Skip to Main Content
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Pittsburg is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 69,449. Pittsburg is in Contra Costa County. Living in Pittsburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pittsburg there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Pittsburg and residents tend to be liberal.
About Pittsburg...
Population
69,449

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$324,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,517
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Pittsburg
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Pittsburg Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    321.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    72.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    177
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    341.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,374.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    569
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Pittsburg

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,739
National
$55,322
Places like Pittsburg
More

Pittsburg Reviews

132 reviews
All Categories
They are attempting to turn this city around & it is very slowly becoming nicer than when I moved here 10+ yrs ago. San Marco area tends to have the newer expensive homes, downtown & going towards Antioch tend to have older homes that have not been maintained. Crime is high. Homeless population is on the rise. It is a commuter town, so the majority of people super commute. Not any real job opportunities outside of chain restaurants/retail. Traffic is awful! Schools have low ratings. Parks are gross & not maintained. Not much going on, have to go over to the neighboring towns for events.
Start Your Review of Pittsburg
Rate It!
Pittsburg is very diverse. The community college, Los Medanos College, is great! Diverse student population with amazing professors and classes. Some areas of the city are not as nice with trash on the ground and homeless. Though overall I am enjoy living in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg has been improving in most aspects of everyday living here. City has some high-end neighborhoods, like San Marco and further up from Oak Hills and downtown Pittsburg is very cute. Real Estate is relatively affordable. Its more of a commuter town rather than having plenty of opportunities. City has to work on infrastructure to contain more people moving in and traffic is congested on HWY 4 almost always. Plenty of potential, but has to be developed wisely.