Five-Year Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region gained 38,900 jobs between March 2015 and March 2020, a 3.5 percent increase over five years. That percentage falls below the benchmark average of 8.2 percent growth.

Number of Companies

Companies backed by venture capital play an important role in economic growth. Estimates attribute 16.6 percent of national Gross Domestic Product and 9 percent of national private sector employment to …

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Housing Appreciation Rates

In the last quarter of 2019, housing prices in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area appreciated at a rate of 5.86 percent compared to the same time period a year earlier, …

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Cost of Living Index

Pittsburgh’s average Composite Cost of Living Index for 2017 was 99.6, below the benchmark average of 108. Grocery costs in the Pittsburgh region were the highest Cost of Living component …

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Racial & Ethnic Diversity of Counties

The demographic portrait of the seven-county Pittsburgh region’s population is becoming less white and more diverse, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. From 2012 to 2017, Allegheny County’s …

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Wages by Occupation

Because individuals and specific occupations can get lost in indicators like our data on average annual and average quarterly wage rates, we are publishing average annual wages from the Bureau …

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Average Annual Pay – Benchmark Regions

Although Pittsburgh has trailed benchmark regions in average annual pay for many years, that gap is slowly narrowing. Average annual pay increased by 1.8 percent between 2012 and 2013, 2.8 …

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Average Annual Pay – Pittsburgh Region Counties

The figures below reveal the wide disparity in average annual pay that exists in the 7-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Region. Allegheny County had the highest average annual pay in 2016 at …

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Median Household Income by Race & Ethnicity

Median household income increased 2.03 percent to reach $59,710 a year in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area in 2018. Among the benchmark regions, Pittsburgh had the second-lowest median household income …

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Employment by Arts Establishments per 100K

The number of jobs per 100,000 residents in arts and cultural establishments in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area increased from 190.5 in 2014 to 191 in 2015. The 2015 total …

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Number of Arts Establishments per 100K

The number of arts and cultural establishments per 100,000 residents in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area increased from 13.7 in 2014 to 14.29 in 2015. The 2015 total was slightly …

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Number of Arts Establishments

The number of arts and cultural establishments in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area increased by 13 from 323 in 2014 to 336 in 2015. That total was below the benchmark …

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Employment by Arts Establishments

The number of jobs in arts and cultural establishments in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area decreased by 6 from 4,491 in 2014 to 4,485 in 2015. That total was slightly …

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Annual Population Estimates

The US Census Bureau each year publishes annual estimates of total resident population as well as the demographic components of change (births, deaths, and migration) for states, counties, metropolitan statistical …

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Annual Population Estimates – Pittsburgh Region Counties

The US Census Bureau each year publishes annual estimates of total resident population as well as the demographic components of change (births, deaths, and migration) for states, counties, metropolitan statistical …

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Annual Bankruptcy Filings

The Pittsburgh region continues to experience dramatically fewer bankruptcies than its benchmark peers. With just 7,089 bankruptcies in 2017, Pittsburgh is lower than all benchmark regions except Charlotte, which had …

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Tri-State Wells Drilled Map

No subject has attracted the attention of the Pittsburgh region as has the explosion of interest in deep-well gas drilling into the Marcellus Formation, a shale formation thousands of feet …

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PA Drilling Permits Map

No subject has attracted the attention of the Pittsburgh Region as has the explosion of interest in deep-well gas drilling into the Marcellus Formation, a shale formation thousands of feet …

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Total Exports

The U.S. Department of Commerce publishes information on exports for major Metropolitan Statistical Areas of the United States. Data for 2016 show an 12.8 percent decrease in exports from the …

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GDP – Annual Percent Change

Three regions (Denver, Minneapolis and St. Louis) outpaced Pittsburgh in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth between 2001 and 2008. However, many regions, including Pittsburgh, experienced a decline in GDP in …

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GDP – Annual Trend

All benchmark regions exhibited positive movement in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from 2001 to 2008. However, in 2009, many of them, including Pittsburgh, experienced a decline in 2009, followed by …

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Local Governments – Benchmark Regions

Data here are compiled from the U.S. Census of Governments. Local government includes general-purpose governments, such as counties, municipalities and boroughs; school districts; and special-purpose governments — public bodies like …

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