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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 three times. And the Pirates have won the World Series five times.

Recent Awards

In a 2017, CNBC named Pittsburgh the 2nd best city for millennials.

Other accolades include: 

  • WalletHub compared 62 of the largest U.S. cities and Pittsburgh comes in at #3 of the best cities to live.
  • National Geographic Traveller says that Pittsburgh’s culinary scene is a reason to visit in 2017.
  • Travel + Leisure, along with Niche, says that St. Patrick’s Day is best celebrated in Pittsburgh
  • According to Forbes, Pittsburgh is one of the 10 best cities if you want to retire early, due to its reasonable cost of living and high quality of life score.
  • Patch.com ranked Pittsburgh 1st on a list of Top 10 Cities Where Downtown is Making a Comeback because it is now a place where people work, stay, dine, and hang out.
  • Business Insider looked at 13 US cities where young people are buying the most homes, and Pittsburgh was number one on the list.
  • According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh tops a list of Top 10 Cities Where Downtown is Making a Comeback from Realtor.com because of the mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
  • Pittsburgh is ranked 20th out of 100 of the 2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live by livability.com.
  • Point State Park is the second best view in the nation, according to USA Today Sunday Magazine.
  • Pittsburgh is one of Forbes.com 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 723 bridges within the city limits, second only to Venice, Italy.
  • More than 10 million people visit the city annually.
  • Pittsburgh is the largest inland port in the country.

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