What People are Saying about Pittsburg!
An Urban, Up-and-coming City!
In 2019 U.S. News and World Report ranked the Pittsburg Area significantly higher than 813 other similar communities nationwide classified as 'urban, up-and-coming: 36.1 percent greater access to local hospital beds per capita 15.4 percent lower violent crime per capita 32.1 percent lower homicide rate per capita 85.3 percent better access to food outlets per capita 105.8 percent better access to childcare facilities per capita 17.3 percent greater jobs diversity per capita
An Affordable Place to Call Home
Named one of the least expensive cities to live in according to the Council for Economic and Community Research in 2021, Pittsburg continues to be one of the best and most affordable places to call home!
A Diamond in the Rough
Business View Magazine named Pittsburg a "Diamond in the Rough" in 2021 and "a city on the move, forging forward to offer residents some of the finest amenities and services, while maintaining a quaint, hometown feel that families seek when choosing a location to put down roots."
A Growing Community
“The population in the City of Pittsburg is growing at a healthy rate, up 2.4 percent in 2020, according to the Census Bureau (well above the 0.4 percent nationwide), and up 2.0 percent in 2021, according to preliminary estimates from Unacast (compared to 0.6 percent nationwide), making Pittsburg the fourth fastest-growing small city nationwide in 2021. This shows that Pittsburg is getting a reputation for high quality of life and a growing economy.” Source: Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Economic Report Q2-2022
Great Place to Work From Home
PCMag named Pittsburg one of the best cities for remote workers in the US in 2021 - and for good reason! The city has excellent, affordable, high-speed broadband internet access. Plus, Pittsburg has 14 parks and trails, a quaint downtown setting, and some of the lowest housing prices in the area. There are plenty of events in Pittsburg for all ages throughout the year, making the area extremely family-friendly.
Median value of owner‐occupied housing units
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Pittsburg is only 84.7% of the national average. The cost of health care locally is only 91.3% of the national average, and health care is very accessible in the Pittsburg area.
Growth in Middle Income Households
During the 2015 – 2022 period, the number of middle-income households increased 4.8% in the Pittsburg micropolitan area, including 7.3% in the city of Pittsburg, surpassing state and national levels.
Retail Trade Pull Factor
The city’s retail trade pull factor is 1.9, (the second highest retail trade pull in the state) showing that Pittsburg continues to be a regional draw for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Retail Sales Growth
Pittsburg is a regional shopping destination that is growing year over year. Total retail sales increased to $667.0 million in the Pittsburg micropolitan area in 2022.
The value of new commercial building permits increased 529.5% in 2022 and approximately $583.7 million has been invested in the city during the last nine years (thereof $131 million just in the last three years).
Educational Attainment (25 years old+)
|Educational Attainment (25 years old+)||Pittsburg||Kansas||Nation|
|High School or Higher|
|High School or Higher||90.4||91.1||88.4|
|Bachelor’s or Higher|
|Bachelor’s or Higher||31.2||32.9||31.8|
|Graduate or Professional|
|Graduate or Professional||12.8||11.6||11.5|