Six Sensational Facts About Pittsburgh


There are many facts about the city of Pittsburgh that you may find interesting. It’s slogan: “Pittsburgh. Mighty. Beautiful.” lends credence to its history in industrial steel production. From the late 19th century, much of the steel that helped build some of the largest structures in America came from Pittsburgh. Today, the city is a leader in robotics, new tech, and medicine. Read on to see six other Pittsburgh facts you may not have known:

6 Pittsburgh Facts

    1. Pittsburgh is known as the Steel City because it contains over 300 steel-related businesses 446 steel bridges. (source)
    1. The polio vaccine was invented in Pittsburgh by Dr. Salk at the University of Pittsburgh. (source)
    1. Canton avenue located in Pittsburgh is the steepest street in the US and possibly the world angled at 37 degrees. (source)
    1. Allegheny County (the county in which Pittsburgh is located) has the highest graduation rates of all large-sized counties in the entire US. (source) In Pittsburgh, 95% of adults 25 years and older have a high school diploma or equivalent.
    1. Looking to have a good time with friends? You won’t have to go far, Pittsburgh has the most bars per person in the entire country. (source) The city boasts 12 bars per 10,000 people.
    1. Pittsburgh is home to the Andy Warhol Museum. (source) It is the largest single-artist museum in the entire country.

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