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Pittsburgh Population

Pittsburgh is a city in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States, located in the southwest of the state, at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River, forming the Ohio River. Pittsburgh population in 2023 is estimated to be 304,119, covers city area of 58.34 sq mi (151.11 sq km), ranks second largest city of Pennsylvania and sixty-eight most populous city in the United States. The Greater Pittsburgh Region is a populous region in the United States which is largest city and economic center. The Pittsburgh MSA also saw significant growth in construction from 2011, which increased by 3 percent, and financial activities, with 3.6 percent growth. Many of the Pittsburgh neighborhoods are sloped with two lane roads and some are steep hill, the neighborhood names make reference to hills or heights in their location. The Pittsburgh consists of the Downtown area, called the Golden Triangle. The U.S. Steel Tower in Pittsburg is the tallest at 841 ft. Downtown Pittsburgh has a total of 30 skyscrapers, nine of which top 500 feet.

Below is the Pittsburgh population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2021 *300,453-0.831
2022 *302,8160.78
2023 *304,1190.43
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Pittsburgh city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearPittsburgh Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Pittsburgh city Population(UA)

Greater Pittsburgh

The Greater Pittsburgh or Pittsburgh Metropolitan area is an urbanized region centered on the city of Pittsburgh, is the combination of counties of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. Pittsburg Combined Statistical Area includes Pennsylvania counties (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cameron, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Mifflin, Somerset, Venango, Washington, Warren, and Westmoreland), nineteen West Virginia counties (Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Grant, Harrison, Hancock, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, and Wetzel), five Ohio counties (Belmont, Columbiana, Jefferson, Harrison, and Monroe), and two Maryland counties (Allegany and Garrett), and portions of Chautauqua, New York in and around Ripley. Pittsburgh-NewCastle-Weirton is a Combined Statistical Area(CSA), extends into both the Southern United States (West Virginia) and the Midwestern United States (Ohio). Pittsburgh Metropolitan population in 2019 is estimated to be 2.6 million.

Pittsburgh City(2021)Pittsburgh Metropolitan(2019)
Area58.34 sq mi (151.11 sq km)5,343 sq mi (13,840 sq km)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA

Pittsburgh Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Pittsburgh population is 300,281, out of these 146,112 are male, 154,169 are female, The sex ratio of Pittsburgh is 95. The median age of the Pittsburgh population is 33.3, Pittsburgh population by age are, under 18 years is 44,215, 16 years and over is 260,534, 18 years and over is 256,066, 21 years and over is 234,002, 65 years and over is 56,522. 48.7% are male, 51.3% are female, Population of Pittsburgh by age percentwise is, 14.7% are under 18 years old, 86.8% are 16 years and over, 85.3% are 18 years and over, 77.9% are 21 years and over, 15.2% are 65 years and over. There are total 158,561 housing units, The voting population of Pittsburgh are 239,526, out of these 113,264 are male voters, 126,262 are female voters, 47.3% are male, 52.7% are female. Pittsburgh population in 2022 is estimated to be 302,816, and in 2021 is estimated to be 300,453.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -512,6384.2%
5 - 913,1034.4%
10 - 1411,6493.9%
15 - 1921,6447.2%
20 - 2433,89911.3%
25 - 3467,35122.4%
35 - 4432,48710.8%
45 - 5426,6358.9%
55 - 5917,4675.8%
60 - 6417,6975.9%
65 - 7425,4258.5%
75 - 8413,4544.5%
85 and over6,8322.3%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Pittsburgh Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Pittsburgh by race are:

White Population

White population in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are 198,659, percentage wise 66.2 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are 71,191, percentage wise 23.7 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Pittsburgh, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Pittsburgh are 16,983, percentage wise 5.7 percent are asians, out of these 3,891 are Asian Indians, 4,881 are Chinese, 573 are Filipinos, 542 are Japanese, 826 are Korean, 877 are Vietnamese and 5,393 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are 11,203. Percentage wise 3.7 percent are hispanics, out of these 3,100 are Mexican people, 2,121 are Puerto Ricans, 353 are Cubans, and 5,629 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race300,281Percent
Black or African American71,19123.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native8400.3%
Asian Population16,9835.7%
Asian Indian3,8911.3%
Other Asian Population5,393
Hispanic or Latino11,2033.7%
Puerto Rican2,1210.7%
Other Hispanic or Latino5,629
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Pittsburgh native population is 273,172, out of these 203,686 born in the Pennsylvania state and 66,009 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 27,109, out of these 9,205 are Naturalised US citizen, 3,084 are in Europe, 3,834 in Asia, 970 in Africa, 1,156 in Latin America and 114 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Pittsburgh are 17,904, out of these 3,042 are from Europe, 11,063 are from Asia, 633 from Africa, 2,299 are from Latin America and 687 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence203,686
Born in other state in the United States66,009
Born outside the United States3,477
Puerto Rico95
U.S. Island Areas257
Born abroad of American parent(s)3,125
Foreign born
Born outside of United States27,109
Naturalized U.S. citizen9,205
Latin America1,156
Northern America114
Not a U.S. citizen17,904
Latin America2,299
Northern America687
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Pittsburgh Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are 158,561, Occupied housing units are 143,276, Rental vacancy rate is 3. Percentage of occupancy is 90, 40.78% of houses are owner occupied and 49.58% of houses are renter occupied in Pittsburgh. There are 43.05 percent of one-unit detached, 13.86 percent of one-units attached, 9.37 percent of two-unit houses, 6.88 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.31 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 2 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 40.38 percent are available with one vehicle, 22.25 percent are available with two vehicles, 6.55 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 21.17 percent are no vehicles available. The median value of housing unit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is $149,200, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 3.77 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 8.96 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 7.76 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 5.62 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 6.57 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 5.12 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 2.53 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.44 percent are over one million and above.

According to 2019 estimates of mortgage, The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,173, 0.32 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 7.65 percent pay between $500 to $999, 6.94 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 3.25 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 1.22 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 1.18 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 1.31 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $456, 1.72 percent of homes pay less than $250, 5.52 percent pays between $250 to $399, 5.75 percent pay between $400 to $599, 2.63 percent pays between $600 to $799, 1.13 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.91 pays between $1000 or more.

Total number of Pittsburgh rental homes or apartments are 78,607, occupied by Renter, The median value of Pittsburgh average rental rate is $1,014. 13.21 percent of homes are under $500, 34.42 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 42.79 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 6.12 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.80 percent are above $3000.

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