Pittsburg 57 Below average
Pittsburg Livability #728 ranked city in California#20,909 ranked city in the USARanks better than 28% of areas

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      Living in Pittsburg, CA

      Pittsburg, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 67,998 residents. Pittsburg has a population density of 3,980 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population 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.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Pittsburg, California could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, commute, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Pittsburg and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Pittsburg to California and the national average.

      The livability score in Pittsburg is 57 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 28th percentile of all cities across America. This is a lower than the national average livability score as Pittsburg does not rank well for most categories. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Pittsburg ranks well for employment (A) and housing (A+). Pittsburg does not fare well for the following: amenities (F), crime (F), cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Pittsburg can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Assuming that Pittsburg meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Pittsburg. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Pittsburg are simply unattainable. 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.

      Pittsburg transportation information

      Statistic Pittsburg California National
      Average one way commute42min30min27min
      Workers who drive to work68.2%72.1%74.9%
      Workers who carpool13.9%10.0%8.9%
      Workers who take public transit10.1%4.6%4.6%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.8%0.5%
      Workers who walk1.4%2.5%2.6%
      Working from home4.7%8.4%7.3%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Pittsburg, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).