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Year-​to-​Date Airport Information

Air traffic in the region is centered at Pittsburgh International Airport. Getting comparative data for the Pittsburgh region has been complicated by upheavals in the airline industry and US Air’s abandonment of its Pittsburgh hub. Through a consultant, Seabury APG, comparative data for the past ten years are now available on a quarterly…
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Year-​to-​Date Air Passengers

Air traffic in the region is centered at Pittsburgh International Airport. Getting comparative data for the Pittsburgh region has been complicated by upheavals in the airline industry and US Air’s abandonment of its Pittsburgh hub. Through a consultant, Seabury APG, comparative data for the past ten years are now available on a quarterly…
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Robbery Rate Trend

While robbery rates fluctuate in a number of cities and regions, the local rates are relatively flat and low in both the region and the City of Pittsburgh.
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Murder Rate Trend

Murder rates in cities are consistently higher than murder rates in regions. There are two groups of cities: high murder rate cities and low murder rate cities. The Pittsburgh region and the City of Pittsburgh both have comparatively low murder rates.
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Burglary Rate Trend

Burglary rates for regions are consistently about half the rate of burglary for cities. The rates for the Pittsburgh region and the City of Pittsburgh are consistently low.
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Housing Segregation Index

Residential segregation is a measure of integration across local communities. Higher degrees of residential segregation result from the isolation of minority groups. Many measures of segregation are used. Here, Duncan’s Delta is reported for African American segregation in benchmark regions. Duncan’s Delta estimates the proportion of a group’s population that would have to…
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Age of Housing Units — Pittsburgh Counties

The age of the housing in a region is one measure of the rate at which its population has been growing in relation to other areas.
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Age of Housing Units

The age of the housing in a region is one measure of the rate at which its population has been growing in relation to other areas. Pittsburgh has the oldest housing stock of our benchmark regions.
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Housing Vacancy Rates — Pittsburgh Region Counties

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 units are considered vacant. Vacancy status is determined by the terms under which the unit may be occupied, e.g., for rent, for sale, or for seasonal use only.…
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New Building Permits — Pittsburgh Counties

The number of permits issued for new privately owned residential construction is an excellent indicator of growth and economic vitality. New building permits in Allegheny County began to rise in 2011 and peaked in 2015 with building permits for 2,957 total units. Since 2015, the number of permits have declined with 1,990 units…
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