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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$100,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
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
    400
    283
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    331
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    604
    500
  • Theft
    2,388
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    270
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,450
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    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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Pittsburgh is an all-American city located near the international airport; many good colleges: Carnegie-Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, etc.,and top-notch
in medicine! There are many hospitals in the nearby communities, the new
Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville, West Penn in Bloomfield, plus Oakland
with Presbyterian, specialty hospitals, Eye and Ear, etc. The Pittsburgh Zoo
is huge as well as the Aviary located on the North Side. Heinz Hall has the
operas,symphonies, and Heinz Field (Football, Baseball) with our Lemieux Stadium with hockey, ice skating. We have it ALL!
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!