For population 25 years and over in Pittsburg:
For population 15 years and over in Pittsburg village:
10 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,056 (1.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (72.3 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (95.8 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (287.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Spillertown, IL (2.0 miles ), Crab Orchard, IL (2.1 miles ), Whiteash, IL (2.1 miles ), Johnston City, IL (2.3 miles ), Marion, IL (2.3 miles ), West Frankfort, IL (3.0 miles ), Energy, IL (3.1 miles ), Herrin, IL (3.1 miles ).
Latitude: 37.78 N, Longitude: 88.85 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 618
Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-4.5%).
Work and jobs in Pittsburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Pittsburg, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Pittsburg-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/29/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Pittsburg village center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.6 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Pittsburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 70.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from Pittsburg center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from Pittsburg center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Williamson County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Pittsburg:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pittsburg:
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Public elementary/middle school in Pittsburg:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.325. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 10.1. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.2%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Pittsburg compared to Illinois state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Pittsburg village (based on Williamson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.08%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 14
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,708 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($284 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,544 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 56
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,600
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:7
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.