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About Pittsburgh

Founded

1758

Population

334,563 (City of Pittsburgh)
1.33 million (Allegheny County)

Area

55 sq. mi.

Elevation

1,223 ft.

Average Temperature

High (oF) Low (oF) Avg. (oF)
Spring 61 38 49
Summer 83 59 71
Fall 64 42 53
Winter 39 22 30

Median Family Income

$46,157 (inflation-adjusted 2003 dollars)

Port

Pittsburgh is the nation's busiest inland port, providing access to the extensive 9,000 mile U.S. inland waterway system.

Education

There are 29 colleges and universities in southwestern Pennsylvania, including Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. Among Pittsburghers 24-34 years old, 42% have graduated from college. More than 17% have also earned higher graduate or professional degrees, placing Pittsburgh among the top cities for educated young people-behind only Washington, D.C., Boston and San Francisco.

Sports

Pittsburgh cheers for three major league sports teams, the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers.

Travel Economy

More than 10 million people visit the Pittsburgh region annually. Travel is a $3 billion industry that provides more than 50,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Allegheny County