|• Total||3.61 sq mi (9.35 km2)|
|• Land||3.60 sq mi (9.33 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||394 ft (120 m)|
|• Density||1,200/sq mi (460/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1344152|
Pittsburg is a city and the county seat of Camp County, Texas, United States. Best known as the former home of the giant poultry producer Pilgrim's and the home of racing legend Carroll Shelby, Pittsburg is also the birthplace of Cavender's Boot City. In 1902, it was the site of an early flight attempt by the Ezekiel Air Ship Mfg Co. With a 2020 census-tabulated population of 4,335, it is the most populous city in Camp County.
The city is named after the family of William Harrison Pitts. In 1996, the town changed its name to "Cowboys" for a few weeks in support of the Dallas Cowboys, who faced the Pittsburgh Steelers that year in Super Bowl XXX.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Pittsburg has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (NH)||1,080||24.91%|
|Native American or Alaska Native (NH)||6||0.14%|
|Pacific Islander (NH)||5||0.12%|
|Some Other Race (NH)||9||0.21%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,524||35.16%|
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,347 people, 1,593 households, 150 rental apartments, and 1,056 families in the city. The population density was 1,301.9 people per square mile (502.5/km2). There were 1,779 housing units at an average density of 532.8 per square mile (205.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 54.50% White, 27.97% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 15.76% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 23.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the 2020 United States census, its population was 4,335; according to the American Community Survey in 2020, 34.3% of the population was non-Hispanic white, 30.9% Black or African American, 0.2% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.8% multiracial, and 32.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race. These statistics reflected nationwide demographic trends of diversification.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $24,789, and the median income for a family was $28,398. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,882. 27.7% of the population and 23.8% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 38.8% of those under the age of 18 and 14.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. In 2020, the median household income grew to $48,340.
The 1980-1981 Pittsburg Pirates won the 3A UIL Football State Championship 13-2 Against Van Vleck
- Barbara Smith Conrad, opera singer (Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera Company)
- Louie Gohmert, politician, Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's 1st congressional district
- Mildred Fay Jefferson, first black woman graduate from Harvard Medical School and national pro-life leader
- Homer Jones, professional football wide receiver (New York Giants and Cleveland Browns)
- Frank P. Lockhart, who served as US Consul General and Counsellor in China.
- Ernie McAnally, professional baseball player, Montreal Expos 1971–1974
- Ken Reeves (American football), offensive tackle for Texas A&M University and NFL's Philadelphia Eagles (1985–1989) and Cleveland Browns (1990)
- Carroll Shelby, racing and automotive designer and former driver
- Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, founder of Pilgrim's Pride, largest poultry and egg producer in USA
- Dave Abernathy, Mayor of Pittsburg, Texas for 52 consecutive years.
- Kendall Wright, wide receiver for Baylor and NFL's Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears
- Jeremy Loyd, LineBacker for Iowa State University and NFL's St. Louis Rams
- Koe Wetzel, Country/Southern Rock singer
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