Pittsburg, Kansas

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Vibrant and active, Pittsburg is a place to call home.

This welcoming, tight-knit community is made up of people who embody resiliency and commitment. The City’s schools, civic organizations, churches, and business make up the fabric of a community united by a shared sense of pride and a common mindset around a single purpose – to make this a great place to live.

“When we moved back to Pittsburg, we were hoping it would be a great place to raise our girls, it was!”

Rob and Monica Murnan


A business climate unparalleled in the state.

A city of self-starters, business success is baked into the City’s DNA. Infused with a strong entrepreneurship drive, a large number of successful entrepreneurs headquarter their enterprises here. Proactive and targeted economic development consistently create opportunities for all.

In the past four years, there has been over $300 million invested in Pittsburg – almost all of it private funds.


A diverse menu of things to do, see, or eat - that's Pittsburg!

Pittsburg has the amenities of a big city but in a small city environment with an active downtown, an unprecedented arts and culture scene, nationally-ranked Division II athletics, outdoor recreation and a vibrant business culture. Home to Pittsburg State University, the community unites to support and cheer for the Gorillas.

“My family loves living in a “college town” where we have easy and affordable access to visiting speakers and writers, music and theater productions, and sporting events.”

Jeff Poe

News Releases

Westar Relocation Outage

General News

Westar Energy is currently working to relocate electric distribution connections serving the homes and businesses along South Rouse.

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Pittsburg Firefighter responds to fire in Riverton

Fire News

Tuesday was supposed to be an ordinary day for Pittsburg firefighter Alex Stewart and his family. Alex and his wife Taylin, a registered nurse at Freeman Health System, traveled to...

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Pittsburg Parks & Recreation to host Holiday Craft Fair & Santa’s Workshop

Community Events

Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department will host their 9th Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Santa’s Workshop this Saturday, December 2, in the lower level of Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center,...

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Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department wants to hear from you

City Press Releases

The City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department has published an online recreation needs survey to gain public input into activities and programs. Developed by Pittsburg State University recreation students,...

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