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Housing Vacancy Rates

Vacancy rates in residential housing are a good barometer over time of the demand for shelter in a region. According to the Census, unoccupied housing…

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…

Racial & Ethnic Diversity of Regions

Race and ethnicity patterns in the United States are significantly impacted by migration flows. Historically low migration rates into the Pittsburgh region have resulted in…

New Building Permits — Benchmark Regions

The number of permits issued for new privately owned residential construction is an excellent indicator of growth and economic vitality. After years of declining building…

All Crimes by MSA

Crime rates in the Pittsburgh MSA tend to be lower than those in most of our benchmark regions. In 2017, the Pittsburgh MSA ranked as…

All Crimes by Core City

Crime rates in the City of Pittsburgh tend to be lower than most of those in the core cities of our benchmark regions. In 2017,…
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