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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 173 Reviews | Leave a Comment  Add Favorite


-Arts and culture
-Attractive downtown
-Cost of living


-Low job growth projections
-Clouds and rain
-Commute times

What Bert Has To Say About Pittsburgh Metro Area

Once a rough and gritty center for the steelmaking industry, Pittsburgh is now home to one lone blast furnace and a wide assortment of other industries. Pittsburgh has a tremendous base of headquarters operations for U.S. and some foreign companies in a variety of industries from banking to food processing to steel and heavy manufactured goods to pharmaceuticals. These include Alcoa, HJ Heinz, PNC Bank, PPG Industries, Mellon Bank, US Steel, Allegheny Technologies, Wesco, Bayer North America, GlaxoSmithKline, American Eagle Outfitters, General Nutrition Centers, and more.


Quick Facts About Pittsburgh

    The unemployment rate in Pittsburgh is 4.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pittsburgh jobs have Increased by 1.44 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pittsburgh's cost of living is 15.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Pittsburgh's population is 306,430 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.83 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Pittsburgh is $76,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.60 percent.
    Pittsburgh public schools spend $18,183 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Pittsburgh.

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re: Austin TX to Pittsburgh PA - 7/26/2015
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