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Founded

1758

Population

334,563 (City of Pittsburgh)
1.33 million (Allegheny County)

Area

55 sq. mi.

Elevation

1,223 ft.

Average Temperature

Spring - High: 61 Low: 38 Avg.: 49
Summer - High: 83 Low: 59 Avg.: 71
Fall - High: 64 Low: 42 Avg.: 53
Winter - High: 39 Low: 22 Avg.: 30

Sports

Pittsburgh eats, drinks and sleeps major league sports. Our Steelers have won the Super Bowl six times. The Penguins have raised the Stanley Cup five times. And the Pirates have won the World Series five times.

Recent Awards

Among 19 destinations, Pittsburgh was the only city in the United States that made National Geographic Traveller's "The Cool List of 2019."

Additionally, Pittsburgh was named the second most liveable city in America, and No. 32 globally, according to The Global Liveability Index of 2018.

Other accolades include: 

2018

  • VentureBeat and National Geographic listed Pittsburgh among "30 of the Best Cities in the United States." 
  • The Glass Door named Pittsburgh No. 1 in Best Cities for Jobs.
  • Realtor.com recognized Pittsburgh as the second "Safest, Most Affordable Cities in America."
  • Baseball America placed PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, at No. 2 on its list of top ballparks describing it as having a view that is "off the charts."
  • Forbes.com ranks Pittsburgh No. 1 for the best NHL fans and Steelers Nation tied for No. 2.

2017

  • Apartment List and CNBC named Pittsburgh the No. 1 Best City for Millennials.
  • WalletHub compared 62 of the largest U.S. cities and Pittsburgh came in at No. 3 among the best cities to live.
  • Travel + Leisure, along with Niche, ranked Pittsburgh among the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Patch.com placed Pittsburgh first on a list of "Top 10 Cities Where Downtown is Making a Comeback." 
  • Business Insider looked at 13 U.S. cities where young people are buying the most homes, and Pittsburgh was No. 1 on the list.
  • USA Today Sunday Magazine ranked Point State Park as having the second best view in the nation.
  • Pittsburgh is consistently one of Forbes' top 10 cities for job growth and top 10 up-and-coming tech cities.

Interesting Facts

  • Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half of the population of the U.S.
  • Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, more than Venice, Italy.
  • More than 10 million people visit the city annually.
  • Pittsburgh is the largest inland port in the country.
  • The Pittsburgh suburbs were home to many great NFL quarterbacks including Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, and Jim Kelly.
  • The Andy Warhol Museum is the largest single-artist museum in North America.

Famous Firsts

  • Commercial radio station - KDKA
  • Polio vaccine
  • Heart and liver transplant
  • Big Mac
  • Ferris wheel
  • Newspaper west of the Alleghenies
  • U.S. Public TV station - WQED

Source: VisitPittsburgh.com