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Pittsburg
Contra Costa County, California

ZipCodes
94565




Page Contents for Pittsburg, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Pittsburg is approximately 59,900 2001, 63264 2010.
The approximate number of families is 16,709 1990, 19527 2010.
The amount of land area in Pittsburg is 28.156 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.62 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pittsburg to Washington DC is 2546 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 41 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pittsburg is positioned 38.01 degrees north of the equator and 121.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

on the Sacramento River near the San Joaquin River in the central California Delta area. Nearby communities include Antioch, Collinsville, Oakley and Concord
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History & History Related Items

In 1839, the Mexican government granted almost 10,000 acres to Jose Antone Mesa and Miguel Jose Garcia. Pittsburg was part of a big land purchase in 1849. It was soon named New York of the Pacific. It is not known for sure, but the man who laid out the town, J.D. Stevenson, was a native of New York, and probably named it for his home town. It soon became known as New York Landing with much fishing and cannery operation. The name was changed again in 1903 when coal was discovered in the nearby hills. This time the name was Black Diamond. Finally, on February 11, 1911, after Columbia Geneva Steel opened, it was named Pittsburg, after the famous steel mill in the Pennsylvania town. Many of Pittsburg's residents have Italian heritage.
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Attractions

California Delta Chambers
1,000 miles of waterways
14900 W. Hwy 12, Suite C-2
Lodi, CA 95242

Home of the Pittsburg Seafood Festival
the single largest Festival in Contra Costa County held each year in September.
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Pittsburg City Government

The City of Pittsburg
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: 925-252-6900

Pittsburg Chamber

Pittsburg Chamber Of Commerce
2020 Railroad Ave
Pittsburg, CA94565
Phone: 925-432-7301
Fax: 925.427.5555
Email

Pittsburg Organizations

Pittsburg Chamber Of Commerce
2020 Railroad Ave
Pittsburg, CA94565
Phone: 925-432-7301
Fax: 925.427.5555
Email

Pittsburg Libraries

Bay Point Library
205 Pacifica Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565-2904
Phone: 925-458-2215


Pittsburg Public Library
80 Power Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565-3842
Phone: 925-427-8390

Pittsburg Schools

Mt Diablo Unified School District
205 Pacifica Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565-2904
Phone: 925-458-3216


Pittsburg Unified School District
2000 Railroad Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: 925-473-4000
Fax: 925-473-4273



HIGHER EDUCATION


Los Medanos College
2700 E Leland Rd
Pittsburg, CA 94565-5107
Phone: 925-439-2181 Pittsburg

Miscellany

The population of Pittsburg was:
1970 - 20,651
1980 - 33,465
1990 - 47,607
2000 - 56,769
2001 - 59,900

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