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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…

Average Weekly Wages — Benchmark Regions

Average weekly wages in the 7-​county Pittsburgh metropolitan area in the second quarter of 2019 were $1,159, a year-​over-​year percent increase of 2.2 percent. That…

Five-​Year Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region gained 4,200 jobs between October 2018 and October 2019, a .3 percent increase over the year. That percentage falls below the benchmark…

Adult Overweight and Obesity Rates

Only 31.1 percent of adults living in the Pittsburgh region reported being a healthy weight in 2016, according to data from the Centers for Disease…

Diabetes Rates

The Pittsburgh region’s diabetes rate for adults declined from about 11 percent in 2016 to 10.3 percent in 2017, according to data from the Centers…

Smoking Rates

Smoking rates in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area rose in 2017, after steadily dropping over the past decade. In 2017, 21.3 percent of people in…
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