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Pittsburgh, PA (Pennsylvania) Houses and Residents

Pittsburgh,PA index of house prices

Total population: 305,412 (All urban)

Houses: 156,632 (136,300 occupied: 64,314 owner occupied, 71,986 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

53%
State:

31%

Housing density: 2,818 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $63,080.

Median contract rent in 2016: $414 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $1,088)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $951


Median gross rent in Pittsburgh, PA in 2016: $500

Housing units in Pittsburgh with a mortgage: 37,418 (1,144 second mortgage, 3,947 home equity loan, 328 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26,896

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $75,825

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,288

Median monthly housing costs: $843


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $120,800 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Pittsburgh:

$120,800
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,800 - $231,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $173,381
Here:

$173,381
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $178,416
Here:

$178,416
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $168,851
Here:

$168,851
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $289,012
Here:

$289,012
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $275,847
Here:

$275,847
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $51,971
Here:

$51,971
State:

$63,841
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1950

Household type by relationship:

Households: 303,624
  • In family households: 173,600 (26,256 male householders, 31,272 female householders)
    36,989 spouses, 62,036 children (59,182 natural, 1,497 adopted, 1,357 stepchildren), 5,136 grandchildren, 3,993 brothers or sisters, 1,533 parents, 2,268 other relatives, 4,117 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 106,028 (37,683 male householders (26,824 living alone)), 41,089 female householders (33,549 living alone)), 27,256 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 23,996

Size of family households: 29,315 2-persons, 14,906 3-persons, 8,882 4-persons, 2,764 5-persons, 1,126 6-persons, 535 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 60,373 1-person, 14,673 2-persons, 2,817 3-persons, 648 4-persons, 144 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.

25,554 married couples with children.
15,126 single-parent households (2,692 men, 12,434 women).

89.1% of residents of Pittsburgh speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 26,604 (8.8%)
(35.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

  • 129no bedroom
  • 2,7501 bedroom
  • 16,7562 bedrooms
  • 30,2043 bedrooms
  • 9,5444 bedrooms
  • 4,9315+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

  • 5,089no bedroom
  • 25,6751 bedroom
  • 24,1972 bedrooms
  • 13,2913 bedrooms
  • 2,8074 bedrooms
  • 9275+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Pittsburgh in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 6,237no vehicle
  • 29,1531 vehicle
  • 22,5162 vehicles
  • 5,4983 vehicles
  • 6994 vehicles
  • 2115+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population

Cars and other vehicles available in Pittsburgh in renter-occupied apartments

  • 25,645no vehicle
  • 32,8321 vehicle
  • 10,8612 vehicles
  • 2,1623 vehicles
  • 1864 vehicles
  • 3005+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

  • 1291 room
  • 3832 rooms
  • 1,3913 rooms
  • 5,0274 rooms
  • 10,8025 rooms
  • 19,1496 rooms
  • 10,4877 rooms
  • 7,2518 rooms
  • 9,6959+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

  • 4,3601 room
  • 4,6652 rooms
  • 17,1323 rooms
  • 17,4404 rooms
  • 12,7165 rooms
  • 8,8236 rooms
  • 3,9007 rooms
  • 1,1998 rooms
  • 1,7519+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Pittsburgh, PA household income distribution

  • Pittsburgh, PA household income distribution
  • 15,408Less than $10,000
  • 10,034$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8,574$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7,602$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6,631$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7,366$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6,511$35,000 to $39,999
  • 6,332$40,000 to $44,999
  • 4,656$45,000 to $49,999
  • 10,118$50,000 to $59,999
  • 13,151$60,000 to $74,999
  • 13,423$75,000 to $99,999
  • 10,015$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,555$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5,295$150,000 to $199,999
  • 5,629$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 115Less than $10,000
  • 303$10,000 to $14,999
  • 367$15,000 to $19,999
  • 962$20,000 to $24,999
  • 796$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,468$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,087$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,559$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,213$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,261$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3,419$70,000 to $79,999
  • 4,944$80,000 to $89,999
  • 3,266$90,000 to $99,999
  • 6,476$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,830$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,332$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,594$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,164$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,215$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4,465$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,279$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,657$500,000 to $749,999
  • 851$750,000 to $999,999
  • 605$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 37$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 49$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1,562Less than $100
  • 1,375$100 to $149
  • 1,777$150 to $199
  • 1,849$200 to $249
  • 650$250 to $299
  • 1,239$300 to $349
  • 1,255$350 to $399
  • 2,672$400 to $449
  • 2,253$450 to $499
  • 3,970$500 to $549
  • 3,454$550 to $599
  • 4,262$600 to $649
  • 4,989$650 to $699
  • 3,711$700 to $749
  • 3,111$750 to $799
  • 6,994$800 to $899
  • 4,246$900 to $999
  • 8,345$1,000 to $1,249
  • 5,947$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4,519$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,430$2,000 to $2,499
  • 356$2,500 to $2,999
  • 100$3,000 to $3,499
  • 1,920No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 13,6252010 or later
  • 6,5742000 to 2009
  • 3,7071990 to 1999
  • 2,3821980 to 1989
  • 1,6881970 to 1979
  • 4,296Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population
Pittsburgh commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,343
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11,990
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 18,122
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 26,125
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 25,834
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 10,311
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 24,462
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 4,454
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 5,130
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 8,225
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 5,899
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,816
Pittsburgh, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.1%
Number of people working at home: 7,308 (4.8% of all workers)

Pittsburgh mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 188,634 (63%)
  • Carpooled: 27,826 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 49,160 (16%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3,429 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,929 (1%)
  • Railroad: 95 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 29 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2,262 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 3,680 (1%)
  • Walked: 15,352 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 7,308 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 13,471
 Italian: 12,280
 American: 12,253
 Irish: 10,529
 Polish: 5,327
 African: 2,782
 English: 2,390
 European: 2,244
 Slovak: 1,745
 Russian: 1,620
 Eastern European: 1,381
 Ukrainian: 1,098
 Hungarian: 1,060
 Scottish: 915
 Scotch-Irish: 822
 Greek: 666
 Croatian: 563
 British: 531
 French (except Basque): 491
 Nigerian: 453
 Turkish: 436
 Lithuanian: 434
 Syrian: 371
 Swedish: 338
 Arab: 305
 Iraqi: 265
 Czech: 243
 Serbian: 235
 Jamaican: 232
 Austrian: 231
 Romanian: 230
 Israeli: 224
 Welsh: 223
 Slavic: 201
 Slovene: 198
 Egyptian: 191
 Lebanese: 186
 Norwegian: 172
 Iranian: 162
 South African: 148
 Czechoslovakian: 145
 West Indian: 122
 Northern European: 111
 Moroccan: 107
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 104
 Pennsylvania German: 102
 Barbadian: 102
 Haitian: 102
 Ghanaian: 96
 Dutch: 96
 French Canadian: 90
 Liberian: 90
 Somali: 88
 Ugandan: 87
 Belgian: 67
 Canadian: 66
 Cajun: 64
 Bulgarian: 64
 Sudanese: 58
 Finnish: 57
 Carpatho Rusyn: 55
 Portuguese: 55
 Brazilian: 54
 Danish: 47
 Jordanian: 46
 Estonian: 45
 Scandinavian: 42
 Cape Verdean: 32
 Senegalese: 31
 Macedonian: 30
 Sierra Leonean: 30
 Swiss: 23
 Albanian: 21
 Zimbabwean: 20
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 17
 Celtic: 16
 British West Indian: 14
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 12
 Ethiopian: 11
 Latvian: 11
 Armenian: 11
 Yugoslavian: 6
 Kenyan: 5
 Basque: 5
 Australian: 5
 Palestinian: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 15%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 13%India
  • 5%Korea
  • 3%Nigeria
  • 3%Italy
  • 3%Germany
  • 2%Russia

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 210,611
  • Other state: 62,629
  • Northeast: 17,514
  • Midwest: 14,616
  • South: 22,871
  • West: 7,628

78% of Pittsburgh residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh:

77.8%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 602
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 364
  • 5th and 6th grade: 335
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,234
  • 9th grade: 682
  • 10th grade: 1,660
  • 11th grade: 1,662
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,436
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 26,651
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,350
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10,424
  • Associate degree: 6,901
  • Bachelor's degree: 25,114
  • Master's degree: 11,046
  • Professional school degree: 4,536
  • Doctorate degree: 5,784

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 714
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 454
  • 5th and 6th grade: 528
  • 7th and 8th grade: 597
  • 9th grade: 942
  • 10th grade: 2,054
  • 11th grade: 1,470
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,275
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 26,306
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,950
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 9,463
  • Associate degree: 7,619
  • Bachelor's degree: 26,171
  • Master's degree: 15,309
  • Professional school degree: 3,708
  • Doctorate degree: 3,336

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 4.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 14.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 12.5%Males
  • 1.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 2.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 16.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 6.6%Females
Pittsburgh marital status for males
Pittsburgh marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 67,091
  • One, attached: 25,710
  • Two: 14,324
  • 3 or 4: 13,154
  • 5 to 9: 7,227
  • 10 to 19: 6,642
  • 20 to 49: 5,640
  • 50 or more: 16,444
  • Mobile homes: 379
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,520

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 3.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Pittsburgh:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pittsburgh
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (92.8%)
  • Electricity (5.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (66.8%)
  • Electricity (28.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,785
Here:

34.6%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,792
Here:

29.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13,775
Here:

41.0%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)