The Pittsburgh metro area encompasses seven counties in western Pennsylvania, and is the largest populated area in the Ohio River Valley. Also referred to as the Steel City, it is the second most populated statistical area in the State of Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh has a thriving industrial economy due not only to its steel related businesses, but also to the multiple other industries that have developed within the city. The wealth derived from these industries has placed it third in the country in corporate headquarters employment, and second in U.S. stockholders per capita. Despite the fact that the city saw significant population decreases in the late 20th century, over the past couple of years the population of Pittsburgh has been steadily on the rise, with indications that this trend will continue.
Total Population: 2,353,045
- Foreign Born - 74,448
- Language Spoken at Home - 114,252