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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
City
City of Pittsburgh
Clockwise from top: Pittsburgh skyline; Carnegie Mellon University; PNC Park; Duquesne Incline; Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh
Flag of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Flag
Coat of arms of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): City of Bridges, Steel City,
City of Champions, The 'Burgh
Motto(s): Benigno Numine
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state ofPennsylvania.
Pittsburgh is located in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
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Location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 79°58′35″WCoordinates40°26′23″N 79°58′35″W
Country  United States of America
State  Pennsylvania
County  Allegheny
Founded November 27, 1758
Municipal incorporation April 16, 1771 (Township)
April 22, 1794 (Borough)
March 18, 1816 (City)
Founded by George Washington,
General John Forbes
Named for "The Great Commoner": Prime Minister William Pitt
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Bill Peduto (D)
 • City Council
Councilmembers[show]
 • State House
Representatives[show]
 • State Senate Wayne D. Fontana (D)
Jay Costa (D)
Randy Vulakovich (R)
 • U.S. House Mike Doyle (D)
Area[1]
 • City 58.35 sq mi (151.12 km2)
 • Land 55.38 sq mi (143.42 km2)
 • Water 2.97 sq mi (7.69 km2)  4.8%
 • Metro 5,343 sq mi (13,840 km2)
Highest elevation 1,370 ft (420 m)
Lowest elevation 710 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City 305,704
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 303,625
 • Rank US: 63rd
 • Density 5,482.97/sq mi (2,116.98/km2)
 • Urban 1,733,853 (US: 27th)
 • Metro 2,360,867 (US: 22nd)
 • CSA 2,659,937 (US: 20th)
 • GMP $131.3 billion (23rd)
Demonym(s) Pittsburgher, Yinzer
Time zone Eastern Standard Time(UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight Time(UTC−4)
ZIP Code
33 total ZIP codes:[show]
Area code(s) 412724878
FIPS code 42-61000
GNIS feature ID 1213644
Expressways I-279.svg I-376.svg I-579.svg PA-28.svg PA-65.svg
Waterways Ohio River,
Monongahela River,
Allegheny River,
Chartiers Creek,
Saw Mill Run,
Becks Run
Street's Run
Transit Port Authority Transit
Rail Penn Station
Capitol LimitedPennsylvanian
Website PittsburghPA.gov