A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$810
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Pittsburgh Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    381
    273
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    280
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    716
    525
  • Theft
    2,313
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    196
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,715
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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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.
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Since I moved to Pittsburgh in 2012, there is a lot of opportunities. Job hunting is easy. You can get a job within 2 weeks tops. Everyone is friendly and nice. The nightlife is never boring. There are always activities for families to do together even during the holidays. If I had to compare a city to Pittsburgh there wouldn't be a city to compare it to. Pittsburgh is amazing! A little downside about Pittsburgh is the hills. The hills are deep and curvy, they are also great to walk for exercising and enjoying the different scenarios. I would recommend everyone to live in Pittsburgh.
It is a very nice place to live in. There is quite a diversity of types of people living there. People seem to get along mostly very well. There is many different types of weather too to experience there as well. Spring and Fall are the prettiest times to visit there, though Summer and Winter can be quite beautiful too if you know where to go. People seam to be very helpful there too. Ask how to get somewhere and don't be surprised if the person takes you there! Different types of jobs abound there,as well as a range of wages. You can make a good living there if you can apply yourself. Overall I'd say it is a nice place to visit or even better place to live.