Location and Weather
Pittsburg has made the transition from a steel town to a sought-after, cosmopolitan place to live. Pittsburgh is in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, at the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join to form the Ohio River.
In Pittsburgh, the summers are warm, while the winters are cold and cloudy. The mild summer temperature highs are in the mid 70’s, with low temperatures in the mid 60’s. The winter temperature highs are in the mid 40’s, with lows in the mid 20’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Pittsburgh's population in 2018 was 301,048, with a decline of -.22%. The job growth has increased by 73% over last year and in ten years, is predicted to be at 24.44%. Pittsburg shifted from an industrial economy, to one based on Health Care, Research, Hospitality and Tourism through the 1990s. The biggest employers are Alcoa, The PNC Financial Services Group, and PPG Industries. The cost of living is moderate, due to the Pittsburg real estate market and availability of housing. Known as the city of bridges, Pittsburg has beautiful water views and a progressive food culture.
With a reputation of friendly people, a beautiful riverfront location, steadily growing jobs in diverse businesses, mild summers and moderate costs of living, Pittsburg will continue to grow as a cosmopolitan and tourist destination.
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