Pittsburg, California Population 2024

79,392

Pittsburg is a city located in Contra Costa County California. Pittsburg has a 2024 population of 79,392. Pittsburg is currently growing at a rate of 1.16% annually and its population has increased by 3.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,605 in 2020.

The average household income in Pittsburg is $115,945 with a poverty rate of 9.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pittsburg is 35.2 years, 34.1 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Pittsburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pittsburg was:

  • White: 27.34%
  • Other race: 23.3%
  • Asian: 17.83%
  • Black or African American: 15.18%
  • Two or more races: 14.16%
  • Native American: 1.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.97%
Land Area (mi²)
17.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,500.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.64% (2,787)
The current population of Pittsburg, California is 79,392 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 76,605.

Pittsburg, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,89627.34%
Other race17,80523.3%
Asian13,62817.83%
Black or African American11,60115.18%
Two or more races10,81914.16%
Native American9321.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander7380.97%
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White

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pittsburg Population by Race

Pittsburg Population Pyramid 2024

Pittsburg Median Age

35.2

Total

34.1

Male

36.8

Female

Pittsburg Adults

There are 59,048 adults, (9,909 of whom are seniors) in Pittsburg.

Pittsburg Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pittsburg Sex Ratio

Female38,72150.67%
Male37,69849.33%

Pittsburg Population by Age

Pittsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,2543.2659.540.5
Married12,2083.970.129.9
Non Family5,3101.35248
Female3,7863.6642.557.5
Male1,9503.8146.853.2
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3.65

Average Family Size

3.26

Average Household Size

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pittsburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pittsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pittsburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.98%.

Pittsburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,959

Average Earnings

$56,017

Average Male

$43,912

Average Female

Pittsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pittsburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pittsburg Language

50.64% of Pittsburg residents speak only English, while 49.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.06% of the population.

Pittsburg Language

Pittsburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic32,4433,74211.53%
Other17,2661,85510.74%
Black11,5531,49512.94%
Multiple10,7961,19411.06%
White14,2731,0187.13%
Asian13,6268155.98%
Native93213214.16%
Islander73881.08%
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9.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.54%

Male Poverty Rate

11.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pittsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pittsburg is Native, with 14.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pittsburg is Islander, with 1.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.97%.

Pittsburg Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.68%
High School9.08%
Some College7.17%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%
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Pittsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.19%
Male Unemployed14.62%
Male Employed3.61%
Female Employed3.08%
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Pittsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pittsburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pittsburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Pittsburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pittsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pittsburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pittsburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,369

Number of Veterans

2,216

Male Veterans

153

Female Veterans

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Pittsburg Veterans by War

count

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Pittsburg Veterans by Age

count

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Pittsburg Veterans by Race

Pittsburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pittsburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Pittsburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pittsburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pittsburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.92%

Born in Pittsburg

67.92%

Native Born

32.08%

Foreign Born

14.57%

Non Citizen

17.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.92% of Pittsburg residents were born in the United States, with 56.92% having been born in California. 14.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pittsburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202983,9429101.1%
202883,0329101.11%
202782,1229101.12%
202681,2129101.13%
202580,3029101.15%
202479,3929101.16%
202378,4829101.17%
202277,5729101.19%
202176,662570.07%
202076,6054,2335.85%
201972,3725200.72%
201871,8524550.64%
201771,3971,0971.56%
201670,3001,2891.87%
201569,0111,1301.66%
201467,8811,2691.91%
201366,6121,1341.73%
201265,4789811.52%
201164,4971,0221.61%
201063,4756,70611.81%
200056,7699,20519.35%
199047,56414,09942.13%
198033,46512,04256.21%
197021,4232,36112.39%
196019,0626,29949.35%
195012,7633,24334.07%
19409,520-90-0.94%
19309,6104,895103.82%
19204,7152,34398.78%
19102,372
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Pittsburg Population by Year