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Overview

Introduction to Pittsburg, Kansas

Pittsburg, Kansas, in Crawford county, is located 78 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 112 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Pittsburg History

Pittsburg was established in 1876. It was named honoring the Pittsburgh City, Pennsylvania. Franklin Playter is considered to be the founder of the city. In the 1870s, the city was a coal mining camp.

Pittsburg and nearby Attractions

  • Gibson Shopping Center
  • Lincoln Park
  • Schlanger Park
  • Carona Depot Museum

Things To Do In Pittsburg

Tourists flock to the Carona Depot Museum while in Pittsburg. Shopping is a fun activity at the Gibson Shopping Center and the Plaza Shopping Center. The city also has many parks including the Lincoln Park, Schlanger Park, and Lakeside Park. Pittsburg hosts several festivals like the Little Balkans Days every year.

Pittsburg Transportation

Joplin Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Pittsburg Higher Education

Pittsburg State University is situated in Pittsburg. Other higher education institutes that can be attended in Pittsburg include Missouri Southern State College, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and Southwest Baptist University.

People

Total Population 20,382
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,563
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 35.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,549
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,060

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,422
% Above Poverty Level 69.5%
% Below Poverty Level 30.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $680
Median House Value $87,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pittsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 66762, 66763
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.41
Longitude -94.704

Pittsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GIRARD
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station COLUMBUS 1 SW
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Station JOPLIN RGNL AP
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Capaldo (66762)

Radley (66762)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arma 1,469 $53,500
Cherokee 846 $52,083
Frontenac 3,445 $57,426
Girard 2,788 $45,625
Mulberry 485 $37,188

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pittsburg Public Libraries

Library
Pittsburg Public Library
308 NORTH WALNUT
Pittsburg, Kansas
(620) 231-8110
Library Web Site

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Pittsburg Hospitals

MT CARMEL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1102 E CENTENNIAL
(316) 231-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Pittsburg High Schools

PITTSBURG HIGH
1978 EAST 4TH
620-235-3200
Serves 782 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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