What is the current population of Pittsburgh?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Pittsburgh is 300,286. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the 66th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Pittsburgh?

The peak population of Pittsburgh was in 1950, when its population was 676,806. In 1950, Pittsburgh was the 12th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 66th largest city in the US. Pittsburgh is currently 55.6% smaller than it was in 1950.

How quickly is Pittsburgh shrinking?

Pittsburgh has shrunk 10.0% since the year 2000. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Pittsburgh the biggest city in Pennsylvania?

No, Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the state of Pennsylvania based on population. The biggest city, Philadelphia, is 5.3x bigger than Pittsburgh.

What county is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in?

Pittsburgh is located entirely in Allegheny County.

What is the population density of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?

Pittsburgh has a population density of 5,521.4 people per square mile. Pittsburgh has the 18th highest population density among large cities in the United States.

What is the size of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in square miles?

Pittsburgh has an area of 55.4 square miles. Pittsburgh is the 3rd largest city, by area, in Pennsylvania.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 300,286 66
2018 301,048 66
2017 302,407 65
2016 303,625 63
2015 304,391 63
2014 305,412 62
2013 305,841 62
2012 306,211 61
2011 306,059 61
2010 305,704 59
2009 311,647 61
2008 312,119 61
2007 312,322 59
2006 313,306 58
2005 316,206 59
2004 320,394 58
2003 325,091 56
2002 327,429 56
2001 330,439 55
2000 333,703 54
1990 370,139 42
1980 423,938 30
1970 520,117 24
1960 604,332 16
1950 676,806 12
1940 671,659 10
1930 669,817 10
1920 588,343 9
1910 533,905 8
1900 321,616 11
1890 238,617 13
1880 156,389 12
1870 86,076 16
1860 49,221 17
1850 46,601 13
1840 21,115 17

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
56 Honolulu, Hawaii 345,064 -6.9%
57 Santa Ana, California 332,318 -1.8%
58 Riverside, California 331,360 28.2%
59 Corpus Christi, Texas 326,586 17.7%
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 323,152 23.7%
61 Henderson, Nevada 320,189 78.6%
62 Stockton, California 312,697 27.8%
63 St. Paul, Minnesota 308,096 7.4%
64 Cincinnati, Ohio 303,940 -8.2%
65 St. Louis, Missouri 300,576 -13.3%
66 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 300,286 -10.0%
67 Greensboro, North Carolina 296,710 29.8%
68 Lincoln, Nebraska 289,102 26.9%
69 Anchorage, Alaska 288,000 10.5%
70 Plano, Texas 287,677 28.3%
71 Orlando, Florida 287,442 47.6%
72 Irvine, California 287,401 95.9%
73 Newark, New Jersey 282,011 3.4%
74 Durham, North Carolina 278,993 47.7%
75 Chula Vista, California 274,492 56.3%
76 Toledo, Ohio 272,779 -13.0%

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