Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    307,532
  • Population Density
    5,271 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    58 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    237 3.3
Pittsburgh is a large city in Pennsylvania with 307,532 residents. It has very low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 237 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Lawrenceville - Central: There have been at least 6 murders in the last 6 months on a 6 block radius from my home. The police only show up after there have been several calls made, and response times are very long. We do not see police cars, unless they are actively responding to a crime.
    • 1
    Public Services at Lawrenceville - Central: You can order food faster then you can get a officer to come to your house. Roads do not get plowed in winter. Water company will let a break in the line go for days, charging you for the water use, then blame you for the ice that forms. Yes this was in the middle of winter.
    • 3
    Weather at Lawrenceville - Central: You get used to the weather here. I have worn a heavy winter coat in may. Good boots are a must, and an electric heater is a good investment.
    • 1
    Employment at Lawrenceville - Central: People have college degrees and can not get a job in their field. Most turn to fast food.
    • 2
    Food & Drink at Lawrenceville - Central: Same as food. Places only cater to certain types of people, such as dive bars or gay night clubs. No parking at almost all places. We would rather drive the 15-20 min to go out to eat.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Squirrel Hill South 14,519
2.66 Brookline 13,750
3.66 Shadyside 13,313
3.33 Squirrel Hill North 12,567
2.33 Carrick 10,076
2.66 North Oakland 9,401
3.00 Bloomfield 9,229
3.00 Mount Washington 9,219
2.66 Brighton Heights 8,167
2.66 Beechview 7,946
3.00 Greenfield 7,355
2.66 East Liberty 6,236
3.00 Southside Flats 6,160
3.33 Highland Park 6,031
2.66 Marshall-Shadeland 5,850
3.33 Point Breeze 5,755
2.33 Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar 4,963
2.00 Central Oakland 4,936
3.00 Stanton Heights 4,851
1.66 Bluff 4,836
2.33 Sheraden 4,717
3.00 Banksville 4,522
2.66 Southside Slopes 4,446
2.66 Lawrenceville - Central 4,223
3.00 Perry North 4,192
2.66 Overbrook 4,170
2.66 Knoxville 4,031
2.00 Garfield 4,018
2.66 Crafton Heights 3,997
2.66 Perry South 3,978
2.66 Hazelwood 3,721
3.00 Downtown (Central Business District) 3,721
2.33 Lincoln Place 3,228
3.00 Westwood 3,165
2.33 South Oakland 3,103
2.66 Morningside 3,092
2.00 Terrace Village 2,988
2.00 Homewood North 2,946
2.33 East Hills 2,880
3.00 Central Northside 2,678
2.66 East Allegheny Center 2,554
3.00 West Oakland 2,458
3.00 Duquesne Heights 2,425
2.66 Lawrenceville - Upper 2,365
2.66 Allentown 2,336
2.66 Lawrenceville - Lower 2,251
2.00 Elliott 2,237
2.33 Spring Hill City View 2,206
2.00 Homewood South 2,174
1.66 Crawford Roberts 2,150
2.33 Manchester 2,076
2.33 Beltzhoover 2,073
2.33 Upper Hill 1,936
3.00 Point Breeze North 1,875
2.33 Arlington 1,780
2.33 Larimer 1,744
2.00 Middle Hill 1,730
2.33 Troy Hill 1,620
2.00 Northview Heights 1,529
2.33 Windgap 1,411
3.66 Friendship 1,388
2.66 Fineview 1,306
3.00 Swisshelm Park 1,300
2.33 Polish Hill 1,256
2.33 Spring Garden 1,165
2.66 Summer Hill 1,151
2.66 New Homestead 1,108
2.66 Oakwood 1,073
2.00 Homewood West 1,038
2.66 Allegheny Center 1,026
2.00 California/Kirkbride 1,023
3.33 Regent Square 1,003
2.00 Bedford Dwellings 917
2.33 Saint Clair 771
3.33 Fairywood 694
2.00 Hays 653
3.00 East Carnegie 591
2.66 Mt. Oliver 564
3.00 Calvary Cemetery 492
3.00 Strip District 453
2.66 Brunos Island 413
2.33 Chartiers City 393
3.33 Allegheny West 310
3.00 Ridgemont 305
2.66 West End 297
2.00 Esplen 229
3.33 North Shore 187
2.33 Chateau 146
2.33 Washington's Landing/Herrs Island 137
4.00 Al-Co-San 102
South Shore 18

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Mount Oliver 3,447
3.00 Brentwood 9,676
3.00 Reserve Township 3,377
2.33 Millvale 3,766
3.66 Baldwin Township 1,987
3.33 Baldwin 19,672
3.66 Dormont 8,622
3.66 Whitehall 13,928
3.66 Castle Shannon 8,298
4.33 Green Tree 4,456
2.33 West Homestead 1,952
2.33 Etna 3,480
2.66 Homestead 3,191
4.33 Mount Lebanon Township 32,963
3.66 Ingram 3,352
3.66 Shaler Township 28,720
3.33 Crafton 5,992
2.66 Munhall 11,451
3.33 Sharpsburg 3,445
2.00 McKees Rocks 6,117
4.00 Ross Township 31,120
3.00 Bellevue 8,370
3.00 Swissvale 9,019
4.00 Rosslyn Farms 472
4.00 Scott Township 16,962
2.00 Stowe Township 6,368
4.33 Aspinwall 2,799
2.66 West Mifflin 20,422
2.66 Wilkinsburg 16,171
4.33 O'Hara Township 8,387
3.66 Kennedy Township 7,630
4.33 Fox Chapel 5,385
3.66 Robinson Township 13,189
3.00 Penn Hills Township 42,585

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 Cleveland 403,163
3.66 Columbus 779,573
2.66 Philadelphia 1,514,456
3.00 Cincinnati 298,446
2.66 Buffalo 263,914

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 15221 31,323
3.66 15236 30,305
3.00 15206 29,930
2.66 15212 29,024
2.66 15213 28,630
3.00 15227 27,761
3.66 15217 27,402
2.33 15210 26,554
3.33 15216 23,442
3.33 15205 22,479
2.66 15120 19,235
3.66 15220 17,364
2.00 15219 16,002
3.00 15214 15,451
3.33 15234 14,328
3.00 15226 14,132
3.00 15218 13,790
3.66 15215 12,718
2.66 15201 12,667
2.66 15207 11,564
2.66 15211 11,549
3.66 15232 11,326
2.66 15224 10,896
3.00 15203 10,529
2.66 15208 9,822
2.33 15204 7,683
2.66 15233 4,382
3.00 15222 2,706
15260 0
15290 0

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Mt. Lebanon School District 10
4.33 Fox Chapel Area School District 6
4.00 North Hills School District 6
4.00 Montour School District 7
4.00 Baldwin-Whitehall School District 5
3.66 Keystone Oaks School District 5
3.33 Chartiers Valley School District 4
3.00 Northgate School District 3
2.66 Shaler Area School District 8
2.66 West Mifflin Area School District 7
2.66 Carlynton School District 3
2.66 Brentwood Borough School District 4
2.66 Pittsburgh School District 69
2.00 Penn Hills School District 5
2.00 Woodland Hills School District 8
2.00 Steel Valley School District 5
1.66 Sto-Rox School District 3
1.66 Wilkinsburg Borough School District 5

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 City Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 CAPA - Creative & Performing Arts Public 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Conroy Education Center Public PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Baldwin Senior High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
3.66 Harrison Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 McAnnulty Elementary School Public K-1 Elementary
3.66 Paynter Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Allderdice High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 Whitehall Elementary School Public 2-5 Elementary
3.33 Propel Charter School - McKeesport Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Propel Charter School - East Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Environmental Charter School at Frick Park Public, Charter K-6 Elementary
3.00 Propel Charter School - Braddock Hills Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle
Westinghouse High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy Public 6-11 Middle
2.66 Dilworth Traditional Academy Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Helen S. Faison School Public PK, 5-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Whittier Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Greenfield School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Sterrett Classical Academy Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.66 Carmalt Academy of Science & Technology Public, Magnet PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Phillips Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.66 Fulton Academy of Geographic & Life Sciences Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Student Achievement Center Public 9-12 High
2.66 Banksville Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Sewickley Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Shady Side Academy Private, Boarding PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Holy Family Institute - Pittsburgh Private, Religious, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
Abraxas Pittsburgh School Private, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
3.66 Aquinas Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Winchester Thurston School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Wesley Spectrum Integrated Services Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Faith Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Auberle Education Center Private, Special Education 8-12 High
3.33 Grace Non-Traditional Christian Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 Hillel Academy Pittsburgh Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Mount Alvernia High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.00 Oakland School Private 9-12 High
3.00 Vincentian Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Central Catholic High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
The Bradley Center Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
3.00 Oakland Catholic High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
Day School at the Children's Institute Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Cheswick Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Trinity Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Eden Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Friendship Academy Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
ACLD Tillotson School Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy Private, Religious 8-12 High
2.33 Wesley Spectrum Academy Private, Special Education 4-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Carnegie Mellon University
4.00 University of Pittsburgh
3.00 Chatham University
3.00 Washington & Jefferson College
3.00 Duquesne University
2.66 Point Park University
2.33 Seton Hill University
2.33 Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania
2.33 Carlow University
2.33 Penn State Beaver
2.33 Penn State Greater Allegheny
2.00 Penn State New Kensington
2.00 La Roche College
2.00 University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg
2.00 California University of Pennsylvania
Community College of Allegheny County
Westmoreland County Community College
Pittsburgh Technical Institute
Butler County Community College
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Community College of Beaver County
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division
Kaplan Career Institute - Pittsburgh
Everest Institute - Pittsburgh
Sanford-Brown Institute - Pittsburgh

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Pittsburgh, PA United States Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA
White 64.86% 64.16% 47.70% 49.05% 35.03% 59.77% 37.07%
African American 25.45% 12.21% 37.19% 43.83% 52.00% 27.54% 42.60%
Asian 4.37% 4.67% 2.99% 1.87% 1.50% 4.10% 6.23%
Multiracial 2.48% 1.85% 2.19% 2.10% 1.69% 2.81% 1.54%
Hispanic 2.44% 16.05% 9.05% 2.81% 9.41% 5.30% 11.98%
Other 0.21% 0.21% 0.33% 0.15% 0.11% 0.25% 0.37%
Native American 0.10% 0.66% 0.49% 0.16% 0.21% 0.17% 0.17%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.15% 0.02% 0% 0.01% 0.01% 0%

Age

Pittsburgh, PA United States Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA
9 years and under 10% 13% 13% 13% 13% 14% 13%
10 to 17 years 7% 11% 11% 9% 11% 9% 10%
18 to 24 years 18% 10% 13% 14% 10% 14% 13%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 15% 17% 14% 19% 16%
35 to 44 years 11% 14% 12% 12% 13% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 13% 15% 14% 14% 15% 12% 13%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 11% 11% 9% 10%
65 and over 14% 13% 12% 11% 12% 9% 12%

Education Levels

Pittsburgh, PA United States Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA
Less than a high school diploma 11% 15% 19% 16% 24% 12% 20%
High school diploma or equivalent 31% 29% 29% 27% 34% 27% 35%
Some college or associate degree 24% 29% 29% 26% 28% 28% 22%
Bachelor's degree 18% 18% 13% 19% 9% 22% 13%
Master's degree or higher 17% 10% 10% 12% 5% 11% 9%

Gender

Pittsburgh, PA United States Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA
Male 47.9% 49.2% 47.2% 47.7% 47.3% 48.8% 47.1%
Female 52.1% 50.8% 52.8% 52.3% 52.7% 51.2% 52.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Pittsburgh, PA United States Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA
Rent 49.4% 33.9% 57.4% 58.6% 53.7% 51.4% 45.1%
Own 50.6% 66.1% 42.6% 41.4% 46.3% 48.6% 54.9%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Pittsburgh, PA United States Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Philadelphia, PA
Assault 360.4 280.9 688.9 313.3 444.4 562.6
Murder 13.1 5.6 18.3 15.5 21.3 21.5
Rape 15.1 29.2 52.6 63.5 92.2 57.2
Robbery 363.3 150.7 528.9 582.4 825.8 518.8

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Pittsburgh, PA United States Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Philadelphia, PA
Burglary 812.8 718.3 1515.0 1851.1 2473.5 780.0
Larceny 2438.2 2276.2 3189.8 3912.8 2744.7 2507.7
Motor vehicle theft 174.3 275.5 421.8 371.4 955.1 415.9

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
36°
21°
39°
23°
49°
30°
62°
40°
71°
49°
79°
58°
82°
63°
81°
62°
74°
54°
63°
43°
51°
35°
39°
25°
Precipitation
2.7"
2.4"
3.0"
3.1"
4.0"
4.3"
3.8"
3.5"
3.1"
2.3"
3.2"
2.8"
Snowfall
11.5"
10.2"
7.4"
1.5"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0.4"
2.1"
8.3"

  • Jan
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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 36°
    21°
  • 39°
    23°
  • 49°
    30°
  • 62°
    40°
  • 71°
    49°
  • 79°
    58°
  • 82°
    63°
  • 81°
    62°
  • 74°
    54°
  • 63°
    43°
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    Precipitation

  • 2.7"
  • 2.4"
  • 3.0"
  • 3.1"
  • 4.0"
  • 4.3"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.5"
  • 3.1"
  • 2.3"
  • 3.2"
  • 2.8"

    Snowfall

  • 11.5"
  • 10.2"
  • 7.4"
  • 1.5"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.4"
  • 2.1"
  • 8.3"

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    Avg. Temps

  • 36°
    21°
  • 39°
    23°
  • 49°
    30°
  • 62°
    40°
  • 71°
    49°
  • 79°
    58°
  • 82°
    63°
  • 81°
    62°
  • 74°
    54°
  • 63°
    43°
  • 51°
    35°
  • 39°
    25°

    Precipitation

  • 2.7"
  • 2.4"
  • 3.0"
  • 3.1"
  • 4.0"
  • 4.3"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.5"
  • 3.1"
  • 2.3"
  • 3.2"
  • 2.8"

    Snowfall

  • 11.5"
  • 10.2"
  • 7.4"
  • 1.5"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.4"
  • 2.1"
  • 8.3"