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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,399
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+9,631
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married34.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.6%
Median Earnings25+$28,701
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,370

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,907
% Above Poverty Level70.6%
% Below Poverty Level29.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$703
Median House Value$84,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.9%
German20.5%
Irish11.6%
English7.4%
Italian7.4%
French Except Basque3.3%
Polish1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Swedish1.3%
African1.1%
Norwegian1%
Arab0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Czech0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Nigerian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
South African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Pittsburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Crawford County
Standard Zip Codes66762, 66763
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.41
Approximate Longitude-94.69

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)

StationGIRARD
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationCOLUMBUS 1 SW
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.4 inches
StationJOPLIN RGNL AP
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 71 F
Annual Precip46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arma1,404$49,342
Cherokee862$52,344
Frontenac3,438$63,449
Girard2,763$44,444
Mulberry450$35,000
Weir579$47,955

Pittsburg Public Libraries

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

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Pittsburg Hospitals

Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg Inc
(Non-profit)
1 Mt Carmel Way
(620) 231-6100

Pittsburg Public Schools

Geo E Nettels Elem
2012 South Homer
ZIP: 66762
(620) 235-3160
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
Lakeside Elem
709 South College
ZIP: 66762
(620) 235-3140
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Meadowlark Elementary
1602 East 20th
ZIP: 66762
(620) 235-3130
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Pittsburg High
1978 East 4th
ZIP: 66762
(620) 235-3200
High
Total Enrollment 903
Pittsburg Middle School
1310 N. Broadway
ZIP: 66762
(620) 235-3240
Middle
Total Enrollment 644
Westside Elem
430 West 5th
ZIP: 66762
(620) 235-3170
Primary
Total Enrollment 370

Pittsburg Private Schools

Countryside Christian School
1901 E 4th St
ZIP: 66762
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
St Mary's Elementary School
301 E 9th St
ZIP: 66762
Elementary
Total Enrollment 283
St Marys Colgan Jr/sr High School
212 E 9th St
ZIP: 66762
Secondary
Total Enrollment 258
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