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.

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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
    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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No one loves Pittsburgh as much as Pittsburghers themselves. This city has a strong sense of community and shared pride for its beloved sports teams. Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of things to do, whether it's taking a walk through the strip district, exploring one of its many museums and historical sites, or taking in the beautiful views offered by Mount Washington. Although at many times cloudy, this lively city can brighten any day through its friendly Pittsburgh natives. Come be apart of this thriving, welcoming city that has so much to offer, including its famous Primanti Brother's sandwich. Just make sure you understand what, "yinz," means!
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.