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Overview

Introduction to Pittsburg, California

Located at the junction of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers is the California city of Pittsburg. Part of Contra Costa County, the city is serviced by California State Highway 4 and is easily accessible to State Highway 242 and Interstate I-680. Pittsburg is situated 40 miles northeast of San Francisco and 75 miles southwest of the California state capital of Sacramento.

In its early 19th-century history, Pittsburg went by many different names. Originally called New York of the Pacific, the area soon became known as New York Landing and was renamed Black Diamond following the discovery of coal in the area in 1903. The 1906 arrival of Columbia Geneva Steel prompted the final name change to Pittsburg, in honor of the eastern birthplace of the steel industry (the final "H" was removed to simplify the spelling). A significant event impacting the city's growth occurred in 1942 with the opening of Camp Stoneman, departure point for thousands of GIs who went to fight in the Pacific operations during World War II. Pittsburg today has grown into a multi-faceted city with landscaped parks, recreational facilities, shopping centers, affordable housing and planned business and commercial development, including plans for a new Marina under development along the city's riverfront.

Attractions in and around Pittsburg

The crown jewel of Pittsburg's attractions is its annual Seafood Festival. Held every September, the festival features a number of different activities, including an air show, powerboat races, continuous musical entertainment and the California Cuisine Pavilion; a showcase of the talents of local chefs from Contra Costa County. Demonstrations on the preparation of delicious gourmet seafood dishes are followed by samplings of seafoods from local vendors. Other nearby Contra Costa County attractions include the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds (Antioch), Mt Diablo State Park (Clayton) and Blackhawk Automotive Museum (Danville).

Demographics

People

Total Population69,449
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+30,744
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.5%
Median Earnings25+$38,739
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,079
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,307

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,423
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time43 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation9.9%

Housing

People Living Alone17.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,517
Median House Value$324,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.7%
German4.2%
Irish3.9%
Italian3.3%
English2.4%
African1.3%
French Except Basque1%
Portuguese1%
Norwegian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Afghan)0.4%
Russian0.4%
Polish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Liberian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Sudanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Pittsburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Contra Costa County
Standard Zip Codes94565
Phone Area Codes925
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.01
Approximate Longitude-121.91

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)

StationANTIOCH PUMP PLANT #3
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp58 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches
StationMOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip23.9 inches
StationTRACY PUMPING PLANT
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp60 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Antioch110,026$74,873
Brentwood58,828$112,362
Clayton11,838$164,191
Concord128,160$89,091
Oakley39,950$98,913
Pleasant Hill34,662$119,550

Pittsburg Public Schools

Black Diamond High (continuation)
1131 Stoneman Ave.
ZIP: 94565
High
Total Enrollment 223
Delta View Elementary
2916 Rio Verde
ZIP: 94565
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Foothill Elementary
1200 Jensen Dr.
ZIP: 94565
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Heights Elementary
163 Alturas Ave.
ZIP: 94565
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Highlands Elementary
4141 Harbor St.
ZIP: 94565
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Hillview Junior High
333 Yosemite Dr.
ZIP: 94565
Middle
Total Enrollment 874
Los Medanos Elementary
610 Crowley Ave.
ZIP: 94565
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Marina Vista Elementary
50 E. Eighth St.
ZIP: 94565
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High
2012 Carion Ct.
ZIP: 94565
Middle
Total Enrollment 706
Parkside Elementary
985 W. 17th St.
ZIP: 94565
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Pittsburg Senior High
1750 Harbor St.
ZIP: 94565
High
Total Enrollment 3061
Rancho Medanos Junior High
2301 Range Rd.
ZIP: 94565
Middle
Total Enrollment 873
Stoneman Elementary
2929 Loveridge Rd.
ZIP: 94565
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Synergy
355 E. Leland Rd.
ZIP: 94565
Other
Total Enrollment 202
Willow Cove Elementary
1880 Hanlon Way
ZIP: 94565
Primary
Total Enrollment 684

Pittsburg Private Schools

Christian Center School
1210 Stoneman Ave
ZIP: 94565
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Spectrum Center - Delta
135 E Leland Rd
ZIP: 94565
Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
St Peter Martyr
425 W 4th St
ZIP: 94565
Elementary
Total Enrollment 238
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