Pittsburg, Kansas

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Pittsburg, Kansas
Aerial view of downtown Pittsburg (2017)
Aerial view of downtown Pittsburg (2017)
Location within Crawford County and Kansas
Location within Crawford County and Kansas
KDOT map of Crawford County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°24′39″N 94°42′18″W / 37.41083°N 94.70500°W / 37.41083; -94.70500Coordinates: 37°24′39″N 94°42′18″W / 37.41083°N 94.70500°W / 37.41083; -94.70500[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyCrawford
Founded1876
Incorporated1880
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorJeremy Johnson [2]
 • City ManagerDaron Hall [3]
Area
 • Total12.90 sq mi (33.41 km2)
 • Land12.80 sq mi (33.15 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation945 ft (288 m)
Population
 • Total20,233
 • Estimate 
(2016)[6]
20,366
 • Density1,600/sq mi (610/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66762
Area code620
FIPS code20-56025 [1]
GNIS ID469594 [1]
Websitepittks.org

Pittsburg is a city in Crawford County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is in Southeast Kansas near the Missouri state border. It is the biggest city in Crawford County and southeast Kansas. In 2010, 20,233 people lived there.[7]

Geography[change | change source]

Pittsburg is at 37°24′37″N 94°41′59″W / 37.410320°N 94.699816°W / 37.410320; -94.699816.[8] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 12.90 square miles (33.41 km2). Of that, 12.80 square miles (33.15 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.[4] Pittsburg is in the Ozark Highlands region. That region is a mix of prairie and forests.

It is 90 miles (140 km) west of Springfield, Missouri, 124 miles (200 km) south of Kansas City, Missouri, and 137 miles (220 km) northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880624
18906,697973.2%
190010,11251.0%
191014,75545.9%
192018,05222.3%
193018,1450.5%
194017,571−3.2%
195019,34110.1%
196018,678−3.4%
197020,1718.0%
198018,770−6.9%
199017,775−5.3%
200019,2438.3%
201020,2335.1%
Est. 201620,366[6]0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census[5] says that there were 20,233 people, 8,142 households, and 4,087 families living in Pittsburg.

Government[change | change source]

The Pittsburg government has a mayor and four commissioners. The commission meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm.[9][3]

Media[change | change source]

The Pittsburg Morning Sun is the main newspaper in Pittsburg. It is published five days per week.[10][11] In addition, Pittsburg State University publishes a weekly student newspaper, the Collegio.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Pittsburg, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. Pittsburg - City Commissioners
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pittsburg - Government
  4. 4.0 4.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  8. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. Pittsburg - Directory of Public Officials
  10. (24 March 2017). Morning Sun to move to five day schedule, Morning Sun
  11. "Record Details - Pittsburg Morning Sun". Kansas Press Association. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  12. "PSU Collegio". Mondo Times. Retrieved 2011-12-17.

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