Pittsburg, Illinois

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Pittsburg, Illinois

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Pittsburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 4% trophy Pittsburg Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Pittsburg, Illinois

Comparing Pittsburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 3
Median Family Income 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Pittsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 60 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Fayette
Standard Zip Codes 62471, 62974
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.871
Longitude -89.211

Pittsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Station FLORA 5 NW
Distance 35.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
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Pittsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 575 100%
Male 303 52.7%
Female 272 47.3%
Under 18 141 24.5%
18+ 434 75.5%
65+ 85 14.8%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 2.96
White 564 98.1%
African-American 7 1.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Pittsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 585
Growth 10
Growth % 1.7%

Pittsburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 22.6%
US/American 19.8%
Irish 16.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
English 9.3%
French (except Basque) 5.9%
Italian 3.1%
Dutch 3.1%
European 1.9%
Scottish 1.2%
British 1.2%
Finnish 0.9%
Czech 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pittsburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Attila (62974)
Bear Grove (62471)
Shafter (62471)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pittsburg 575 $35,074
Keyesport 481 $31,875
Mulberry Grove 671 $40,441
Patoka 633 $33,917
Smithboro 200 $31,042
Vandalia 6,975 $39,762
Vernon 178 $24,583
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