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City of Pittsburg

  •   State: 
    Contra Costa County
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    38°01′41″N 121°53′05″W
      Area total: 
    19.71 sq mi (51.05 km²)
      Area land: 
    17.64 sq mi (45.69 km²)
      Area water: 
    2.07 sq mi (5.36 km²)
    26 ft (8 m)
    Incorporated June 25, 1903
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
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    Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,332 residents per square mile of area (1,672.5/km²)
      Household income: 
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Pittsburg is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. It is an industrial suburb located on the southern shore of the Suisun Bay in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 76,416 at the 2020 United States Census. The city has an extensive history of coal mining and industrial development since the late 1800s, with the first post office opened in 1868. In the early 1900s, the city spread inland to the south and west along State Route 4, a freeway carrying commuters to the Bay area. In 2000, the town had a total population of 56,769, and by the 2010 census, the population had grown to 76, 416. The town was originally settled in 1839 as Rancho Los Medanos, and changed its name with the town's name in 1911 to Pittsburg, after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was once the largest Delta fishing community in the state, made up primarily of Sicilian immigrants, the families of which have remained in the area for generations. As of 1999, the facility employed 970 workers and shipped over 1.6 million U.S. tons per year of steel to over 175 customers in the Western U. S., Mexico, Canada and the Pacific Rim. The former town of San Cornwall, California was absorbed into the city of Pittsburg in the 2000 census, and the former town was absorbed by the city in the 2010 Census, and now the city is a suburb of the city.


Pittsburg is the primary city name, but also Bay Point are acceptable city names or spellings, Port Chicago, West Pittsburg on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is City of Pittsburg. Originally settled in 1839 as Rancho Los Medanos, the area of almost 10,000 acres was issued to Californios Jose Antonio Mesa and his brother Jose Miguel under a Mexican Land Grant. In 1859, with the discovery of coal in the nearby town of Nortonville, the place became a port for coal. In 1903 the town was incorporated, and by a vote of the citizenry, was renamed "Black Diamond", after the mining firm. Because of the industrial potential of the site, a name change to Pittsburg was proposed in 1909. On February 11, 1911, the city officials changed the towns name to "Pittsburg", honoring Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the two cities shared a common steel and mining industrial heritage. In 1957, the State of California closed down the Sacramento Delta to commercial fishing, ending the area's industry. The town boasted the largest Delta fishing community in the state, made up primarily of Sicilian immigrants, the families of which have remained in the area for generations. In the early 1900s, the town has grown inland to the south, then spread east and west along State Route 4, now a freeway carrying resident commuters to jobs in the San Francisco Bay-Oakland Region. The former town of Cornwall, California was absorbed. As of 2000 census, had a total population of 56,769.Camp Stoneman was built in 1942 and was a major staging area for the United States Army during World II and the Korean War until 1954.


Bombardier, Inc. is moving into a former warehouse in Pittsburg, where it will produce train cars destined for its Pacific Coast customers. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System announced that it will replace its existing fleet of 669 cars with 775 cars of a new design. Bombardier plans to inaugurate the Pittsburg facility in September, 2019, with an initial workforce of 50, working on cars for the new BART contract, and growing to about 150 within five years. The city has an extensive history of coal mining and industrial development since the late 1800s, with USS-POSCO Industries (a joint venture between US Steel and POSCO of South Korea) and Corteva (formerly, the Dow Chemical Company) maintaining substantial plants inPittsburg. According to the City's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: automobile manufacturers, aerospace manufacturers, and rail car manufacturers. The company also has a number of other important West Coast contracts, including:Maintain the Air Train System at San Francisco International Airport (SFO);supply the rail fleet for the Los Angeles Metrolink System;supply Coast and Sprinter train cars for San Diego's North County Transit District;initial design for automated people mover system at Los Angeles International airport (LAX). The company's only U.S. production facility is in Plattsburgh, N. Y. In the U.K., much of the funding for this equipment is supplied by the Federal Government, which requires that a large part of the work be performed in the United States.


Pittsburg shares a border with the unincorporated community of Bay Point, California to the west, the city of Concord to the southwest and Antioch to the east. The Suisun Bay is directly north of the city and connects the San Francisco Bay to the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. Pittsburg experiences a hot summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) bordering on the Semi-arid climate because of the Mt. Diablo rain shadow in East Contra Costa County. The city of Pittsburg is located 37 miles northeast from San Francisco, 29 miles northeast of Oakland, California, 60 miles north of San Jose and 65 miles south of Sacramento, California.Pittsburg has a population of about 3,000. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the United States, with more people living in the city than in any other city in the state of California. It also has the second highest homicide rate in the U.S. after San Francisco. It has the third highest murder rate in California, behind only San Francisco and San Jose. It was the site of the World War II-era Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the early 1950s and 1960s. The town is located on the eastern shore of the San Pablo Bay, which is the largest body of water in the Bay Area. Its population is about 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in and around the city center. It's located in the eastern part of the East Bay Peninsula, which includes the cities of Concord and Antioch.


The city has two BART stations. Tri Delta Transit provides bus service in the area. California State Route 4 bisects the city from west to east. The city is located on the San Joaquin River. It is located near Bay Point and Pittsburg Center. The Pittsburg/Bay Point Station is located at Bailey Road and Highway 4. ThePittsburg Center Station is situated on Railroad Avenue and Highway4. The town is located along the SanJoaquin River and near the Bay Point area. It has a population of about 3,000. It was founded in 1872 and was named after the town of Pittsburg, California. In 1883, the city was named for the town's founder, William Pittsburg. The name Pittsburg was adopted by the city in 1883. It means "Pittsburg, Pennsylvania" in German. The word Pittsburg means "home" or "town" in English. It also means "sburg" in Spanish. The U.S. state of California is known as "California" and is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The state's largest city is Pittsburg and its population is about 2,000 people. It's located near the San Jose Bay Area and the Bay Area's Bay Point region. It lies on Highway 4, which is the main highway through the city, and is also the main route to Bay Point, which lies to the south. The San Joans River runs through the town. It runs along the north side of the city.


Pittsburg is home to Los Medanos College, a two-year community college that is part of the Contra Costa Community College District. Pittsburg has two public high schools, one a continuation school: Black Diamond High School and Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High School. The public elementary schools in Pittsburg are: Delta View Elementary School (Mt. Diablo Unified School District) and Highlands Elementary School. Private schools include: The Christian Center and the School of Saint Peter Martyr.Pittsburg hosts one of the many Contra Costa County Libraries. The town is located in the eastern portion of the county, near the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Joaquin Valley. The city has a population of around 2,000 people (as of 2010) and is located on the eastern edge of the Diablo Valley region of the state. It is located near the border with Contra Costa, which is the county's largest county. It also borders the San Diego County, which has a large population of about 2,500 people (as of 2010). Pittsburg is in the Central Valley region, which includes the cities of Martinez, Livermore, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Livermore Valley, as well as the towns of Antioch and Pleasanton. The community is located close to the town of Antioch, where the city's population is about 1,500. The area is also home to the San Pablo River, which runs through Pittsburg. The river runs through the town and is a popular tourist destination.

Arts and culture

California Theatre - opened in 1920, the California Theatre began as a venue for live vaudeville performances and silent films. During its heyday, notable performers included Flash Gordon and cowboy heroes Ray Crash Corrigan, Tim Holt, Tex Ritter and Fred Scott. The California Theatre closed in 1954 and began to deteriorate, including the caving in of the ceiling due to rain damage. In 2008, the City began a major $7.6 million renovation. Today, the auditorium features a capacity of 981 seats, beaux-artes style ceiling decoration, and a grand balcony. Artist Beate Bruhl restored the artwork throughout the theatre. Fixtures were fabricated to match photographs of the original building. In 2022, the city completed an additional $2 million restoration to complete the balcony area. The theatre was designed by architect Albert W. Cornelius. The City completed a major renovation in 2008, and the theatre was completed in 2022. The auditorium has been restored to its original state. It has been designed by Albert W Cornelius and features beaux artes style ceilings. It is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is located on the corner of California Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.

Redevelopment projects

The Old Town Pittsburg bookstore opened in November 2010. The bookstore is owned and operated by the non-profit Pittsburg Arts & Community Foundation. A new pedestrian promenade is being planned for Old Town. The city is also working on a new public art project in the area. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Sports and recreation

The Pittsburg Delta View Golf Course had a back nine originally built in 1947, and a front nine completed in 1991. It closed in March 2018 due to financial difficulty and legal costs stemming from a slip and fall lawsuit. The city had considered keeping the course open, but after debate in May 2018, it was decided to use the land for other economic opportunities. The Pittsburg Diamonds, an independent professional baseball team, began play as a member of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs in 2014. The team played its home games in City Park Field #1 until going on hiatus for 2019 and 2020. It remains to be seen if the team will resume play in 2021. It was decided in May 2014 that the city would not keep the golf course open after a lawsuit was filed against the city in March 2013. The lawsuit was settled out of court and the city agreed to pay the plaintiff $1.5 million. The course was closed after the lawsuit was resolved in April 2013. It had been open since 1947 and had a front and back nine built in 1991, with the front nine being completed in 1987. The back nine was completed in 1989 and the back nine in 1990, and the frontNine was finished in 1992. It is located in Pittsburg, California, near the town of Pittsburg and the San Francisco Bay Area. The golf course is located on the city's eastern edge. It has a population of 2,000, with about 1,000 residents. It also has a golf course on the west side.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Pittsburg had a population of 63,264. The racial makeup of Pittsburg was 23,106 (36.5%) White, 11,187 (17.7%) African American, 517 (0.8%) Native American, 9,891 (15.6%) Asian (9.9% Filipino, 2.0% Indian, 1.2% Chinese), 645 (1.0%) Pacific Islander, 13,270 (21.0) from other races, and 4,648 (7.3%) from two or more races. There were 21,126 housing units at an average density of 1,102.9 per square mile (425.8/km²), of which 19,527 were occupied, of which 11,490 were owner-occupied, and 8,037 (41.2%) were occupied by renters. In 2000, there were 56,769 people, 17,741 households, and 13,483 families residing in the city. The city's population was spread out with 17,385 people under the age of 18, 6,823 people aged 18 to 24, 18,319 people aged 25 to 44, 15,298 people (24.2) aged 45 to 64, and 5,439 people (8.6) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.5 years. For every 100 females, there are 94.9 males.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California = 25.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 35. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Pittsburg = 5.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 76,416 individuals with a median age of 33 age the population grows by 12.76% in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,332 residents per square mile of area (1,672.5/km²). There are average 3.22 people per household in the 19,700 households with an average household income of $63,298 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 17.90% of the available work force and has dropped -5.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 11.96%. The number of physicians in Pittsburg per 100,000 population = 232.6.


The annual rainfall in Pittsburg = 15.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 56. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 265. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 34.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California which are owned by the occupant = 58.86%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 28 years with median home cost = $145,130 and home appreciation of -29.32%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.60 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,881 per student. There are 20.2 students for each teacher in the school, 9488 students for each Librarian and 847 students for each Counselor. 7.33% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 11.61% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.36% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Pittsburg's population in Contra Costa County, California of 9,165 residents in 1900 has increased 8,34-fold to 76,416 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.45% female residents and 49.55% male residents live in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California.

    As of 2020 in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California are married and the remaining 45.36% are single population.

  • 40.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Pittsburg require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    67.08% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 18.79% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 8.66% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.15% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California, 58.86% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.19% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.95% are vacant.

  • The 37.99% of the population in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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