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Welcome to Pittsfield ...
The pronunciation of Pittsfield: PITS-feeld<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Pittsfield, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1870.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Pittsfield has a population of 4,248 people<3> (see below for details).
Pittsfield is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Pittsfield lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Pittsfield lies within the (217) area code.
The ZIP code for Pittsfield: 62363<5>
Websites for Pittsfield ...
Official Website: www.pittsfieldil.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pittsfield had an population of 4,248 people. This is a decrease of 7.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.88% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Pittsfield had a population of 4,576 people (which is 27.85% of the total population of Pike County). This makes Pittsfield the county's most populous community.
The population of Pittsfield represents 0.04% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 345th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,576 people, the population of Pittsfield increased 8.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,211 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Pittsfield.
Communities Also Named Pittsfield ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Pittsfield - they are located in Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pittsfield.
Communities near Pittsfield ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pittsfield.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pittsfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pittsfield.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pittsfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pittsfield.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pittsfield. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pittsfield.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pittsfield ...
Looking for more information about Pittsfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Pittsfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pittsfield.
Adding Pittsfield to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Pittsfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Pittsfield was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.
We also found Pittsfield in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Pittsfield.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Pittsfield: www.pittsfieldil.org/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023