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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Pittsburgh is a city in Pennsylvania with a population of 305,012. Pittsburgh is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Pittsburgh offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pittsburgh there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Pittsburgh and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Pittsburgh...
Population
305,012

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$887
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Pittsburgh Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    289.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40
    40.7
  • Robbery
    230
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    443.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,331.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    241
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Pittsburgh

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,092
National
$55,322
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Pittsburgh ranks far above any other city in terms of diversity and culture. In the Cultural District, you cannot walk one inch without being enriched with Pittsburgh's broad history and the nuances created by the locals. The food, a mixture of classic American fare with notable Polish accents, is flat out delicious and can please the pickiest of eaters. Pittsburgh also holds one of the finest symphonies in the world, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, who perform year round. The possibilities are endless in this wonderful city. It is great for visiting and living long term!
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Pittsburgh is the perfect middle point if you are looking to live in/around a city. It’s not big like New York but not small like Cleveland. People are flocking to this city due to the big city feel and the beautiful greenery and country sides surrounding it just 5 minutes outside. Dozens of global Fortune 500-100 companies reside here and the city is leading the way in healthcare, transportation development, finance, and robotics/technology. There are dozens of top-rates universities here combined with an eclectic and diverse night life. Extremely liveable and affordable. Minor downside with traffic but every city has that. Nothing like DC or LA traffic!
Pittsburgh is as close to a perfect balance as one can find! World class colleges and universities, a cultural district where patrons can see the symphony, ballet, opera, a broadway show, the public theater and more. Pittsburgh has multiple museums, including the Carnegie Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory. The culinary scene is greatly influenced by generations of ethnic diversity. Families have many options that include the zoo, science center, Children's Museum, Aviary, Ducky Tours, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Sandcastle Water Park and Kennywood amusement park. If you are a sports fan, you have your choice of the Penguins, Steelers and Pirates to keep you entertained. Pittsburgh is an ideal location for families, young professionals and visiting college students alike.