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.

Jill and I feel fortunate being back in Pittsburg where our kids can grow up enjoying all of the activities and athletic opportunities that I had when I was a kid.

Craig Ward


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 1,000 new jobs.


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

Pittsburg Parks & Recreation to Host Zombie Survival 5K – A Fun Run with a Terrifying Twist

City Press Releases

Runners of all ages and fitness levels are invited to compete in the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department Zombie Survival 5K. Those wishing to compete should be advised – this...

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Area Economic Report Shows Positive Growth in Pittsburg, Kansas

City Press Releases

A report recently released by the Pittsburg State University’s Kelce College of Business shows significant economic growth in Pittsburg, Kansas. The Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Economic Report, published this month, demonstrates...

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Street Work for the Week of October 16-20, 2017

City Press Releases

The contractor performing work on the Asphalt Rejuvenation Project has submitted their tentative work schedule for the week of October 16 – 20. Weather permitting, the contractor will be working...

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Parks and Recreation Department Seeks Advisory Board Candidates

City Press Releases

The City of Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department is seeking candidates to fill two unexpired terms on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Both positions were vacated after previous board...

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