Mobility Trends in Pittsburgh
An easy commute is hard to come by in the Pittsburgh region. Traffic delays are longer, transit use lags and... More
A Question of Learning
Scientists work to make computers more effective teachers As a digital revolution changes classrooms across the region and country, one key... More
In recent years, U.S. education has seen an increasing emphasis on standardized testing. Running parallel to those trends, however, is... More
High school graduation rates are improving in southwestern Pennsylvania overall. Yet, in a handful of districts, nearly a third or... More
The racial and ethnic demographics of southwestern Pennsylvania are changing, just as they are across the nation. The share of... More
Air Quality Trends
The days when Pittsburgh earned the reputation as the “Smokey City” may be long gone, but the quality of the... More
The environmental ethic among southwestern Pennsylvanians is complex, data reported in the Pittsburgh Regional Environmental survey suggest. They do not,... More
Infant Mortality Trends
Infant mortality remains a serious public health issue in the region, nation and around the world. Local data, however, is... More
Combined Sewage Overflow
Abundant annual rainfall leaves southwestern Pennsylvania in a fortunate position as much of the world grapples with the prospect of... More
Because individuals and specific occupations can get lost in indicators like our data on average annual and average quarterly wage rates, we are publishing average annual wages from the Bureau...
Pittsburgh’s average Composite Cost of Living Index for the third quarter of 2016 was 95.7, below the benchmark average of 106.2. Transportation costs in the Pittsburgh region were the third-highest among...
Metropolitan Pitsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.9 percent from November 2015 to November 2016. During that period, the seven-county region added 12,000 people to the labor force but only 900 jobs. Within...