Pittsburgh, a mid-size city in Pennsylvania, has a population of approximately 305,000. Young adults aged 15-24 make up a larger portion of the population here (20%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find no shortage of peers, though young professionals are also well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 38, skew younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their residence. The average rent of $961 a month is roughly equal to the state average.
Pittsburgh residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 32% of workers, while public transportation is used by just 8% of the population. Walking (6%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number is well above the national average.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Pittsburgh. The four most common are healthcare, education, entertainment, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 28% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in management, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Pittsburgh workers bring in an average annual income of around $61,000, roughly the same as the Pennsylvania average. Pittsburgh, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Pittsburgh has a high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 11% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. In addition, 15% possess a Bachelor's degree.