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 average of 504. Cultural establishments include a broad array of organizations beyond more narrowly defined “arts” groups, including zoos and nature parks. The total count in the data below is the sum of the following types of establishments: theaters, dance companies, musical groups and artists, other performing arts, museums, historical sites, zoos and botanical gardens, nature parks, fine arts schools, independent artists, writers and performers, art dealers. These data are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns and are updated annually. To view data for this indicator adjusted for population size, click here. To view data for a particular type of establishment, click on the drop-down menu below.