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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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 303,587. 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. The public schools in Pittsburgh are above average.
About Pittsburgh...
Population
303,587

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$922
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
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    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
$45,831
National
$55,322
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I think Pittsburgh is a great city to raise a family, especially if you love sports! However, over the years, I feel as though the safety aspect has gone down. There has been a lot of gun violence, which I know is somewhat common everywhere. Additionally, public schools in this area lack a lot of basic needs, like; school books, proper education and school supplies, teachers, technology, etc. I wish more money could be used for public education for those who yearn to learn and truly want better. There aren't too many opportunities for young adults or children to gain more academic knowledge or insight for the future. I also wish there were more after school programs or events so that kids wouldn’t have to rely on social media or other bad influences.
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I moved to Pittsburgh from Jacksonville, Florida about two years ago and not a day goes by that I'm glad I made the move. Pittsburgh has a warm, friendly culture with so much history. A beautiful downtown, lively neighborhoods, a great art and music scene, and an influx of young professionals has made it a fantastic place to live. Oh, I forgot to mention the city's best kept secret: It's (still) affordable which makes it a great place to network and grow for young people. I highly recommend Pittsburgh to anyone!
The areas to walk/run in Pittsburgh are numerous and diverse. From walking trails along the rivers to areas in the hills and parks all designated by an intricate series of egress and ingress. It is a little known aspect of the city; pedal your bike to DC if you dare!

Welcoming, culturally stimulating, offering cutting edge medical resources and state-of-the art technology businesses, Pittsburgh is well-positioned to be internationally recognized.