Pittsburgh Information & Statistics

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Established: 1758
City Population (2000): 369,879
County Population (2000): 1,281,666
Location: South Western Pennsylvania
Average High Temperature (July): 82.5°F
Average Low Temperature (January): 20.8°F

Port: Pittsburgh is the largest inland port in the U.S., providing access to the nation’s 9,000 mile inland waterway system.
Bridges: Allegheny County has more than 1,700 bridges and 720 are within the Pittsburgh city limits.
Colleges & Universities: There are 34 colleges and universities in southwestern Pennsylvania
Sports: Pittsburgh cheers for four major sports teams: the Penguins, Pirates, Steelers, and Riverhounds.
Airport: The Pittsburgh International Airport was ranked one of the top five U.S. airports by Conde Nast Traveler.
Tourism: An average of 3.9 million people visit Pittsburgh annually.
Pittsburgh ranked in the top five Most Livable Cities in the 1983, 1985, 1989 and 2007 editions of the “Places Rated Almanac.”

Forbes.com ranked Pittsburgh the #1 Most Livable City in America in 2010, and the #4 Best City for Working Mothers to Live In.

Pittsburgh Facts

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With a global economy and interconnected workforce, businesses and families have more flexibility in where they are located than every before. Why should you come here?

A nearly unmatched quality of life…

Safety first – This region has the lowest crime rate of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Affordable housing – The average existing home sold for $118,000, or 43% below the national average

High-quality education – The region is home to 34 colleges and universities, including two – Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh – that are consistently featured as among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

A short commute – On average, Pittsburghers spend about 25 minutes commuting to work one way. For comparison, that’s 18% less time than Philadelphia and 12% less than Boston

Low cost of living – Our region’s cost of living is 93% of the national average

Unique, diverse and fun…

At the ballpark – PNC Park is rated as the best in the major league by USA Today and ESPN.com

In the theater – With eight major theaters in Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District, the region has more theaters in a concentrated area than any city outside of New York

With a grand view – USA Today rated the cityscape view from Mt. Washington as the second best in America

On the water – Pittsburgh’s three rivers provide 38 miles of downtown shoreline for recreation and fishing

An attractive location for any business…

A world-class airport – Pittsburgh International Airport is ranked as best in the U.S. by J.D. Power & Associates

Environmentally friendly – This city has the most certified “green” buildings in the nation

Home to large businesses – Pittsburgh ranks 6th in the nation as home to Fortune 500 companies (Alcoa, Heinz, Mellon, PNC Financial Services, PPG, US Steel and WESCO International)

Home to growing businesses – More than 70 companies with $1 billion or more in sales operate in the region

Centrally located – Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population and less than 90 minutes flying time from 20 states and Canada

Rivers of commerce – With 52 million tons of cargo shipped annually, Pittsburgh has the nation’s second busiest inland port

Other Notes

Target: The Target that is currently being built in East Liberty was the first Target to be released from the building freeze that Target imposed after the financial crash and this will be the first two story Target to be built. CLICK HERE to see the article.

Home Depot: The Home Depot in East Liberty has the most business of any Home Depot on the east coast.