Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in Pennsylvania. It is the largest metropolitan area in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia.
Known as the "City of Bridges" and "Steel City", Pittsburgh is famous for having 446 bridges and more than 300 steel-related businesses. The city also led innovations and industries in aluminum, glass, electronics, transportation, retail, and sports. Pittsburgh is a region with a plethora of internationally recognized museums, parks, medical centers, libraries, and diverse cultural districts. These alluring attributes earned Pittsburgh the title of America’s “most livable city” by Forbes.
In 2015, Pittsburgh was listed among the "eleven most livable cities in the world. The Economist's Global Liveability Ranking placed Pittsburgh as the first- or second-most livable city in the United States in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014. The region is a hub for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and energy extraction.
- Estimated Population :302,407
- Foreign born :8.50%
- Language other than English spoken at home :10.80%
- High school graduates :92.00%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher :40.70%
- Median Household income :$ 42,450
- Per Capita income :$ 29,196
- Population per sq. mile :5,521
- White :66.30%,Black or African :24.30%,American Indian :0.20%,Asian :5.50%,Others :3.70%
- Pittsburgh Restaurant Week's Winter Celebration
- South Side Soup Contest
- St. Patrick's Day Parade
- JFilm Festival
- Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week
- Pittsburgh Earth Day Festival
- Pittsburgh Fringe Festival
- Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
- EQT Pittsburgh Children's Theater Festival
- Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
- Feed More Festival
- Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival
- GNC Live Well Liberty Mile
- Pittsburgh Restaurant Week's Summer Celebration
- Bloomfield Little Italy Days
- Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival
- Thrival Innovation & Music Festival
- Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race
- VIA Music Festival
- Pittsburgh ZooBoo
- EQT Ten Miler
- Three Rivers Film Festival
- Light Up Night
- Lawrenceville Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour
- Highmark First Night Pittsburgh
- The city is home to nine Fortune 500 companies: United States Steel, PNC Financial Services, PPG Industries, H.J. Heinz Company, Mylan, WESCO International, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Consol Energy, and Allegheny Technologies. Other companies of note in the area include American Eagle Outfitters, Alcoa, Bayer USA, Lanxess, and Kennametal.
- Today, Google, Apple Inc., Bosch, Facebook, Uber, Nokia, Autodesk, Microsoft and IBM are among 1,600 technology firms generating $20.7 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls. The area has served as the long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, robotics, energy research and the nuclear navy. The area is home to 68 colleges and universities, including research and development leaders Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.