Population of 370,000 in the city limits and 1.3 million including the counties.
Unemployment rate is 6.9% which is well below the national average of 8.7%.
Crime rate is 1.5% below the national average.
15 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in city.
34 colleges and universities located in Pittsburgh.
Average of 3.9 million tourists travel to Pittsburgh per year.
#1 city in America for green commercial real estate.
PNC Bank is building brand new 850,000sq ft LEED certified (green) building in downtown Pittsburgh.
Business Week magazine rank Pittsburgh the 6th strongest U.S. housing market (September 2009).
Moody's stated that Pittsburgh is among the 5 U.S. markets expected to fare best in 2010 (December 2009).
National Association of Realtors reports that Pittsburgh median home sales rose 9% from February 2009 through February 2010. The national average was negative 2% (March 2010). It should be mentioned that in the first quarter of 2011 Pittsburgh median home sales prices rose 3%..
Zillow.com ranks Pittsburgh the best city in America to buy forclosed homes (January 2010)
Forbes.com ranks Pittsburgh the #1 most livable city in America (March 2010)
Bloomberg Business Week ranks Pittsburgh the #4 most improved housing market (June 2010)
Bloomberg Business Week ranks Pittsburgh amng America's strongest housing markets projected through 2014 (October 2010)
CNBC ranks Pittsburgh PA the #1 city in America to move to (October 2010)
Buesiness Times states that while other housing market home prices are at all time lows, Pittsburgh is experiencing median home price increases (May 2011)
The Street.com ranks Pittsburgh among the top 5 cities unafected by the bad economy (May 2011)
(figures from www.city-data.com and quickfacts.census.gov)
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