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A+ Pittsburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Pittsburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than California
13131% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pittsburg cost of living
D Pittsburg Crime Total crime is 1% lower than California
Total crime
2,9296% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 356% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-23%Year over year crime is down
Pittsburg crime
D- Pittsburg Employment Household income is equal to California
Median household income
$63,95016% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,76717% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%68% higher than the US average
Pittsburg employment
F Pittsburg Housing Home value is 31% lower than California
Median home value
$280,90052% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,43952% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Pittsburg real estate or Pittsburg rentals
F Pittsburg Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than California
High school grad. rates
76%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
27%44% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Pittsburg K-12 schools or Pittsburg colleges

Living in Pittsburg, CA

Pittsburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 67,998 residents. With a population density of 3,980 people per square mile, Pittsburg is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Pittsburg identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 33% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Pittsburg, California. With useful information like weather, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Pittsburg and in the areas around Pittsburg is a much easier task.

The livability score in Pittsburg is 58 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 13th percentile of all cities across America. This is a lower than the United States average livability score as Pittsburg does not rank well for most categories. Based on the scores for each individual category, Pittsburg has received high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). Unfortunately for Pittsburg, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Pittsburg has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Pittsburg is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Pittsburg come in at $280,900, which is 31.4% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Pittsburg, the home price to income ratio is 4.4, which is 31.3% lower than the California average.

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The Ghetto Fabulous Pittsburg California

Pittsburg california is an ok place if you are living around the downtown area and the buchanan area, but if you are anywhere near Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High School in the El Pueblo area, it can get rough. Murders, Robberies, Fights, the works. That is only one of the “Hoods” in pittsburg. You have the whole Parkside neighborhood, 10th street and School street. Many crimes go unreported around these areas and are often bad crimes. Many side shows with people doing donuts in this area, and terrible drivers. I would overall give this city a bad review on the crime and friendly people category.
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Pittsburg it’s great

Pittsburg has nice weather, housing, views, great restaurants, Bart. Anything you need Pittsburg has it. An Most important of all Pittsburg avoids most of the traffic going out to Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood etc... since it’s after Concord.I will definitely recommend Pittsburg , it’s an awesome City to live in.
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The Outdoors Area Great In Pittsburg, CA

I love visiting Pittsburg, CA because it is one of the prettiest places that I have ever seen. Sitting right on the water, it can give views that will be certain to take your breath away. One place to be sure and check out is the Pittsburg Marina. Whether you are fishing, want to sit by the water, or take a boat out on an adventure, Pittsburg marina can accommodate any of those. In addition to the beautiful waterfront scene, the architecture of the marina is very beautiful and accents it very well.

Keeping with the beautiful outdoor adventures that Pittsburg has to offer, the Delta View Golf Club is a great way to spend a day. The backdrop from the course is very beautiful. While the golf course isn't an amazing course, it is a nice course that is somewhat challenging and will definitely not break the bank to play there.

Lastly, Pittsburg offers many wonderful parks to spend the day. Many of the parks also have rides for kids and swimming pools. All of this can make a day at the park a fun adventure for the whole family.
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Source: The Pittsburg, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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