city is home to the world's second largest furry convention known as Anthrocon, which has been held annually at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center since 2006. Pittsburgh has a long tradition of jazz, blues, and bluegrass music. The National Negro Opera Company was founded in the city as the first all African-American opera company in the United States. Pittsburgh's Wiz Khalifa is a recent artist to have a number one record, his anthem "Black and Yellow" reached number one on Billboard's "Hot 100" for the week of February 19, 2011. Pittsburgh is also home to one of the several state licensed casinos, the Rivers Casino along the Ohio River, just west of Carnegie Science Center and Acrisure Stadium. The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the National Aviary have served the city for over a century. Pittsburgh also has many metal bands, most notably Code Orange, who were most notably nomi nomi in recent years, and most notably Mr. Rusted Root, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh and now lives in Berlin, Germany. The City of Brotherly Love is a popular music venue for national touring acts in Pittsburgh, such as The Roots, 311, and The Blackhearts, who are all based in Pittsburgh.Pittsburgh is the home of the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Quantum Theatre, the Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh and the early music ensemble Chatham Baroques.


Pittsburgh hosted the first professional football game and the first World Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, often referred to as the Bucs or the Buccos (derived from buccaneer), is the city's oldest professional sports franchise, having been founded in 1881. College sports also have large followings with the University of Pittsburgh in football and sharing Division I basketball fans with Robert Morris and Duquesne. Pittsburgh has converted miles of former rail tracks to recreational trails, including a Pittsburgh-Washington D.C. bike/walking trail. The city has a rich Negro league history, with the former Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays credited with as many as 14 league titles and 11 Hall of Famers between them in the 1930s and 1940s. The Steelers have been owned by the Rooney family since the team's founding in 1933, show consistency in coaching (only three coaches since the 1960s all with the same basic philosophy) and are noted as one of sports' most respectable franchises. Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 they have qualified for the most NFL playoff berths (28) and have played in (15) and hosted (11) the mostNFL conference championship games. The Tom Cruise film All the Right Moves and ESPN's Bound for Glory with Dick Butkus both filmed in the area to capture the passion and passion of local high school football. Pittsburgh's ABA franchise won the 1968 title, but the Steel City Yellow Jackets franchise is heir to it only in location.

Government and politics

The Government of Pittsburgh is composed of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh City Council, and various boards and commissions. Pittsburgh is represented in the Pennsylvania General Assembly by three Senate Districts and nine House Districts. Federally, Pittsburgh is part of Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district. The city's ratio of party registration is 5 to 1 Democrat. Pittsburgh ranks as one of America's safest big cities, in 2013 being named the 3rd "most secure" big city by Farmers Insurance. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, with close to 850 sworn officers, is the city's largest law enforcement agency. The Allegheny County Sheriff focuses on jail and courthouse security, while the Port Authority police patrols rapid transit. Crimes of a federal nature are covered by the U.S. Attorney for Western Pennsylvania. More instances of violent crime were reported in 21 of the largest cities while 37 had less. The FBI recommends against using data for ranking (2012):Per 100,000 persons stats (2012: 37 murders in the city that year). At the end of 2019, thesburgh Bureau of police reported 37 murders. In November 2021, Pittsburgh elected its first African-American mayor, Ed Gainey. It is considered the birthplace of the national Republican Party. From the Civil War to the 1930s, Pittsburgh was a Republican stronghold. The effects of the Great Depression, combined with entrenched local GOP scandals, resulted in a shift among voters to the Democratic Party. With the exceptions of the 1973 and 1977 elections, Democrats have been elected consecutively to the mayor's office since the 1933 election.


Pittsburgh is home to Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University. Also in the city are Carlow University, Chatham University, Point Park University, and the Community College of Allegheny County. The city also has an extensive library system, both public and university. Pittsburgh Public Schools teachers are paid well relative to their peers, ranking 17th in 2000 among the 100 largest cities by population for the highest minimum salary. In 2018 the starting teacher salary offered to teachers with a BA was $46,920. The maximum annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree was $95,254.Pittsburgh's public schools include City Charter High School (computer and technology focused), Pittsburgh Gifted Center, Barack Obama Academy of International Studies 6-12, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts 612, and Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Private schools in Pittsburgh include Bishop Canevin High School, Central Catholic High School, Winchester Thurston School, St. Edmund's Academy, Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, Yeshiva Schools and The Ellis School. Most notable are the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the University. of Pittsburgh's University Library System, which rank 9th-largest (public) and 18th- largest (academic) in the nation, respectively. Pittsburgh's public high school system is the largest in the U.S., with more than 2,000 students. It is also home to the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania = 5.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Pittsburgh = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 9,370 individuals with a median age of 38.1 age the population dropped by -7.98% in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 5,471.26 residents per square mile of area (2,112.47/km²). There are average 2.11 people per household in the 134,677 households with an average household income of $34,677 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.80% of the available work force and has dropped -4.28% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.64%. The number of physicians in Pittsburgh per 100,000 population = 380.7.


The annual rainfall in Pittsburgh = 36.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 29.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 146. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 160. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 43.14%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 67 years with median home cost = $114,150 and home appreciation of -1.17%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.33 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,888 per student. There are 14.7 students for each teacher in the school, 600 students for each Librarian and 423 students for each Counselor. 6.11% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.14% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.17% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Pittsburgh's population in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania of 321,616 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,03-fold to 9,370 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.87% female residents and 48.13% male residents live in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 58.57% are single population.

  • 25 minutes is the average time that residents in Pittsburgh require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    54.47% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.28% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 20.28% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.40% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 43.14% are owner-occupied homes, another 39.79% are rented apartments, and the remaining 17.07% are vacant.

  • The 68.41% of the population in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

Show cameras in area

Cameras in


Please wait while loading content

Please wait

Booking Offer

Other cities around Lodi

Title Distance in miles Show on Map

Skyline of Pittsburgh

In 51 U.S. states are published

6008 Companies
1559 Counties
3438 Cities

The 5 newest Companies

Frank's Automotive

102 Cory Ave, Prescott, AZ 86303

LKC Automotive & Towing

184 E State Rd, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Bill's Auto Repair

339 NJ-31, Flemington, NJ 08822

Garcia Trinity Auto Inspection

6518 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77048

Raspi's British Imports

125 A Industry Ln #1, Forest Hill, MD 21050

Other Companies

Bowles Automotive

2404 NC-115, Mooresville, NC 28115

East Rutherford Automotive

1245 Tiney Rd, Ellenboro, NC 28040

Hanifins Tire & Service Center Inc

105 Genesee St, Oneida, NY 13421

Worldwide Automotive Inc

3232 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Eichler Auto Body

220 W St Joe St, Litchfield, MI 49252

Landscape of Pennsylvania