Pittsburg, KS

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2022 Population
20,610
0.276% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
25.7
1.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
29.4%
0.822% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$42,371
15.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$97,000
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,408
3.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pittsburg, KS had a population of 20.6k people with a median age of 25.7 and a median household income of $42,371. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pittsburg, KS declined from 20,667 to 20,610, a −0.276% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,657 to $42,371, a 15.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pittsburg, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (79%), White (Hispanic) (7.95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.88%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%).

None of the households in Pittsburg, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Pittsburg, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pittsburg, KS are Pittsburg State University (1,801 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pittsburg, KS was $97,000, and the homeownership rate was 44.5%.

Most people in Pittsburg, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pittsburg, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pittsburg, KS is home to a population of 20.6k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.74% of Pittsburg, KS residents were born outside of the country (976 people).

In 2022, there were 9.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Pittsburg, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.64k White (Hispanic) and 799 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Pittsburg, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pittsburg, KS was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pittsburg, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 229
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.64k ± 257
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    799 ± 225
10.7%
Hispanic Population
2.2k people

In 2022, there were 9.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Pittsburg, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.64k White (Hispanic) and 799 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.7% of the people in Pittsburg, KS are hispanic (2.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
976 people
5.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.08k people

As of 2022, 4.74% of Pittsburg, KS residents (976 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pittsburg, KS was 5.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    305 ± 114
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    202 ± 113
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    88 ± 70

Pittsburg, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pittsburg, KS employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Pittsburg, KS are Manufacturing (1,625 people), Educational Services (1,543 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,335 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($56,507), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,500).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.4k
2022 Value
± 775
3.81%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsburg, KS grew at a rate of 3.81%, from 10k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsburg, KS, are Production Occupations (1,074 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,022 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (976 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pittsburg, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.4k
2022 Value
± 775
3.81%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsburg, KS grew at a rate of 3.81%, from 10k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsburg, KS, are Manufacturing (1,625 people), Educational Services (1,543 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,335 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pittsburg, KS, though some of these residents may live in Pittsburg, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$30,310
Median earning men ± $4,401
$24,803
Median earning women ± $2,334

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,094), Public Administration ($55,893), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($54,205), Public Administration ($41,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,197).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pittsburg, KS awarded 1,801 degrees. The student population of Pittsburg, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,796 male students and 3,062 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pittsburg, KS are White (1,424 and 82.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (106 and 6.14%), Two or More Races (71 and 4.11%), and Black or African American (67 and 3.88%).

The largest universities in Pittsburg, KS by number of degrees awarded are Pittsburg State University (1,801 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pittsburg, KS are General Business Administration & Management (203 and 11.3%), Elementary Education & Teaching (194 and 10.8%), and Registered Nursing (128 and 7.11%).

The median tuition cost in Pittsburg, KS for a public four year colleges is $5,836 for in-state students and $17,180 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pittsburg, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,858 (47.7% men and 52.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,858 students enrolled in Pittsburg, KS, 47.7% men and 52.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,512 records, of which 53.9% were women and 46.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pittsburg, KS was Elementary Education & Teaching with 64 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,801 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pittsburg State University with 1,801 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 805 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pittsburg, KS, which is 0.808 times less than the 996 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,424 degrees mean that there were 13.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 106 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,836) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,938) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsburg, KS was $97,000 in 2022, which is 0.344 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $85,600 to $97,000, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Pittsburg, KS is 44.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pittsburg, KS have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pittsburg, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pittsburg, KS is $42,371. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Pittsburg, KS was Census Tract 9570 with a value of $63,986, followed by Census Tract 9574 and Census Tract 9572, with respective values of $56,885 and $43,125.

Property

$97,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,339
$3,695
Median Property Taxes
±$391

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Rent vs Own

44.5%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44.5% of the housing units in Pittsburg, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9570
  2. Census Tract 9574
  3. Census Tract 9572

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsburg, KS was Census Tract 9570 with a value of $63,986, followed by Census Tract 9574 and Census Tract 9572, with respective values of $56,885 and $43,125.

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Household Income

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$42,371
Median Household Income
± $4,772
8.31k
Number of Households
± 679

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.31k households in Pittsburg, KS grew to $42,371 from the previous year's value of $36,657.

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburg, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pittsburg, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (6.96%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.96%)

In 2022, 83.3% of workers in Pittsburg, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.96%) and those who worked at home (3.96%).

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pittsburg, KS have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Pittsburg, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburg, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pittsburg, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

29.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pittsburg, KS (5.57k out of 19k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pittsburg, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.9% of the population of Pittsburg, KS has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 22.1% on Medicaid, 8.36% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 0.998% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Crawford County, KS see 1294 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.538% decrease from the previous year (1301 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1614 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 445 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,294 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Crawford County, KS

Primary care physicians in Crawford County, KS see an average of 1,294 patients per year. This represents a 0.538% decrease from the previous year (1,301 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Crawford County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 36.7% between 18 and 34 years, 25.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.1%
Uninsured
40.6%
Employer Coverage
22.1%
Medicaid
8.36%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
0.998%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pittsburg, KS declined by 14% from 14.1% to 12.1%.

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