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Welcome to Pittsburgh ...

The city of Pittsburgh is located in Allegheny County and is the County Seat for Allegheny County.

When the people of Pittsburgh refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pittsburgher<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Pittsburgh has a population of 302,407 people<2> (see below for details).

Pittsburgh is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Pittsburgh lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pittsburgh had a population of 305,704 people (which is 24.99% of the total population of Allegheny County). This makes Pittsburgh the county's most populous community.

The population of Pittsburgh represents 2.41% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 305,704 people, the population of Pittsburgh decreased 8.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 334,563 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Pittsburgh had an population of 302,407 people. This is a decrease of 1.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.61% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pittsburgh.

Communities near Pittsburgh ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Pittsburgh and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Bethel Park   [Map]   32,404   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Franklin Park   [Map]   14,552   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lower Burrell   [Map]   11,228   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
McKeesport   [Map]   19,245   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   27,716   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Murrysville   [Map]   19,800   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pittsburgh.

Communities Also Named Pittsburgh ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Pittsburgh - they are located in California, Kentucky, Nebraska, Nevada and North Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pittsburgh.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pittsburgh. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pittsburgh. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pittsburgh. Our list includes 434 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Pittsburgh:

Websites for Pittsburgh ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pittsburgh ...

Looking for more information about Pittsburgh? 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 Pittsburgh, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pittsburgh.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Allegheny County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pittsburgh:

The official website for Allegheny County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pittsburgh refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pittsburgh may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pittsburgh.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pittsburgh - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pittsburgh) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pittsburgh. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pittsburgh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pittsburgh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4406, Longitude: -79.9929     [Map].

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