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Pittsburgh, PA (Pennsylvania) Houses and Residents

Pittsburgh,PA index of house prices

Total population: 305,412 (All urban)

Houses: 163,366 (143,739 occupied: 62,588 owner occupied, 69,205 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

53%
State:

31%

Housing density: 2,939 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $103,320.

Median contract rent in 2015: $414 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $544)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $672


Median gross rent in Pittsburgh, PA in 2015: $500

Housing units in Pittsburgh with a mortgage: 38,578 (4,259 second mortgage, 5,381 home equity loan, 250 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 27,990

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $75,090

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $41,111

Median monthly housing costs: $822


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $108,400 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Pittsburgh:

$108,400
Pennsylvania:

$170,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,900 - $196,500

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $164,592
Here:

$164,592
State:

$233,967

Townhouses or other attached units: $209,245
Here:

$209,245
State:

$171,258

In 2-unit structures: $179,219
Here:

$179,219
State:

$159,964

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $172,710
Here:

$172,710
State:

$187,323

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,930
Here:

$210,930
State:

$233,042

Mobile homes: $33,842
Here:

$33,842
State:

$59,475
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1949

Household type by relationship:

Households: 311,730
  • In family households: 225,971 (45,062 male householders, 29,646 female householders)
    46,186 spouses, 81,985 children (77,395 natural, 1,902 adopted, 2,688 stepchildren), 7,152 grandchildren, 3,610 brothers or sisters, 2,531 parents, 3,880 other relatives, 5,919 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 85,759 (30,417 male householders (23,559 living alone)), 38,627 female householders (32,976 living alone)), 16,715 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 22,833 (8,221 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 33,955 2-persons, 18,647 3-persons, 12,835 4-persons, 5,990 5-persons, 2,289 6-persons, 992 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 56,535 1-person, 9,765 2-persons, 1,768 3-persons, 714 4-persons, 179 5-persons, 53 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

30,316 married couples with children.
27,425 single-parent households (3,400 men, 24,025 women).

90.8% of residents of Pittsburgh speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 18,874 (5.6%)
(39.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 193no bedroom
  • 2,7361 bedroom
  • 21,1072 bedrooms
  • 35,1323 bedrooms
  • 10,2304 bedrooms
  • 5,5325+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

  • 4,304no bedroom
  • 26,8421 bedroom
  • 23,4542 bedrooms
  • 10,9563 bedrooms
  • 2,3254 bedrooms
  • 9285+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 12,116no vehicle
  • 32,6671 vehicle
  • 24,2012 vehicles
  • 4,6773 vehicles
  • 9794 vehicles
  • 2905+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population

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

  • 30,209no vehicle
  • 28,6731 vehicle
  • 7,9672 vehicles
  • 1,2813 vehicles
  • 2914 vehicles
  • 3885+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

  • 1121 room
  • 3702 rooms
  • 1,5213 rooms
  • 5,7674 rooms
  • 14,8005 rooms
  • 23,7436 rooms
  • 11,5747 rooms
  • 8,3418 rooms
  • 8,7029+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

  • 3,4711 room
  • 6,6842 rooms
  • 17,4823 rooms
  • 16,1844 rooms
  • 12,0985 rooms
  • 7,3306 rooms
  • 2,9677 rooms
  • 1,6248 rooms
  • 9699+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population

Year house built

Median 2015 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
  • 25,927Less than $10,000
  • 13,668$10,000 to $14,999
  • 12,657$15,000 to $19,999
  • 11,949$20,000 to $24,999
  • 10,074$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9,154$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8,065$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7,163$40,000 to $44,999
  • 6,213$45,000 to $49,999
  • 9,788$50,000 to $59,999
  • 10,694$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,366$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,084$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,759$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,797$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,394$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 631Less than $10,000
  • 867$10,000 to $14,999
  • 434$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,299$20,000 to $24,999
  • 970$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,560$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,130$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,316$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,896$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,224$60,000 to $69,999
  • 5,187$70,000 to $79,999
  • 4,829$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2,563$90,000 to $99,999
  • 7,083$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,803$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,292$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,155$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,424$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,399$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,718$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,290$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,263$500,000 to $749,999
  • 588$750,000 to $999,999
  • 337$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 22$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 308$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 862Less than $100
  • 1,201$100 to $149
  • 1,166$150 to $199
  • 2,331$200 to $249
  • 1,441$250 to $299
  • 1,743$300 to $349
  • 1,280$350 to $399
  • 1,772$400 to $449
  • 2,795$450 to $499
  • 3,094$500 to $549
  • 4,077$550 to $599
  • 3,912$600 to $649
  • 5,079$650 to $699
  • 4,164$700 to $749
  • 4,255$750 to $799
  • 6,763$800 to $899
  • 3,345$900 to $999
  • 6,499$1,000 to $1,249
  • 4,939$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4,893$1,500 to $1,999
  • 821$2,000 to $2,499
  • 217$2,500 to $2,999
  • 237$3,000 to $3,499
  • 367$3,500 or more
  • 1,952No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 7,3931995 to March 2000
  • 3,1151990 to 1994
  • 1,3721985 to 1989
  • 1,0101980 to 1984
  • 8731975 to 1979
  • 8151970 to 1974
  • 7341965 to 1969
  • 3,562Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Pittsburgh population
Pittsburgh commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,087
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 13,265
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 21,152
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 26,612
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 24,953
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 8,626
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 20,286
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,970
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,832
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 7,016
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 4,479
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,207
Pittsburgh, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.7%
Number of people working at home: 3,359 (2.4% of all workers)

Pittsburgh mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 77,787 (55%)
  • Carpooled: 16,131 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27,984 (20%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 611 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 260 (0%)
  • Railroad: 15 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 32 (0%)
  • Taxi: 160 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 126 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 627 (0%)
  • Walked: 13,870 (10%)
  • Other means: 882 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,359 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 87,403
 German: 42,311
 Italian: 33,403
 Irish: 32,296
 Polish: 19,890
 English: 8,335
 United States or American: 7,398
 Russian: 4,962
 Slovak: 4,295
 Subsaharan African:: 4,099
 African: 3,578
 Scotch-Irish: 2,981
 Scottish: 2,626
 Hungarian: 2,291
 Ukrainian: 2,279
 French (except Basque): 2,139
 Croatian: 2,040
 Arab:: 1,810
 European: 1,726
 Lithuanian: 1,537
 Greek: 1,450
 Welsh: 1,112
 Swedish: 1,030
 Eastern European: 860
 Austrian: 817
 British: 761
 Lebanese: 750
 Serbian: 736
 Dutch: 666
 Czechoslovakian: 664
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 564
 Czech: 563
 Norwegian: 506
 Romanian: 487
 Slovene: 430
 French Canadian: 416
 Yugoslavian: 380
 Turkish: 320
 Syrian: 320
 Slavic: 315
 Egyptian: 271
 Canadian: 259
 Swiss: 252
 Arab/Arabic: 230
 Israeli: 225
 Jamaican: 175
 Iranian: 156
 Portuguese: 146
 Belgian: 145
 West Indian: 124
 Other Subsaharan African: 120
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 117
 Carpatho Rusyn: 116
 Other Arab: 113
 Nigerian: 113
 Northern European: 109
 Pennsylvania German: 105
 Haitian: 101
 Finnish: 83
 Brazilian: 72
 Macedonian: 71
 Latvian: 70
 Danish: 67
 Alsatian: 66
 Moroccan: 65
 Australian: 65
 Scandinavian: 62
 Celtic: 53
 Ethiopian: 52
 Senegalese: 51
 Kenyan: 51
 Palestinian: 49
 Guyanese: 49
 German Russian: 47
 Armenian: 43
 New Zealander: 43
 Liberian: 37
 South African: 35
 Bulgarian: 27
 Sudanese: 21
 Luxemburger: 21
 Dutch West Indian: 19
 Albanian: 17
 Cypriot: 16
 Icelander: 15
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 15
 Ghanian: 14
 Estonian: 13
 Bermudan: 13
 Cape Verdean: 13
 Iraqi: 12
 Afghan: 12
 Sierra Leonean: 9
 Acadian/Cajun: 8
 Maltese: 8
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 6
 Ugandan: 5

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

  • 9%Italy
  • 8%India
  • 8%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Germany
  • 5%Korea
  • 4%Russia
  • 4%Japan

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

  • This state: 261,318
  • Northeast: 13,428
  • Midwest: 13,593
  • South: 20,546
  • West: 4,682

58% of Pittsburgh residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Pennsylvania.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 650
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 216
  • 5th and 6th grade: 605
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,510
  • 9th grade: 2,420
  • 10th grade: 4,228
  • 11th grade: 3,741
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,110
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 31,862
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,795
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10,704
  • Associate degree: 5,819
  • Bachelor's degree: 14,744
  • Master's degree: 6,837
  • Professional school degree: 3,839
  • Doctorate degree: 3,532

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 905
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 353
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,122
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,685
  • 9th grade: 2,767
  • 10th grade: 4,675
  • 11th grade: 4,458
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,537
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 39,795
  • Less than 1 year of college: 7,225
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 12,773
  • Associate degree: 7,591
  • Bachelor's degree: 15,192
  • Master's degree: 9,121
  • Professional school degree: 2,534
  • Doctorate degree: 1,468

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 7.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.5%Males
  • 14.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 23.7%Males
  • 31.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 15.6%Males
  • 17.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 37.5%Males
  • 33.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 17.2%Males
  • 14.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 15.9%Males
  • 8.4%Females
Pittsburgh marital status for males
Pittsburgh marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 71,570
  • One, attached: 24,277
  • Two: 15,894
  • 3 or 4: 12,749
  • 5 to 9: 10,818
  • 10 to 19: 7,794
  • 20 to 49: 5,499
  • 50 or more: 14,382
  • Mobile homes: 354
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 29

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,333

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Pittsburgh:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 95.3%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 78.4%Utility gas
  • 16.9%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,594
Here:

21.4%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,050
Here:

19.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14,127
Here:

42.6%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

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)