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Pittsburg, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Pittsburg had a population of 20,290 as of July 1, 2017. Pittsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pittsburg is located at latitude 37.4146 and longitude -94.698 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pittsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 945 feet.

The City of Pittsburg (GNIS ID: 485643) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pittsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pittsburg: Hopefield, New Pittsburg, New Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburg, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,290
Daytime Population: Workers 12,620
Daytime Population: Residents 10,234
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,854
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 18,897
Population in Familes 12,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,393
Population Density2 1,585
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $35,991
Average Household Income $52,572
Per Capita Income $21,463


Total Housing Units 9,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,774 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,309 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,282 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $106,386
Average Home Value $128,769


Total Households 8,083
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,092
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% -0.12%
Households -0.1% -0.21%
Families 0.02% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Pittsburg, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pittsburg to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 97th
Population Density # 91 87th
Diversity Index # 85 87th
Median Household Income # 642 4th
Per Capita Income # 596 11th

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