Center on Race and Social Problems

Pittsburgh's Racial Demographics: Differences and Disparities (2007)

The Center’s June 2007 report, "Pittsburgh’s Racial Demographics: Differences and Disparities," is the most comprehensive study ever done on quality-of-life issues for multiple racial and ethnic groups in Pittsburgh—African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and Whites.

The data focus on family issues, education, economic conditions, intergroup relations, mental health, and criminal justice, and compare Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area to the United States.

The information in the report will go a long way toward helping us as a community to plot strategies, make policy decisions, and, in the process, potentially improve the quality of life for our fellow citizens, irrespective of race.

It is our hope to update this report every three years, particularly if the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (which is designed to replace the decennial census) produces regular, reliable data by race for cities, counties, and regions.

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