Pittston, PA

Pittston profile

Living in Pittston

Pittston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,802 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Pittston is the 171st largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Pittston was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Pittston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pittston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pittston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pittston who work in office and administrative support (17.64%), sales jobs (8.81%), and management occupations (7.86%).

The citizens of Pittston are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.80% of adults in Pittston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Pittston in 2018 was $22,412, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,648 for a family of four. However, Pittston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pittston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pittston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pittston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pittston include Irish, Italian, Polish, German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Pittston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.