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Pittsburg, California

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Location of Pittsburg within California
Location of Pittsburg within California
Coordinates: 38°0′54″N 121°53′33″W / 38.015, -121.8925
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa
Area
 - Total 16.8 sq mi (43.6 km²)
 - Land 15.6 sq mi (40.4 km²)
 - Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km²)  7.25%
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 56,769
 - Density 3,639.0/sq mi (1,405.0/km²)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
94565 code, Postcode, Post code, Postal code... --> 94565
Area code(s) 925
FIPS code 06-57456
GNIS feature ID 1659783

Pittsburg is a city located in north central Contra Costa County, California, the outer portion of the East Bay / San Francisco Bay Area. Pittsburg was at one time a common spelling of the city now always written as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Contra_Costa_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Pittsburg_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Contra Costa County is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 925 in red In the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), area code 925 is an area code that covers parts of the Bay Area, California. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Contra Costa County is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ...

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History and Area

Pittsburg was founded in 1839 and first called New York Landing, and then Black Diamond before citizens voted on "Pittsburg" on February 11th, 1911, in honor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to its relation with the steel building industry first established by the Columbia Steel Company. The original townsite fronts on the Sacramento River Delta, reflecting its origins as a deep water channel river port. (As of January 1, 2007, new state legislation will enable the city to manage its own riverfront for commercial development and susequent port operations). is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ...


Since the early 1900s, the city has grown inland to the south, then spread east and west along California State Route 4, now a freeway carrying resident commuters to jobs in the San Francisco Bay-Oakland Region. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,602. The City has extensive history of coal mining and industrial development since the late 1800s with USS-POSCO Industries (a joint venture with Pohang Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. of South Korea) and Dow Chemical corporations maintaining large, substantial plants, located in Pittsburg. JUNCTION POSTMILE I-80 CC 0. ... Interstate 80 (Eastshore Freeway) in Berkeley, California: a typical American freeway (MUTCD definition) A freeway, also known as a highway, superhighway, autoroute, autobahn, autostrada, dual carriageway, expressway, Autosnelweg or motorway, depending on the country of discussion, is a type of road designed for safer high-speed operation of motor vehicles... In quantum Mechanics, we define: [A,B]=AB-BA If [A,B]=0, then we say A, B is commute. ...


Pittsburg is also home of Los Medanos College, a two-year community college and Pittsburg High School, a public high school serving grades from 9-12. The Contra Costa Community College District was established by a vote of the people on December 14, 1948. With boundaries roughly those of Contra Costa County, the district covers 686 square miles, making it one of the largest college districts in California. It serves and is supported by approximately 775,480 residents of Contra Costa County. Reaching back 132 years into the Mexican heritage of Contra Costa County and to the heyday of its vast rancheros, the members of the Governing Board decided to name the districts third campus Los Medanos College. The name is derived from that of the Rancho Los Medanos, among the last of the huge land grants made by the Mexican Government during its sovereignty over California from 1821 to 1846; Los Medanos, loosely translated from Spanish, means The Sand Dunes. In the spring semester of 1974, Los Medanos College opened its doors to the 1974 graduating classes of Liberty Union High, Antioch High, Pittsburg High, Pacifica High, Clayton Valley High, and Concord High School. Of equal importance, and perhaps in greater numbers, it attracted adults of all ages from a section of central and the entire eastern portion of Contra Costa County. Los Medanos College is a two-year community college located in Pittsburg in Contra Costa County, California. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California is a suburban school serving all of Pittsburg. ... The Contra Costa Community College District is an association of publicly supported colleges in California, including Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College, and Contra Costa College. ...


Pittsburg is no longer a city divided. Clean, safe suburbs lie to the north and south of California State Route 4. The city has enjoyed continued residential redevelopment growth to the north, as well as ongoing construction of major subdivisions in the southwest hills. The city is currently in the process of redeveloping the downtown business district. The [Black Diamond Project will provide welcome services to the growing population of residents on the north side. JUNCTION POSTMILE I-80 CC 0. ...


Pittsburg has two public high schools which are Pittsburg High School, also known as Pittsburg High, with a total of over 3000 students; the other high school is Riverside High School. Riverside High is a school teaching grades 4-12, with over 400 students. The Public Junior high schools in Pittsburg are Hillview Junior High School, Central Junior High School, and Riverview Middle School. Some of the students that go to Riverview Middle School also go to Riverside High School, although the majority attend Mt. Diablo High in the neighboring city of Concord. The Public elementary schools in Pittsburg include Willow Cove Elementary School, Parkside Elementary Schol, Stoneman Elementary School, Los Medanos Elementary School, Heights Elementary School, Foothill Elementary School, and Highlands elementary school. There are two private schools in Pittsburg; the Christian Center and School of Saint Peter Martyr. The public middle and elementary schools currently require students to wear uniforms, similar to those worn by the private schools. Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California is a suburban school serving all of Pittsburg. ...


The city is currently in the process of redeveloping the older downtown part of the city to increase business presence and reduce crime. Through its extensive redevelopment activities, the city's Old Downtown Corridor, renamed "Old Town Pittsburg," has promoted business investment and construction development through its active Redevelopment Agency which enhances business, commercial and residential growth while promoting the eradication of blight, and reducing violent crimes in the community. As a result of this investment by the city, a number of new mixed-use residential and commercial projects are under construction north of State Route 4.


A new Marina Master Plan is under development along Pittsburg's waterfront which will include a pedestrian promenade to be completed in Summer 2007 along with subsequent commercial and hotel construction and development planned in 2008. The Pittsburg Delta View Golf Course, now a city-run facility, has a back nine that was designed by Alastair MacKenzie, the architect who designed the Augusta National Golf Course where the Masters championship is held.


Pittsburg has also planned an extension of the existing Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) rapid transit system, which includes a BART station at Railroad Avenue, designed for construction by 2010. A Civic Center Master Plan is being undertaken by the city to promote transit-oriented and mixed-use development opportunities to coincide with the construction of the new BART station adjacent to the current Civic Center. Pittsburg currently has one BART station, the Pittsburg/Bay Point stop located in West Pittsburg. Bart can refer to: A diminutive of Bartholomew Barts is the frequently used abbreviation for St Bartholomews Hospital in the City of London. ... Platforms Island Parking Monthly Reserved, Daily Fee ($1), Extended Weekend, Midday ($1), Carpool ($5), Long Term Bicycle facilities 20 Lockers Other information Opened 1996 Accessible Pittsburg/Bay Point is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in the town of Bay Point, California. ...


Notable Natives/Residents

Edward James Eddie Hart (born April 24, 1949) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Marvin Burke, born March 15, 1918 is a former NASCAR driver from Pittsburg, California. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ... The Mob Figaz are a Bay Area rap group consisting of AP.9, Fed X, Rydah J. Klyde, Husalah and The Jacka. ... Aaron Wade Miles (born December 15, 1976 in Pittsburg, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the St. ... Antioch is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ... D.J. Williams (born July 20, 1982 in Pittsburg, California) is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. // Williams played high school football at Californias De La Salle High School. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... De La Salle High School is a private, Catholic, all-boys school in Concord, California, United States. ... Regan Upshaw (born August 12, 1975 in Berrien Springs, Michigan) is a retired American football lineman who played in the National Football League between 1996 and 2004. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo... Shaunard Harts (born August 4, 1978) is a former safety in the NFL. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2001-2004. ... Joseph Peter Tafoya (born September 6, 1978) is an American football player who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... The Filipino American (Fil-Am for short) community is the largest Asian American group in the United States and the largest Southeast Asian American group. ... Derek Basco (August 29, 1970, Pittsburg, California) is an American film and television actor of Filipino heritage. ... Darion Basco is an actor who has appeared in several television series in guest-starring roles. ... Dante Basco (sometimes Danté Basco) (born August 29, 1975) is an American actor. ... Dion Basco (January 29, 1977, Pittsburg, California) is an American film and television actor of Filipino heritage. ...

Demographics

As of the ,censusGR2 of 2000, there were 56,769 people, 17,741 households, and 13,483 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,405.0/km² (3,639.0/mi²). There were 18,300 housing units at an average density of 452.9/km² (1,173.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 36.53% White, 25.89% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 12.65% Asian, 0.86% Pacific Islander, 16.11% from other races, and 7.22% from two or more races. 32.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 17,741 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.59. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $50,557, and the median income for a family was $54,472. Males had a median income of $39,111 versus $31,396 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,241. About 8.7% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

Coordinates: 38.015021° N 121.892491° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

  • http://www.ccclib.org/locations/pittsburg.html Pittsburg Library's official website

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Pittsburg, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (486 words)
Pittsburg is a city located in north central Contra Costa County, California.
It was founded in 1839 and went through a series of names before citizens voted on "Pittsburg" on February 11th, 1911, in honor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Since then, the city has grown inland to the south, then spread east and west along California State Route 4, now a freeway carrying resident commuters to jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Pittsburg Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Contra Costa County, California (696 words)
Pittsburg is a community deeply rooted in its past but with its eyes focused clearly on the future.
Pittsburg is directly linked by roadways, highways, boats and trains to larger, more metropolitan cities such as San Francisco and Oakland, making commuting in and out of town for work or to attend a major area attraction a simple task each and every day of the year.
Pittsburg residents enjoy the best of both worlds by remaining connected to the hustle and bustle of big city life while managing to reside in the many charming neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, white picket fences and family-owned corner markets.
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