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Pittsburg, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pittsburg had a population of 68,879 as of July 1, 2016. Pittsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pittsburg is located at latitude 38.02 and longitude -121.9058 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pittsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.19 sq. miles and a water area of 1.96 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Pittsburg (GNIS ID: 2411430) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pittsburg is located within Antioch-Pittsburg CCD of Contra Costa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pittsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pittsburg: Black Diamond, City of New York of the Pacific, New York of the Pacific, Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburg, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 68,879
Population in Households 68,585
Population in Familes 58,976
Population in Group Qrtrs 294
Population Density1 4,008
Diversity Index2 91


Total Households 21,008
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 16,020
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 22,424 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,804 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,204 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,416 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $283,305
Average Home Value $322,467


Median Household Income $60,447
Average Household Income $78,383
Per Capita Income $24,023
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.37% 1.41%
Households 1.18% 1.32%
Families 1.24% 1.32%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pittsburg, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pittsburg to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 127 92nd
Population Density1 # 310 80th
Diversity Index2 # 20 99th
Median Household Income # 606 60th
Per Capita Income # 952 37th

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