Pittsburg, California Population 2021

72,864
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Pittsburg is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 72,864, it is the 121st largest city in California and the 501st largest city in the United States. Pittsburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 15.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 63,264 in 2010. Pittsburg reached it's highest population of 72,864 in 2021. Spanning over 20 miles, Pittsburg has a population density of 4,131 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pittsburg is $94,675 with a poverty rate of 12.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,734 per month, and the median house value is $386,200. The median age in Pittsburg is 34.7 years, 33.4 years for males, and 36 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.

Pittsburg Demographics

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

  • White: 35.41%
  • Other race: 21.88%
  • Asian: 16.70%
  • Black or African American: 15.43%
  • Two or more races: 9.24%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.57%
The current population of Pittsburg, California is 72,864, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,450.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 63,264.

Pittsburg, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,28835.41%
Some Other Race15,62621.88%
Asian11,93016.70%
Black or African American11,01815.43%
Two or More Races6,6029.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native5500.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4080.57%
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Pittsburg Population by Race

Pittsburg Population Pyramid 2021

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Pittsburg Median Age

34.7


Total

33.4


Male

36


Female

Pittsburg Adults

There are 53,724 adults, (7,834 of whom are seniors) in Pittsburg.

Pittsburg Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Pittsburg Sex Ratio

Female

36,333

50.87%

Male

35,089

49.13%

Pittsburg Population by Age

Pittsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pittsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.8%33.2%
All54.3%45.7%
Male47.8%52.2%
Female42.9%57.1%
Non Family41.4%58.6%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pittsburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,3573.3354.3
Married10,1003.9166.8
Non Family5,1321.441.4
Female4,0563.9542.9
Male2,0694.0247.8

3.72

Average Family Size

3.33

Average Household Size

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Pittsburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,65910.03%
9th to 12th Grade4,86210.46%
High School Graduate12,01525.86%
Some College11,23224.18%
Associates Degree3,8588.30%
Bachelors Degree7,06015.20%
Graduate Degree2,7745.97%
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Pittsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pittsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic17,15710,7771,240
White10,91810,0112,855
Other Race8,9295,171618
Asian8,8737,4553,331
Black7,2406,6581,714
Multiple Races3,1402,587691
Native American37525128
Islander27823363

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.54%.

Pittsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,316$46,332$36,245
Less Than High School$27,035$32,029$21,485
High School Grad$32,954$40,559$26,882
Some College$42,312$50,271$37,317
Bachelors Degree$59,135$65,777$53,190
Graduate Degree$74,028$74,063$73,958

$41,316

Average Earnings

$46,332

Average Male

$36,245

Average Female

Pittsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pittsburg Language by Age

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Pittsburg Language

50.08% of Pittsburg residents speak only English, while 49.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.56% of the population.

Pittsburg Language

Pittsburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic30,7924,16113.51%
Black10,7852,30521.37%
Other15,3941,96912.79%
White13,4921,1878.80%
Multiple6,59498915.00%
Asian11,9189818.23%
Native550376.73%

12.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.96%

Male Poverty Rate

13.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pittsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pittsburg is Black, with 21.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pittsburg is Native, with 6.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.35%.

Pittsburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.27%
High School14.49%
Some College7.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%

Pittsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.35%
Male Unemployed23.15%
Male Employed5.49%
Female Employed4.63%

Pittsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pittsburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,459$94,675
Families$77,476$95,717
Married Families$91,707$114,326
Non Families$46,055$72,036
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Income by Household Type

Pittsburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Pittsburg Married by Age and Sex

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Pittsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pittsburg Marital Status by Race

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Pittsburg Marital Status

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2,254

Number of Veterans

2,133

Male Veterans

121

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam932
First Gulf War375
Second Gulf War336
Korea127
World War II75

Pittsburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74664
35 to 54515
55 to 64488
75+435
18 to 34152

Pittsburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0275.27%
Black4705.53%
Hispanic4612.21%
2 or More3187.71%
Asian2322.41%
Other1971.76%
Hawaiian103.17%

Pittsburg Veterans by Race

Pittsburg Veterans by Education

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6.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pittsburg Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pittsburg Employment by Age

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Pittsburg Employment by Race

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Pittsburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.37%

Born in California

67.93%

Native Born

32.07%

Foreign Born

15.16%

Non Citizen

16.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.93% of Pittsburg residents were born in the United States, with 56.37% having been born in California. 15.16% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202172,8641380.19%
202072,7261380.19%
201972,5881380.19%
201872,4504500.63%
201772,0001,2021.70%
201670,7981,5382.22%
201569,2601,2861.89%
201467,9741,3281.99%
201366,6461,1231.71%
201265,5239771.51%
201164,5461,0241.61%
201063,5226,7531.13%
200056,7699,2051.78%
199047,56414,0993.58%
198033,46512,0424.56%
197021,4232,3611.17%
196019,0626,2994.09%
195012,7633,2432.97%
19409,520-90-0.09%
19309,6104,8957.38%
19204,7152,3437.11%
19102,3720.00%

Pittsburg Population by Year