Pittsburg, CA

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2022 Population
76,419
0.948% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.2
0.285% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.85%
4.41% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$98,408
11.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$555,200
21.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,171
2.79% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pittsburg, CA had a population of 76.4k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $98,408. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pittsburg, CA grew from 75,701 to 76,419, a 0.948% increase and its median household income grew from $88,343 to $98,408, a 11.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pittsburg, CA are Other (Hispanic) (22.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (18.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.8%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (10.7%).

None of the households in Pittsburg, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

85.4% of the residents in Pittsburg, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pittsburg, CA are Los Medanos College (2,167 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pittsburg, CA was $555,200, and the homeownership rate was 59.5%.

Most people in Pittsburg, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 39.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pittsburg, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pittsburg, CA is home to a population of 76.4k people, from which 85.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 32% of Pittsburg, CA residents were born outside of the country (24.4k people).

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Pittsburg, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 13.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.4%
2022 Citizenship
85.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 85.4% of Pittsburg, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pittsburg, CA was 85.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pittsburg, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    17.1k ± 1.86k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 1.55k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    13.5k ± 1.44k
43.2%
Hispanic Population
33k people

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Pittsburg, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 13.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

43.2% of the people in Pittsburg, CA are hispanic (33k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pittsburg, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
24.4k people
32.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
24.4k people

As of 2022, 32% of Pittsburg, CA residents (24.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pittsburg, CA was 32.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    829 ± 217
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    519 ± 185
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    335 ± 136

Pittsburg, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pittsburg, CA employs 37.2k people. The largest industries in Pittsburg, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,587 people), Retail Trade (4,446 people), and Construction (3,320 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($147,796), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($94,492), and Information ($90,768).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

37.2k
2022 Value
± 1,684
2.79%
1 Year growth
± 6.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsburg, CA grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 36.2k employees to 37.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsburg, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,196 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,497 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,974 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pittsburg, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.2k
2022 Value
± 1,684
2.79%
1 Year growth
± 6.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsburg, CA grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 36.2k employees to 37.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsburg, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,587 people), Retail Trade (4,446 people), and Construction (3,320 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pittsburg, CA, though some of these residents may live in Pittsburg, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,884
Median earning men ± $2,701
$39,124
Median earning women ± $1,931

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($95,063), Information ($90,752), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,464).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($90,833), Public Administration ($81,207), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,042).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pittsburg, CA awarded 2,167 degrees. The student population of Pittsburg, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,365 male students and 4,426 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pittsburg, CA are Hispanic or Latino (946 and 43.8%), followed by White (490 and 22.7%), Asian (328 and 15.2%), and Black or African American (203 and 9.4%).

The largest universities in Pittsburg, CA by number of degrees awarded are Los Medanos College (2,167 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pittsburg, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (585 and 27%), Biological & Physical Sciences (360 and 16.6%), and Humanistic Studies (145 and 6.69%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 7,791 students enrolled in Pittsburg, CA, 43.2% men and 56.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,491 records, of which 60.6% were women and 39.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 360 degrees awarded
  2. 232 degrees awarded
  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pittsburg, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 360 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pittsburg, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,167 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Los Medanos College with 2,167 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 806 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pittsburg, CA, which is 0.592 times less than the 1,361 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 946 degrees mean that there were 1.93 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 490 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,288) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($24) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,080) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsburg, CA was $555,200 in 2022, which is 1.97 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $456,300 to $555,200, a 21.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Pittsburg, CA is 59.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pittsburg, CA have an average commute time of 39.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pittsburg, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pittsburg, CA is $98,408. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Pittsburg, CA was Census Tract 3131.02 with a value of $95,707, followed by Census Tract 3132.06 and Census Tract 3110, with respective values of $81,090 and $74,667.

Property

$555,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,037
$13,835
Median Property Taxes
±$934

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pittsburg, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pittsburg, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.5%
Homeownership
2022
73.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.5% of the housing units in Pittsburg, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3131.02
  2. Census Tract 3132.06
  3. Census Tract 3110

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsburg, CA was Census Tract 3131.02 with a value of $95,707, followed by Census Tract 3132.06 and Census Tract 3110, with respective values of $81,090 and $74,667.

The following map shows all of the places in Pittsburg, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$98,408
Median Household Income
± $6,352
23.3k
Number of Households
± 1,318

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.3k households in Pittsburg, CA grew to $98,408 from the previous year's value of $88,343.

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburg, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pittsburg, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.6%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Public Transit (7.68%)

In 2022, 69.6% of workers in Pittsburg, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.68%).

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Commute Time

39.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pittsburg, CA have a longer commute time (39.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 9.52% of the workforce in Pittsburg, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburg, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pittsburg, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pittsburg, CA (7.45k out of 75.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pittsburg, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.3% of the population of Pittsburg, CA has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 26.4% on Medicaid, 8.3% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.802% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Contra Costa County, CA see 977 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.03% increase from the previous year (967 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1104 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 263 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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977 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Contra Costa County, CA

Primary care physicians in Contra Costa County, CA see an average of 977 patients per year. This represents a 1.03% increase from the previous year (967 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Contra Costa County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 25.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.68%
Uninsured
46.5%
Employer Coverage
26.4%
Medicaid
8.3%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.802%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pittsburg, CA grew by 3.56% from 6.45% to 6.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pittsburg, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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