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. The city has a population of 19,243.

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


Total Population 20,336
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,788
Age of the Population 27


% of people married 35.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34%
Median Earnings25+ $29,135
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,152
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,944


Median Family Income $50,836
% Above Poverty Level 70.4%
% Below Poverty Level 29.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 35.7%
Median Gross Rent $687
Median House Value $84,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.4%
Irish 11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, 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


  • 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
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
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 1,484 $47,167
Cherokee 663 $49,231
Frontenac 3,456 $51,622
Girard 2,779 $48,973
Mulberry 547 $34,219

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pittsburg Public Libraries

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

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Pittsburg Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(316) 231-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Pittsburg High Schools

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Serves 782 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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