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Pittsburg is a city in Crawford County.

The community was named for another coal town, Pittsburgh, PA
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Pittsburg. For links to other places called Pittsburg, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Pittsburg is 37.410N. The longitude is -94.704W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,276.


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Median household income
Local
$24,221
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pittsburg demographic reports
Pittsburg is near the Missouri border
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 156. The number of murders and homicides was 8. The violent crime rate was 8.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bill Russell, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Little Balkans Days - Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pittsburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Crawford County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Pittsburg State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pittsburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crawford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66763 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Pittsburg residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pittsburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pittsburg was $15,318, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

28% of Pittsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Pittsburg festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Pittsburg include Whitesitt-Shirk Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pittsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.


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Libraries in Pittsburg include Pittsburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pittsburg include Pittsburg Morning Sun

TV stations in Pittsburg include KFJX, KOAM.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRPS.

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Politics

Crawford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pittsburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Pittsburg workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Pittsburg include Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge Pittsburg, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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