Pittsburgh, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    306,062
  • Population Density
    5,246 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    58 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    354 3.2
Pittsburgh is a large city in Pennsylvania with 306,062 residents. It has very low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Squirrel Hill South 14,519
2.66 Brookline 13,749
3.66 Shadyside 13,312
3.33 Squirrel Hill North 12,566
2.33 Carrick 10,075
2.66 North Oakland 9,400
3.00 Bloomfield 9,228
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 5,849
3.33 Point Breeze 5,754
2.33 Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar 4,963
2.00 Central Oakland 4,935
3.00 Stanton Heights 4,850
1.66 Bluff 4,835
2.33 Sheraden 4,716
3.00 Banksville 4,521
2.66 Southside Slopes 4,446
2.66 Lawrenceville - Central 4,222
3.00 Perry North 4,191
2.66 Overbrook 4,170
2.66 Knoxville 4,030
2.00 Garfield 4,017
2.66 Crafton Heights 3,997
2.66 Perry South 3,978
2.66 Hazelwood 3,721
3.00 Downtown (Central Business District) 3,720
2.33 Lincoln Place 3,228
3.00 Westwood 3,164
2.33 South Oakland 3,103
2.66 Morningside 3,091
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 2,457
3.00 Duquesne Heights 2,424
2.66 Lawrenceville - Upper 2,365
2.66 Allentown 2,335
2.66 Lawrenceville - Lower 2,250
2.00 Elliott 2,237
2.33 Spring Hill City View 2,206
2.00 Homewood South 2,174
1.66 Crawford Roberts 2,149
2.33 Manchester 2,075
2.33 Beltzhoover 2,073
2.33 Upper Hill 1,935
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 1,619
2.00 Northview Heights 1,529
2.33 Windgap 1,410
3.66 Friendship 1,387
2.66 Fineview 1,305
3.00 Swisshelm Park 1,300
2.33 Polish Hill 1,256
2.33 Spring Garden 1,165
2.66 Summer Hill 1,150
2.66 New Homestead 1,108
2.66 Oakwood 1,073
2.00 Homewood West 1,037
2.66 Allegheny Center 1,025
2.00 California/Kirkbride 1,023
3.33 Regent Square 1,002
2.00 Bedford Dwellings 917
2.33 Saint Clair 770
3.33 Fairywood 694
2.00 Hays 652
3.00 East Carnegie 591
2.66 Mt. Oliver 564
3.00 Calvary Cemetery 491
3.00 Strip District 452
2.66 Brunos Island 412
2.33 Chartiers City 393
3.33 Allegheny West 310
3.00 Ridgemont 304
2.66 West End 296
2.00 Esplen 229
3.33 North Shore 187
2.33 Chateau 145
2.33 Washington's Landing/Herrs Island 137
4.00 Al-Co-San 101
South Shore 18

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Mount Oliver 3,402
3.00 Brentwood 9,638
3.00 Reserve Township 3,331
2.33 Millvale 3,739
3.66 Baldwin Township 2,019
3.33 Baldwin 19,777
3.66 Dormont 8,589
3.66 Whitehall 13,943
3.66 Castle Shannon 8,309
4.33 Green Tree 4,428
2.33 West Homestead 1,780
2.33 Etna 3,447
2.66 Homestead 3,164
4.33 Mount Lebanon Township 33,072
3.66 Ingram 3,329
3.66 Shaler Township 28,768
3.33 Crafton 5,947
2.66 Munhall 11,389
3.33 Sharpsburg 3,440
2.00 McKees Rocks 6,097
4.00 Ross Township 31,120
3.00 Bellevue 8,352
3.00 Swissvale 8,975
4.00 Rosslyn Farms 498
4.00 Scott Township 17,013
2.00 Stowe Township 6,347
4.33 Aspinwall 2,801
2.66 West Mifflin 20,307
2.66 Wilkinsburg 15,943
4.33 O'Hara Township 8,458
3.66 Kennedy Township 7,764
4.33 Fox Chapel 5,390
3.66 Robinson Township 13,440
3.00 Penn Hills Township 42,361

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 Cleveland 394,335
3.66 Columbus 800,594
2.66 Philadelphia 1,536,704
3.00 Cincinnati 297,150
2.66 Buffalo 260,568

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 15221 31,099
3.66 15236 29,836
3.00 15206 29,098
2.66 15212 28,243
2.66 15213 28,400
3.00 15227 28,399
3.66 15217 27,439
2.33 15210 27,573
3.33 15216 23,054
3.33 15205 22,459
2.66 15120 18,952
3.66 15220 17,637
2.00 15219 15,410
3.00 15214 14,535
3.33 15234 14,146
3.00 15226 13,715
3.00 15218 13,877
3.66 15215 12,834
2.66 15201 13,688
2.66 15207 11,245
2.66 15211 11,428
3.66 15232 11,894
2.66 15224 10,148
3.00 15203 10,134
2.66 15208 9,941
2.33 15204 7,647
2.66 15233 4,387
3.00 15222 3,550
15260 0
15290 0

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
1.66 Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School Public, Charter, Online K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
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

Around Pittsburgh

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Pittsburgh, PA United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Metro Area Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA
White 64.73% 63.25% 79.00% 86.79% 46.23% 49.00% 34.51% 59.09% 36.59%
African American 25.08% 12.23% 10.47% 8.11% 36.95% 43.16% 51.52% 27.41% 42.02%
Asian 4.61% 4.83% 2.84% 1.86% 3.80% 1.99% 1.60% 4.17% 6.45%
Multiracial 2.65% 2.05% 1.50% 1.66% 2.56% 2.36% 2.16% 3.26% 1.78%
Hispanic 2.59% 16.62% 5.92% 1.37% 9.71% 3.06% 9.82% 5.60% 12.67%
Other 0.18% 0.19% 0.14% 0.12% 0.25% 0.17% 0.14% 0.27% 0.30%
Native American 0.14% 0.66% 0.11% 0.09% 0.47% 0.24% 0.25% 0.17% 0.18%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.16% 0.02% 0.01% 0.04% 0.02% 0.01% 0.04% 0.02%

Age

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

Education Levels

Pittsburgh, PA United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Metro Area Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA
Less than a high school diploma 10% 14% 11% 8% 18% 16% 23% 12% 19%
High school diploma or equivalent 30% 28% 37% 36% 28% 26% 33% 26% 35%
Some college or associate degree 25% 29% 24% 26% 30% 27% 29% 29% 23%
Bachelor's degree 18% 18% 17% 19% 13% 19% 9% 22% 14%
Master's degree or higher 17% 11% 11% 11% 11% 13% 6% 11% 10%

Gender

Pittsburgh, PA United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Metro Area Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA
Male 48.2% 49.2% 48.8% 48.4% 47.6% 47.9% 47.5% 48.7% 47.2%
Female 51.8% 50.8% 51.2% 51.6% 52.4% 52.1% 52.5% 51.3% 52.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Pittsburgh, PA United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Metro Area Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA
Rent 51.2% 35.1% 30.2% 29.8% 57.8% 60.2% 55.1% 53.1% 46.7%
Own 48.8% 64.9% 69.8% 70.2% 42.2% 39.8% 44.9% 46.9% 53.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Pittsburgh, PA United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Metro Area Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Philadelphia, PA
Assault 383.6 278.9 215.9 196.0 670.4 319.4 459.7 514.2
Murder 14.6 5.0 5.7 4.8 18.2 23.6 14.1 15.9
Rape 25.4 15.3 56.0 67.1 107.1 82.3
Robbery 310.8 159.8 154.5 96.4 510.8 543.0 896.8 486.9

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Pittsburgh, PA United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Metro Area Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Philadelphia, PA
Burglary 706.4 573.5 419.4 350.5 1336.2 1843.9 2122.2 670.1
Larceny 2359.3 2079.6 1744.4 1450.8 3120.7 3537.4 2771.0 2398.5
Motor vehicle theft 200.2 235.5 131.1 77.0 369.8 430.4 1059.9 372.9

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"

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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°
  • 51°
    35°
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    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"

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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"