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.

“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

City of Pittsburg receives $50,000 donation for a new dog park

City Press Releases

The creation of Pittsburg’s first dog park was made possible this week, thanks to a $50,000 gift from the Ronald O. Thomas Foundation. The City of Pittsburg received the generous...

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One person rescued in early morning structure fire

City Press Releases

On December 12, 2017, at 12:12 am, the Pittsburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 514 W. Forest St., in Pittsburg. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home engulfed...

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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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