Combined Sewage Overflow
Abundant annual rainfall leaves southwestern Pennsylvania in a fortunate position as much of the world grapples with the prospect of... More
Poverty remains a stubborn problem for most regions in the United States and southwestern Pennsylvania is no exception. The rate... More
Regional Housing Trends
More southwestern Pennsylvanians have been able to find housing that fits their budgets in the past decade, despite steadily rising... More
Property and violent crime rates reported in the seven-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area have, for the most part, steadily decreased... More
Regional Energy Use
In a region where coal was once king, nearly half of the electricity consumed today is generated from non-carbon sources.... More
The Road to Sustainability
In a region conceived around the principles of sustainability, clean, healthy air is an undisputed staple. Southwestern Pennsylvania is not... More
Local Household Income Rises
Household income rose in southwestern Pennsylvania last year, but regional gains fell short of the record increase seen across the... More
Regional Wages Fall
The average weekly wage plummeted in southwestern Pennsylvania during the first quarter of the year driven by steep reductions in... More
The Right Thing To Do
For the next 10 to 12 years, The Pittsburgh Foundation will re-organize its grantmaking around a new operating principle, 100... More
The Seattle metropolitan region led all other regions in the most recent 12-month period with an housing appreciation rate of 12.23 percent; Pittsburgh ranked twelfth at 4.07 percent, below the...
The seven-county Pittsburgh region’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate of 6 percent remained unchanged from September. Over the 12-month period from October 2015 to October 2016, the rate increased 1...
Crime rates in the Pittsburgh MSA tend to be lower than those in most of our benchmark regions. In 2015, the Pittsburgh MSA ranked as the safest metro area among...