Pittsburg, Kansas

Low cost of living, great places to live, a family-oriented mindset, and something to do, see, or eat – that’s Pittsburg.


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, Pittsburg has experienced a 10% average wage increase.


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.

First and foremost, it’s the people that make Pittsburg great, lots of poets, artists, and musicians, young and old. And then, there’s lots of choices of Fried Chicken of course … so that’s another bonus.

James Ortolani

News Releases

Water Tower Work to begin May 21, 2018

City Press Releases

Sandblasting and Painting of the south water tower located at Madison and Joplin will begin May 21. This work will include the sandblasting and re-painting of the interior and exterior...

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School Safety Initiatives – by Daron Hall

City Manager's Blog

This week I drove by the four USD 250 elementary schools in a single day. My son attends one of them and I attended a ground breaking at another. I...

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Pittsburg Celebrates Arbor Day

City Press Releases

This week, the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department, community members and students will gather at Paul B. Leffler Rotary Park for the annual Arbor Day Celebration. On Friday,...

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Drug Take Back

Police Department Press Release

Released by Lt. Ben Henderson On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the Pittsburg Police Department will be hosting a site location for the US Drug...

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