Pittsburg California

About Pittsburg

Pittsburg is a city located in eastern Contra Costa County, California, which is the outer portion of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The area has a warm Mediterranean Climate. The city was incorporated on June 25, 1903.

According to the 2000 United States Census, there were 56,769 people, 17,741 households, and 13,483 families living in the city. The population density was 3,639.0 people per square mile. The median income for a household in the city was $50,557. The median income for a family was $54,472. The per capita income for the city was $18,241.

The city is currently in the process of redeveloping the downtown area. A new Marina Master Plan is under development along the waterfront. The Pittsburg Library of the Contra Costa County Library is located in Pittsburg.

The top ten employers in the city are Pittsburg Unified School District, USS-POSCO Industries, Los Medanos College, Dow Chemical College, City of Pittsburg, Mi Pueblo Foods, Angelica, Ramar Foods, Wal-Mart, and Winco Foods.

The city has an extensive history of coal mining and industrial development since the late 1800’s, with USS-POSCO Industries and Dow Chemical Company maintaining substantial plants in Pittsburg.

The culture in the city consists of museums and shopping centers. The area is/was home to many notable famous residents as well. The area is home to many media outlets, notable famous residents, and monuments. For more information about restaurants, shopping centers, local retail stores, check your local directory.


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