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Pittsburg, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pittsburg had a population of 71,065 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 71,065
Daytime Population: Workers 16,933
Daytime Population: Residents 39,273
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,206
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 70,769
Population in Familes 60,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 296
Population Density2 4,135
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $63,340
Average Household Income $82,469
Per Capita Income $25,338


Total Housing Units 23,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,189 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,546 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,296 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $306,338
Average Home Value $343,167


Total Households 21,735
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 16,563
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.62% 1.36%
Households 1.49% 1.29%
Families 1.53% 1.28%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2017 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 # 125 92nd
Population Density # 307 80th
Diversity Index # 19 99th
Median Household Income # 585 61st
Per Capita Income # 941 38th

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