Racial & Ethnic Diversity of Counties


The demographic portrait of the seven-county Pittsburgh region’s population is becoming less white and more diverse, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

From 2010 to 2015, Allegheny County’s Hispanic population grew 28.2 percent to 24,616 residents, and the county’s Asian population increased 27.7 percent to 44,584 people. Conversely, Allegheny County’s African American population increased just 1.1 percent, and the county’s white population declined 1.4 percent.

Despite the large percentage increases among Hispanic and Asian residents, both groups still represent a relatively small percentage of Allegheny County’s population — 2 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively.

To view how Pittsburgh’s demographics compare against other benchmark regions, click here.


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Data Source(s):

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program