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Economic Development Contact

Dennis Davin, Director
Allegheny County Economic Development
One Chatham Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.350.1000
Fax: 412.642.2217
Toll-Free: 800.766.6888

County Chief Executive

The Honorable Rich Fitzgerald
Allegheny County
101 County Courthouse
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.350.6500
Fax: 412.350.4360

County Facts

  • 2012 Population: 1,229,338
  • Total Number of Municipalities: 130
  • County Seat: Pittsburgh
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 730.08
  • Water Area (sq. mi.): 15
  • 2012 Population Density (people per mile): 1,684.2
  • 2010 Birth Rate per 1,000: 10.5
  • 2012 Death Rate per 1,000: 11.0
  • 2012-2013 Elementary and Secondary School Enrollment:
    • Elementary Total: 79,853
    • Secondary Total: 71,762
  • 2011-2012 Public High School Graduates:
    • Total: 11,785
    • Post-secondary Placement Rate: 71.9%

Sources: Pennsylvania Abstract – A Statistical Fact Book, Pennsylvania State Data Center
US Census Bureau, PA Department of Education, Department of Health Bureau of Health Statistics

Largest Municipality

Pittsburgh: Population 309,302

Additional municipalities:

  • Bethel Park
  • McKeesport
  • Monroeville
  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Penn Hills
  • Plum Borough
  • Ross Township
  • Shaler

Top Private Employers

EMPLOYER PRODUCT(S) EMPLOYEES
UPMC Health System Health Care 42,900
University of Pittsburgh Higher Education 12,450
Giant Eagle Retail 12,000
Allegheny Health System Health Care 11,500
PNC Financial Services Group Financial Services 10,000
BNY Mellon Corp. Financial Services 7,600
Highmark Inc. Health Insurance 5,100
U. S. Steel Corporation Steel Manufacturing 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University Higher Education 4,500
Verizon Communications Inc. Telecommunications 3,750

Source: Allegheny County Department of Economic Development
Last Updated: July 8, 2013



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