Pittsburgh Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Pittsburgh?

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There are 301,286 residents in Pittsburgh, with a median age of 33.4. Of this, 48.99% are males and 51.01% are females. US-born citizens make up 89.93% of the resident pool in Pittsburgh, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.3%. Additionally, 5.78% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 233,362 people in Pittsburgh currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 301,286 -0.3%
Male Population 147,610 -0.1%
Female Population 153,676 -0.5%
Male population 48.99%
Female population 51.01%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.4 1.5%
Citizen US Born 270,942 -0.4%
Citizen not US Born 12,941 2.4%
Not Citizen 17,403 -1.3%
Citizen US Born 89.93%
Citizen not US Born 4.3%
Not Citizen 5.78%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 3,929 -3.9%
Moved from Same County 36,788 -7.6%
Moved from Same State 10,671 0.5%
Moved from Different State 13,510 4.6%
Same House as Last Year 233,362 0.6%
Moved from Abroad 1.32%
Moved from Same County 12.33%
Moved from Same State 3.58%
Moved from Different State 4.53%
Same House as Last Year 78.24%

What are the employment statistics in Pittsburgh?

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White-collar workers make up 88.24% of the working population in Pittsburgh, while blue-collar employees account for 11.76%. There are also 10,118 entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh (6.37% of the workforce); 99,592 workers employed in private companies (62.74%); and 15,325 people working in governmental institutions (9.65%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 140,077 1.5%
Blue Collar 18,666 -3.3%
White Collar 88.24%
Blue Collar 11.76%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 10,118 -3.1%
Private Companies 99,592 0.2%
Governmental Workers 15,325 2.4%
Not for Profit Companies 33,708 3.7%
Self Employees 6.37%
Private Companies 62.74%
Governmental Workers 9.65%
Not for Profit Companies 21.23%

How many households are there in Pittsburgh?

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There are a total of 140,496 households in Pittsburgh, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 41.57% of these Pittsburgh households, while non-family units account for the remaining 58.43%. Additionally, 17.49% of households have children and 82.51% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 140,496 1.8%
Average People Per Household 2 -2.0%
Family Households 58,406 0.3%
Non-family Households 82,090 2.9%
Family Households 41.57%
Non-family Households 58.43%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 24,567 -2.1%
Households without Children 115,929 2.6%
Households with Children 17.49%
Households without Children 82.51%

What are the median and average incomes in Pittsburgh?

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The average annual household income in Pittsburgh is $73,913, while the median household income sits at $50,536 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $64,465, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $56,474. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $20,921 and $35,066, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $73,913 1.3%
Median Household Income $50,536 3.8%
People below Poverty Level 54,418 -4.3%
People above Poverty Level 222,494 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Pittsburgh?

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There are 159,339 housing units in Pittsburgh, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1942. Of the 140,496 occupied housing units in Pittsburgh, 46.71% are owner-occupied, while 53.29% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 56.51% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $152,400. In general, housing costs reach $934 per month in Pittsburgh.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 159,339 1.3%
Median Year Built 1942 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 77,218 -1.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 13,934 -0.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 21,017 6.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 14,154 3.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 10,441 -1.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 7,343 5.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 5,792 4.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 4,501 -5.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 4,939 39.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 140,496 1.8%
Owner Occupied 65,620 0.8%
Renter Occupied 74,876 2.7%
Owner Occupied 46.71%
Renter Occupied 53.29%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 37,081 0.4%
Without Mortgage 28,539 1.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $152,400 5.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $111,000 6.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $934 1.7%
With Mortgage 56.51%
Without Mortgage 43.49%

What is the level of education in Pittsburgh?

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Approximately 29.67% of the population in Pittsburgh holds a high school degree (that's 76,339 residents), while 20.29% have attained a college certificate (47,508 locals) and 23.27% have a bachelor's degree (59,888 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 4,401 7.6%
Some High School 76,339 -1.5%
Some College 47,508 0.6%
Associate Degree 17,814 2.1%
Bachelor's Degree 59,888 2.4%
Graduate Degree 46,685 3.1%
No High School 1.71%
Some High School 29.67%
Some College 20.29%
Associate Degree 6.92%
Bachelor's Degree 23.27%
Graduate Degree 18.14%

What is the marital status of Pittsburgh residents?

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A total of 138,906 people in Pittsburgh have never been married (which represents 52.58% of the total population), while 85,971 of them are wedded (32.54%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 5,327 (2.02%) and 24,295 (9.2%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 138,906 0.5%
Married 85,971 0.1%
Separated 5,327 5.6%
Widowed 14,997 -1.5%
Divorced 24,295 -0.6%
Never Married 52.58%
Married 32.54%
Separated 2.02%
Widowed 5.68%
Divorced 9.2%

What are the most common means of transportation in Pittsburgh?

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The top three means of transportation people in Pittsburgh use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 94,261 residents commute by car, 25,024 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 15,791 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 94,261 -2.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 25,024 -3.1%
Subway or Elevated 42 N/A
Railroad 437 -9.5%
Ferryboat 5 25.0%
Bicycle 2,503 -8.6%
Motorcycle 324 24.6%
TaxiCab 288 82.3%
Walk 15,791 -3.9%

What is the median and average household income in Pittsburgh by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
15104 8,492 4,046 $31,318.00 $49,594.00
15120 18,424 8,638 $42,918.00 $60,560.00
15201 12,922 6,769 $72,244.00 $95,003.00
15203 10,782 5,853 $49,231.00 $76,954.00
15204 7,905 3,584 $41,531.00 $52,694.00
15205 21,379 10,050 $61,888.00 $76,313.00
15206 29,197 14,846 $52,450.00 $79,837.00
15207 10,522 4,981 $43,764.00 $56,823.00
15208 8,916 4,354 $48,664.00 $88,420.00
15210 26,875 11,412 $39,848.00 $52,578.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 15104 15120 15201 15203 15204 15205 15206 15207 15208 15210 15211 15212 15213 15214 15216 15217 15218 15219 15220 15221 15222 15224 15226 15232 15233 15234 15260 15290

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