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Why Owning a Home is More Common in Pittsburgh

Fewer and fewer Americans have been buying homes over the last decade. Today, just 63.0% of Americans own their homes, the smallest share since 1965. In the Pittsburgh metro area, 69.2% of residents own their homes, higher than the national homeownership rate but the tenth lowest of any metro area in Pennsylvania. Young Americans are […]

Poverty Rate in Pittsburgh Below National Level

An estimated 12.3% of residents in the Pittsburgh metro area live below the poverty line, a smaller share than both the national poverty rate of 14.7% and the state’s poverty rate of 13.2%. Pittsburgh has the seventh lowest poverty rate of any Pennsylvania metro area. A high school education can mean the difference between living […]

Why College Graduates in Pennsylvania Have More Student Debt

Total student debt in the United States, at approximately $1.26 trillion, is the second largest consumer debt in the country after mortgages. The average debt of all U.S. college undergraduates, including those who did not take any student loans, is around $16,929 per student, according to new data from student loan news website the Student […]

Commutes in Pittsburgh Similar to National Average

The average resident of the Pittsburgh metro area spends 26.6 minutes commuting to work, roughly equivalent to both the national average of 26.4 minutes and the statewide average of 26.8 minutes. Pittsburgh residents have the fourth longest commute of any metro area in Pennsylvania. Two of the main factors that determine commute time are the […]

Pittsburgh Residents More Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 18.9% of adults in the Pittsburgh metro area smoke, higher than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 19.9% statewide smoking rate. The Pittsburgh smoking rate is the tenth lowest in Pennsylvania. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United […]

Pittsburgh’s Robbery Rate No Higher Than the Average U.S. City

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

Pittsburgh No More Crowded Than the Average U.S. City

There are 2,991 people per square mile in the Pittsburgh metro area, lower than the national population density of 6,321 Americans per square mile across all U.S. metro areas. Pittsburgh also has the sixth highest population density of any Pennsylvania metro area. Population density can have a meaningful impact on home prices in an area. […]

Why Pittsburgh is One of the Less Expensive Housing Markets

A typical home in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metro area costs $143,200, less than the national median home value of $194,500. The median home value in Pittsburgh is lower than in Pennsylvania as a whole, where the typical home is worth $170,600. Pittsburgh’s median home value is also the fourth highest of any metro area in […]

Airplanes and Airplane Parts Are the Top Selling Products in Pennsylvania

The United States exported a total of $2.26 trillion worth of goods and services in 2015, down slightly from a record high of $2.38 trillion in 2014. Exports accounted for an estimated 12.6% of total U.S. GDP and were a significant part of every state’s economy. Without exception, each state in the country exported more […]

James Franklin is the Highest Paid Public Employee in Pennsylvania

Nick Saban, head coach of the men’s football team at the University of Alabama, is paid more than $7 million annually. He is the highest paid employee of all U.S. workers employed by a local or state government. In the vast majority of states, college football and basketball coaches are the highest paid public employees. […]

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