Pittsburgh, PA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 163,366 housing units in Pittsburgh. This represents a 4% decline from 170,159 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 163,366 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Pittsburgh is about 52.1%. Pittsburgh's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 12%. Average household size is 2.17 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Pittsburgh were built after 1939.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.10%
One Bedroom21.40%
Two Bedrooms31.80%
Three Bedrooms30.90%
Four Bedrooms8.40%
Five Bedrooms or more4.30%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.4
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$59,700
Median Price asked for vacant units$44,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.91
Median year structure was built1947
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$370

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage6.40%
Home Equity Loan8.10%
Simple Mortgage43.10%
Debt Free42%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.9%