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Pittsburg, Kansas

Pittsburg is a beautiful place to live, where you get the amenities of a big city with a small-town feel. Our city is growing and becoming more diverse each day, supporting the growing job and housing markets here. Learn more about our local economy and stay up-to-date with the latest Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Report!

Download Economic Report Q3-2022

1876

Founded

20,738

City Population

38,972

County Population

What People are Saying about Pittsburg!

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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

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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!

Diamond in the rough

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.

Household Stats

2.4

Average Size

8,268

City Households

88,500

Median value of owner‐occupied housing units

26.1

Median Age

Local Economy

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Population Growth

Despite nation-wide labor shortages, the Pittsburg area remains resilient and growing in population and number of jobs.

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GDP Growth

From 2015 – 2021, the Pittsburg area's GDP growth surpassed the state and national level.

Middle Income Growth

Growth in Middle Income Households

Pittsburg and the entire region has seen an increase in middle income households since 2015, surpassing state and national levels.

Retail Trade pull

Retail Trade Pull Factor

The city’s retail trade pull factor has increased to 1.9, showing that Pittsburg continues to be a regional draw for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Education

Educational Attainment (25 years old+)

Educational Attainment (25 years old+)PittsburgKansasNation
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
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