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Pittsburg
Pittsburg
Texas
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Pittsburg is a city located in Camp County, Texas.

As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 4,497. It is the county seat of Camp County. It is 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 Cavenders Boot City. It is also the hometown of Tennessee Titan Kendall Wright. In 1902, it was the site of an early flight attempt by the Ezekiel Air Ship Mfg Co.

Name
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.

Geography
Pittsburg is located at 32°59'49" North, 94°58'5" West (32.997029, -94.968044).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all land.

Climate
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.

Demographics

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 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.

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It look age friendly to me.
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havent been here long enough to tell
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We have good food and entertainment programs for seniors thanks to God's Closet. However our nursing home here leaves a lot to be desired.
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Our community holds events such as a small festival downtown once a year with little carnival rides, concession stands and food vendors so all members of the community can socialize and have a great time interacting at any age. This community is caring and giving to people in need and holds many functions through churches and donation centers for clothes, food, school supplies etc...

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How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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