- Pittsburg, Texas
official_name = Pittsburg, Texas
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area_total_km2 = 8.7
area_land_km2 = 8.6
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 3.3
area_land_sq_mi = 3.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 4347
population_density_km2 = 502.7
population_density_sq_mi = 1301.9
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 120
elevation_ft = 394
latd = 32 |latm = 59 |lats = 49 |latNS = N
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Pittsburg is a city located in
Camp County, Texas. As of the 2000census, the city had a total population of 4,347. It is the county seatof Camp CountyGR|6. It is best known as the home of the giant poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride.
Pittsburg is located at 32°59'49" North, 94°58'5" West (32.997029, -94.968044)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.7 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.7 km²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there are 4,347 people (5100 as a present estimate), 1,593 households (4530 as a present estimate), 150 rental apartments, 1,056 families residing in the city, 25 Protestant churches, 1 Catholic, and 1 Synagogue. The population densityis 1,301.9 people per square mile (502.5/km²). There are 1,779 housing units at an average density of 532.8/sq mi (205.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 54.50% White, 27.97% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 15.76% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 23.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,593 households out of which 34.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% are married couples living together, 19.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.24.
In the city the population is spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $24,789, and the median income for a family is $28,398. Males have a median income of $28,750 versus $20,042 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city is $14,882. 27.7% of the population and 23.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 38.8% of those under the age of 18 and 14.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Pittsburg is located in the geographic center of northeast Texas in the I-30 corridor, on US Highway 271 and SH 11, ten minutes south of I-30 and forty-five miles from I-20.
The City of Pittsburg is served by the
Pittsburg Independent School District.
* [http://www.pittsburgtexas.com Official] City Web Site - http://www.pittsburgtexas.com/
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