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Pittsburg, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Pittsburg, Texas
Coordinates: 32°59′49″N 94°58′5″W / 32.99694°N 94.96806°W / 32.99694; -94.96806
Country United States
State Texas
County Camp
 - Total 3.3 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 - Land 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,347
 - Density 1,301.9/sq mi (502.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75686
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-57908[1]
GNIS feature ID 1344152[2]

Pittsburg is a city located in Camp County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,347. It is the county seat of Camp County.[3] It is best known as the home of the giant poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride and the home of racing legend Carroll Shelby. Pittsburg is also the Birth Place of Cavenders Boot City.



The city is named for the family of William Harrison Pitts.[4]


Pittsburg is located at 32°59'49" North, 94°58'5" West (32.997029, -94.968044).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.7 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.7 km²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000,[1] there are 4,347 people (5100 as a present estimate), 1,593 households (4530 as a present estimate), 150 rental apartments, 1,056 families residing in the city, 25 Protestant churches, and 1 Catholic. The population density is 1,301.9 people per square mile (502.5/km²). There are 1,779 housing units at an average density of 532.8/sq mi (205.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,593 households out of which 34.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% are married couples living together, 19.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.24.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $24,789, and the median income for a family is $28,398. Males have a median income of $28,750 versus $20,042 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,882. 27.7% of the population and 23.8% of families are 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 are living below the poverty line.

Pittsburg is located in the geographic center of northeast Texas in the I-30 corridor, on US Highway 271 and SH 11, ten minutes south of I-30 and forty-five miles from I-20.


The City of Pittsburg is served by the Pittsburg Independent School District.

Notable people

  • Barbara Smith Conrad, opera singer (Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera Company)[6]
  • Louie Gohmert, politician, and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's 1st congressional district
  • Homer Jones, professional football wide receiver (New York Giants and Cleveland Browns)
  • Basil Mitchell, professional football running back (Green Bay Packers)
  • Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, businessman; founder, chairman, and principal owner of Pilgrim's Pride
  • Ken Reeves, (b. October 4, 1961; Texas A&M), professional football tackle & guard (1985-1990; Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns)[7]
  • Carroll Shelby, racing and automotive designer and former racing driver
  • Gene Warrick, owner/creator Pittsburg Hot Links


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ Pittsburg from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  6. ^ "Finding Her Voice". - Harlem Opera Theater. - (Microsoft Word *.DOC document)
  7. ^ *Ken Reeves at

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Coordinates: 32°59′49″N 94°58′5″W / 32.99694°N 94.96806°W / 32.99694; -94.96806
Country United States
State Texas
county Camp County
Settled 1855
 - Mayor Shawn Kennington
 - City Manager Jim Blanchard
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,347

Pittsburg is a city in the American state of Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,347.

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