Your race is part of your identity and will more often than not shape how you experience life in America, in Pittsburgh, in your neighborhood, your workplace and beyond. The Census Bureau gathers racial demographic information to understand the American population and experience. The numbers collected tell a story.

Below, you’ll see we have put several indicators of economic status by race. We represent white, Black, Asian and Latino in the graphics because they are the largest groups in Pittsburgh. We have not displayed the city’s multiracial population because — although more than 3 percent of people in Pittsburgh identify as multiracial and that population is growing — the subgroups are likely to be perceived drastically different from one another. We will include what we know about the multiracial group as a whole in notes under each graphic.

People who identify as multiracial comprise 3.2% of Pittsburgh’s population; roughly 40% of the multiracial population is Black and white.

Percentages displayed do not equal 100 percent due to rounding and other races.

(Dear readers, we understand that people’s skin tones vary widely. In the interest of providing you an understandable graphic, we felt this was the best way to depict it versus using non-human colors. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to


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