Quick Facts

The Region

  • At the 2010 Census, there were 305,704 people residing in the city of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh twice named “America’s Most Livable City” (The Economist)
  • Among “Top 10 Cities for Job Growth in 2009? (Forbes)
  • A “Top Travel Destination for 2008? (Frommers)
  • The No 1 “Best City for Relocating Families” in the nation (Worldwide ERC) & the No. 1 “Best Place To Raise Children” in Pennsylvania (BusinessWeek)
  • No. 6 among the “Best U.S. City to Earn a Living” (Forbes)
  • One of 12 “Smart Cities” – urban areas that are doing “good green stuff” (Grist)
  • Ranked No. 10 “World’s Cleanest Cities” (Forbes)
  • Consistently among the top 5 locations for number of ‘green certified’ buildings in the nation
  • No. 3 “Top 25 U.S. Arts Destinations,” mid-sized city category (AmericanStyle)
  • Ranked No. 1 of seven “Adventure Cities” (National Geographic Adventure)
  • More than 20,000 jobs currently available in engineering, R&D, architecture, information technology, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, life sciences and more
  • A growing energy industry with strengths in seven strategic energy sectors, plus 800 firms supporting approximately 105,000 jobs and generating
  • $13.7 billion annually
  • A top receiver of National Institutes of Health R&D funding making us a center for medical innovations
  • A “Top 10 Tech Town” with 1,600 Information and Communications Technology firms, employing more than 28,000 people
  • A national leader in defense and security-related industries, including bioterrorism, cyber security, electro-optics and industrial security