Pittsburg, Kansas is a town with a population of slightly more than 20,000. Young adults (15-24) will feel welcome, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 33, the city's residents are notably younger than most cities in Kansas. The majority of residents rent in Pittsburg, and 44% of residents are homeowners. The trend is driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent of $718/month, which is $149 less than the state average.
Many Pittsburg residents work in one of five industries: healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 35% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in transportation, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Pittsburg workers take home an average annual income of just under $46K, less than those elsewhere in the state. Pittsburg's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Among residents older than 25 in Pittsburg, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 6% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 15 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Pittsburg residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (44%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used extensively. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
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