Pittsburg, Kansas

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Population in 2012: 20,360 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 
Males: 10,198  (50.1%)
Females: 10,162  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  26.2 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66762.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,537 (it was $24,221 in 2000)
Pittsburg:

$30,537
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,291 (it was $15,318 in 2000)

Pittsburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,308 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Pittsburg:

$82,308
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $103,370; Detached houses: $106,795; Mobile homes: $39,900

Median gross rent in 2012: $655.

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Pittsburg races chart
  • White alone - 17,318 (84.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1,328 (6.5%)
  • Black alone - 616 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 496 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 477 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 122 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.06%)

Races in Pittsburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pittsburg: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (31.2%), German (15.1%), Irish (8.5%), English (7.0%), Italian (4.6%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1880

Elevation: 944 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,636 people per square mile   (low).

Pittsburg,KS real estate house value index trend

Pittsburg, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Pittsburg:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pittsburg city:

  • Never married: 46.9%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1,080 residents are foreign born (2.1% Asia).

This city:  5.3%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Pittsburg, Kansas as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pittsburg to the number of sex offenders is 599 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,277 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $983 (1.4%)

Pittsburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (79.2 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (111.9 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (340.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Chicopee, KS (1.7 miles ), Frontenac, KS (1.8 miles ), Mindenmines, MO (2.8 miles ), Franklin, KS (2.8 miles ), Weir, KS (2.9 miles ), Cherokee, KS (2.9 miles ), Arma, KS (3.0 miles ), Girard, KS (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $70,300
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2003: 97 buildings, average cost: $76,600
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2007: 38 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2012: 55 buildings, average cost: $111,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.41 N, Longitude: 94.70 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Fried Chicken Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,206 (+20.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,457 (71.7%)

Area code: 620

Pittsburg household income distribution Pittsburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Pittsburg by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 180031102
per 100,000 5.141.80.00.015.55.25.10.010.1
Rapes 1921151923108118
per 100,000 97.7109.777.598.9118.952.340.955.940.4
Robberies 1512161011108910
per 100,000 77.262.782.652.056.852.340.945.750.5
Assaults 10711580908180749452
per 100,000 550.4600.8413.2468.4418.6418.8378.1477.3262.4
Burglaries 471334268226278240262246209
per 100,000 2423.01745.01384.21176.11436.71256.31338.71249.21054.7
Thefts 1,4021,3281,1748889308558981,026884
per 100,000 7212.36938.36063.74621.14806.24475.54588.45210.04460.8
Auto thefts 737077476058695747
per 100,000 375.5365.7397.7244.6310.1303.6352.6289.4237.2
Arson 19179121114231615
per 100,000 97.788.846.562.456.873.3117.581.275.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.3) 675.8703.8514.7452.3518.4421.8415.3450.2372.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Pittsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 59 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Kansas average:

2.68
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,223 (+6.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Pittsburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pittsburg, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pittsburg, Kansas average temperatures Pittsburg, Kansas average precipitation Pittsburg, Kansas humidity Pittsburg, Kansas wind speed Pittsburg, Kansas snowfall Pittsburg, Kansas sunshine Pittsburg, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Pittsburg-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Pittsburg city center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 tornado 23.7 miles away from the city center injured 59 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pittsburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 208.1 miles away from Pittsburg center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 272.2 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 275.7 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 284.7 miles away from Pittsburg center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 213.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pittsburg topographic map

Birthplace of: Bill Russell (baseball) - Baseball player and coach, Dale Hall - College basketball player, Dylan Meier - Football player, Samuel Martin (linguist) - Linguist, Don Gutteridge - Baseball player, Ed Nealy - Basketball player, Jack William Wintle - Recipient of the Navy Cross, Ray Mueller - Baseball player and coach, Vance Randolph - Non-fiction writer, Donald Farmer - Film director.

Hospitals in Pittsburg:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF AMERICA-SOUTHEAST KANSAS (200 E CENTENNIAL SUITE 2)
  • NEW HORIZONS OF PITTSBURG (2702 N JOPLIN STREET)
  • SOUTHERNCARE PITTSBURG (2307 SOUTH TUCKER)
  • VIA CHRISTI HOSPITAL PITTSBURG INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1 MT CARMEL WAY)

Dialysis Facilities in Pittsburg:

  • RENAL CARE GROUP PITTSBURG (2824 N BROADWAY)

Home Health Centers in Pittsburg:

  • VIA CHRISTI HOME HEALTH (#3 MEDICAL CIRCLE STE B)

Nursing Homes in Pittsburg:

  • BEVERLY NURSING CENTER (1005 CENTENNIAL)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - PITTSBURG (1005 E CENTENNIAL DR)
  • MEDICALODGE NORTH OF PITTSBURG (2614 N JOPLIN ST)
  • MEDICALODGE SOUTH (2520 S ROUSE)
  • MEDICALODGES PITTSBURG (2520 S ROUSE ST)
  • VIA CHRISTI VILLAGE PITTSBURG INC (1502 E CENTENNIAL)

Airports and heliports located in Pittsburg:

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College/University in Pittsburg:

  • Pittsburg State University (Full-time enrollment: 6,838; Location: 1701 S Broadway; Public; Website: www.pittstate.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Pittsburg:

  • Missouri Southern State University (about 26 miles; Joplin, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 38 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Crowder College (about 46 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Allen County Community College (about 53 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 72 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 79 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Drury University (about 79 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)

Public high school in Pittsburg:

Private high school in Pittsburg:

  • ST MARY'S-COLGAN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 212 E 9TH ST; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pittsburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Pittsburg:

  • ST MARY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 310; Location: 301 E 9TH ST; Grades: KG - 6)
See full list of schools located in Pittsburg

Library in Pittsburg:

  • PITTSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $911,764; Location: 308 NORTH WALNUT; 62,483 books; 286 e-books; 7,886 audio materials; 2,851 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 224 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Shopping Centers: Gibson Shopping Center (1), Plaza Shopping Center (2). These two shopping centers have not been around since I was a little girl (I am in my late 40's now). As of 2007, there is the Meadowbrook Mall at S. Broadway and Centennial. Where the old Gibson is marked on the map is now being developed with several large stores and smaller plazas.

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Notable locations in Pittsburg: Four Oaks Golf Course (A), Pittsburg Aquatic Center (B), Meadowbrook Shopping Complex (C), Pittsburg Research and Development Industrial Park (D), Northeast Industrial Park (E), Pittsburg State University Veteran's Memorial Amphitheater (F), Pittsburg State University President's Residence (G), Pittsburg State University Police Department (H), Pittsburg Police Department (I), Crawford County Judicial Center (J), Pittsburg State University Axe Library (K), Pittsburg State University Student Recreation Center (L), Pittsburg Fire Department Station 3 (M), Pittsburg Fire Department Station 2 (N), Pittsburg Fire Department Station 1 (O), Crawford County Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (P), Crawford County Health Department (Q), Pittsburg Public Library (R), Pittsburg City Hall (S), Pittsburg Street Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Plaza Shopping Center (1), Gibson Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pittsburg include: Church of Christ (A), Church of God (B), Church of God Holiness (C), College Heights United Methodist Church (D), Community Baptist Church (E), Community of Christ (F), Cornerstone Family Church (G), Countryside Christian Church (H), Family Life Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Zion Cemetery (1), Mount Olive Cemetery (2), Highland Park Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pittsburg include: Lakeside Park (1), Schlanger Park (2), Lincoln Park (3), Deramus Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Animal Kingdom Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 202 East Centennial Drive), Crawford County Convention & Tourism (117 West 4th Street), Reid's Charter-Kowboy Tours (Tours & Charters; 1170 East Highway 126).

Hotels: Sunset Motel (1159 South 220th Street), Holiday Lodge (2701 North Broadway Street), Extra Inn-Budget Host (Highway 69 North), University Park Inn (2408 S Broadway St), Super 8 Pittsburg KS (3108 North Broadway), Econo Lodge Pittsburg (2408 South Broadway), Holiday Inn Express of Pittsburg (4020 Parkview Drive), Comfort Inn & Suites Pittsburg (4009 Parkview Drive), Super 8 Motel (3108 North Broadway Street).

Courts: Crawford County - Court Services Dept- Judicial Center (602 North Locust Street), Crawford County - Court Administrator- Judicial Center (602 North Locust Street), Crawford County - Clerk Of District Court- Judicial Center (602 North Locust Street), 11th Judicial District Community Corrections (602 North Locust Street).

Crawford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 104. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 40.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.5
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pittsburg and their reported violations in the past:

CHEROKEE CO RWD 7 (Population served: 158, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2013), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-29-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pittsburg that have no violations reported:

  • CRAWFORD CO RWD 5 (Population served: 2,200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHICOPEE RURAL WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 425, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • PIZZA HUT# 4674 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.7%
(27.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Black residents, 44.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.3% for American Indian residents, 28.7% for other race residents, 41.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Pittsburg in 2010:

  • 1,090 people in college/university student housing
  • 218 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 69 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 25 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Pittsburg in 2000:

  • 949 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 287 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in religious group quarters

Pittsburg, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Pittsburg compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • John Lance Arena. Pittsburg State University.

Banks with most branches in Pittsburg (2011 data):

  • Commerce Bank: Pittsburg North Brance, Ron's Grocery Store Branch, Psu At Student Center Branch, Pittsburg Main Branch. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Pittsburg Branch at 417 North Broadway, branch established on 1903/11/18; 4th & Walnut at 402 North Walnut, branch established on 1967/08/03. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Labette Bank: Pittsburg Branch at 2805 North Broadway, branch established on 2002/10/07. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $328.7 mil, Deposits: $288.3 mil, headquarters in Altamont, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Labette County Bankshares, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Independence: 1st & Broadway Branch at 102 N Broadway Street, branch established on 2003/07/14. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $168.4 mil, Deposits: $117.8 mil, headquarters in Independence, KS, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Community National Bank & Trust: Pittsburg Branch at 401 East Centennial, branch established on 2001/01/16. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $766.3 mil, Deposits: $636.2 mil, headquarters in Chanute, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Pittsburg Branch at 306 North Broadway Street, branch established on 1991/05/03. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Pittsburg Branch at 216 North Broadway, branch established on 1880/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Citizens Bank, National Association: Pittsburg Branch at 2300 North Broadway, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $273.4 mil, Deposits: $181.6 mil, headquarters in Fort Scott, KS, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Capital Corporation
  • University Bank: at 1206 South Broadway St, branch established on 1999/01/04. Info updated 2009/12/16: Bank assets: $108.6 mil, Deposits: $85.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: University National Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pittsburg, Kansas:

  • Super 8 Motel - Pittsburg, 3108 N Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762 , Phone: (620) 232-1881, Fax: (620) 232-1881
  • Holiday Inn Express, 4020 Parkview Dr, Pittsburg, KS 66762 , Phone: (620) 231-8700, Fax: (620) 230-0154
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 4009 Parkview Dr, Pittsburg, KS 66762 , Phone: (620) 231-8800, Fax: (620) 230-0811
  • Econo Lodge, 2408 S Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762 , Phone: (620) 231-8300, Fax: (620) 232-2855
  • Holidayinn Express And Suites, 4011 Parkview Dr, Pittsburg, KS 66762 , Phone: (620) 231-1177, Fax: (620) 231-1188
  • Regency Inn, 4023 Parkview Dr, Pittsburg, KS 66762 , Phone: (620) 232-2800, Fax: (620) 232-6692
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pittsburg, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Pittsburg travel time to work - commute Pittsburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pittsburg city (based on Crawford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.02%
Here: 45.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents33.0%15.6%10.9%5.1%4.9%
Congregations7.1%23.2%3.6%7.1%7.1%
NameLutheran ChurchChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.5%4.4%3.9%3.5%14.2%
Congregations5.4%5.4%5.4%7.1%28.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Crawford County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Crawford County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Crawford County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

29.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.2%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$33,022$56,6090$0
Other Government Administration 22$91,283$49,7910$0
Judicial and Legal 6$16,315$32,6300$0
Police Protection - Officers 40$143,582$43,0751$1,083
Police - Other 3$6,562$26,2483$3,376
Firefighters 33$117,260$42,6400$0
Streets and Highways 13$34,104$31,4810$0
Airports 4$11,460$34,3800$0
Health 1$4,488$53,8560$0
Sewerage 31$88,009$34,0686$5,256
Parks and Recreation 11$34,315$37,43516$19,063
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$14,544$34,9060$0
Natural Resources 4$8,770$26,3100$0
Water Supply 6$15,759$31,5180$0
Local Libraries 9$26,116$34,82122$13,304
Other and Unallocable 2$4,424$26,5440$0
Totals for Government 197$650,013$39,59548$42,082

Pittsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,243,000 ($110.17)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $3,287,000 ($161.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,039,000 ($149.26)
    Police Protection: $2,784,000 ($136.74)
    General - Other: $2,378,000 ($116.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,183,000 ($107.22)
    Sewerage: $1,604,000 ($78.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,457,000 ($71.56)
    Regular Highways: $1,130,000 ($55.50)
    Central Staff Services: $775,000 ($38.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $669,000 ($32.86)
    Libraries: $635,000 ($31.19)
    Air Transportation: $624,000 ($30.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $220,000 ($10.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $97,000 ($4.76)
    Health - Other: $87,000 ($4.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $428,000 ($21.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,696,000 ($427.11)

Pittsburg government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,459,000 ($120.78)
    Sewerage: $2,226,000 ($109.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,234,000 ($158.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,123,000 ($104.27)
    Highways: $75,000 ($3.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $908,000 ($44.60)
    Interest Earnings: $332,000 ($16.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $323,000 ($15.86)
    General Revenue, NEC: $157,000 ($7.71)
    Special Assessments: $59,000 ($2.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,747,000 ($184.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $647,000 ($31.78)
    General Local Government Support: $218,000 ($10.71)
  • Tax - Property: $5,300,000 ($260.31)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,437,000 ($70.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,302,000 ($63.95)
    Other License: $143,000 ($7.02)

Pittsburg government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,966,000 ($784.18)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,934,000 ($586.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,460,000 ($268.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,428,000 ($70.14)

Pittsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,673,000 ($131.29)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,974,000 ($293.42)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $803,000 ($39.44)

7.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Kansas average:

7.39%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Crawford County:

0.27%
Kansas average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cherokee County, KS  0.44% ($24,965 average AGI)
from Bourbon County, KS  0.41% ($22,192)
from Montgomery County, KS  0.41% ($15,423)


8.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.05%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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:
to Cherokee County, KS  0.74% ($31,615 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.67% ($37,103)
to Jasper County, MO  0.50% ($26,531)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pittsburg:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KSEK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pittsburg:

  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KSEK-FM (99.1 FM; GIRARD, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJMK (93.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KJML (105.3 FM; COLUMBUS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KWXD (103.5 FM; ASBURY, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBZI (100.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MO; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC)
  • KMOQ (107.1 FM; BAXTER SPRINGS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KXDG (97.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KVCY (104.7 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KHST (101.7 FM; LAMAR, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOMB (103.9 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KCAR-FM (104.3 FM; GALENA, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Pittsburg:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KJPX-LP (Channel 47; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K20GA (Channel 20; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K52FC (Channel 52; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55HU (Channel 55; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K64FW (Channel 64; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Pittsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 46 meters (151ft)
Total costs: $2,486,000
Total average daily traffic: 45,310
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,628
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 67,642

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Pittsburg, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pittsburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pittsburg, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pittsburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pittsburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 425
  • Hazardous Condition: 173
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - Pittsburg

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pittsburg, KS
Most common first names in Pittsburg, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary29181.0 years
John27376.7 years
William19075.6 years
James17973.2 years
Charles16976.1 years
Robert14570.5 years
Frank11879.7 years
George11177.9 years
Margaret9783.1 years
Helen9579.3 years
Most common last names in Pittsburg, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15277.9 years
Jones6374.8 years
Brown6177.5 years
Wilson5375.5 years
Johnson4878.7 years
Miller4479.0 years
Edwards3973.7 years
Baker37124.9 years
Williams3774.9 years
Thomas3578.1 years
Businesses in Pittsburg, KS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1McDonald's2
AT&T1Nike8
Applebee's1Papa John's Pizza1
Arby's1Payless1
AutoZone1Penske1
Bath & Body Works1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Starbucks1
H&R Block2Subway2
Hardee's1Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
KFC1U.S. Cellular2
Kroger1UPS5
La-Z-Boy2Vans1
Lane Furniture2Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Maurices1YMCA1

Pittsburg on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • William R. Russell (7)
  • Zoran S. Petrovic (7)
  • Mihail Ionescu (6)
  • Xian Xian Du (4)
  • Todd N. Allison (3)
  • Derald E. Caudle (3)
  • Ivan Javni (3)
  • David J. Miller (2)
  • Erik Jay Batalia (2)
  • Alisa Zlatanic (2)

Total of 46 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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