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Welcome to Pittsburgh ...

The city of Pittsburgh is located in Allegheny County<1> and is the County Seat for Allegheny County.

When the people of Pittsburgh refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pittsburgher<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pittsburgh has a population of 300,286 people<3> (see below for details).

Pittsburgh is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Pittsburgh ...

Official Website:   www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.pittsburghchamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlpgh.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pittsburgh had an population of 300,286 people. This is a decrease of 1.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.25% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Pittsburgh ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pittsburgh.

  • Bethel Park [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Park
    • Bethel Park [Allegheny County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Pittsburgh
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,345 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel Park<7>
  • Monroeville [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
    • Monroeville [Allegheny County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Pittsburgh
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,380 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<7>
  • Plum [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum
    • Plum [Allegheny County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Pittsburgh
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,087 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plum<7>
  • West Mifflin [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Mifflin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Mifflin
    • West Mifflin [Allegheny County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Pittsburgh
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Mifflin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Mifflin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Murrysville [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murrysville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murrysville
      • Murrysville [Westmoreland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Pittsburgh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,590 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murrysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murrysville<7>
    • McKeesport [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKeesport
      • McKeesport [Allegheny County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Pittsburgh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKeesport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKeesport<7>
    • Wilkinsburg [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkinsburg
      • Wilkinsburg [Allegheny County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Pittsburgh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkinsburg<7>
    • Franklin Park [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Park
      • Franklin Park [Allegheny County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Pittsburgh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,885 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Park
    • New Kensington [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Kensington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Kensington
      • New Kensington [Westmoreland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Pittsburgh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Kensington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Kensington<7>
    • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Hills
      • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Pittsburgh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,101 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Hills

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 Pittsburgh. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pittsburgh.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pittsburgh.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pittsburgh. Our list includes 434 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pittsburgh.

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 ...

Find a Community in Pennsylvania

About Allegheny County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pittsburgh: www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/

The official website for Allegheny County: www.county.allegheny.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Allegheny, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pittsburgh.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pittsburgh - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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