Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$29,196$30,137$29,829
Median household income$42,450$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$61,464$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,935$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$30,972$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$24,641$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate4.8%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level22.3%13.3%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Pittsburgh is 2% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Pittsburgh is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Pittsburgh is 3% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Pittsburgh is 47% higher than the national average

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      $28,297 $42,450 $84,900
      $36,593 $54,895 $109,790
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Pittsburgh median earnings by income bracket

      Pittsburgh employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.4%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector7.5%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services5.2%7.4%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%10.4%
      Public administration4.7%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.8%2.4%
      Education, health & social services22.7%44.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Sewickley Heights, PA730$218,750295.4%
      Edgeworth, PA1,639$154,545179.4%
      Ben Avon Heights, PA349$148,750168.9%
      Fox Chapel, PA5,392$148,553168.5%
      Sewickley Hills, PA671$137,969149.4%
      Pittsburgh, PA305,305$42,45023.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Stockton, CA301,443$46,03316.8%
      Anchorage, AK299,321$80,86246.2%
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,529$50,6618.4%
      Cincinnati, OH298,011$34,62937.4%
      St. Paul, MN297,160$50,8208.1%
      Pittsburgh, PA305,305$42,45023.3%
      Source: The Pittsburgh, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).