While there is only one Pittsburgh, there are in fact many Pittsburgs. In the first of a series, we take a look at how our ‘Burgh stacks up against our similarly named brethren in a number of categories both relevant and arbitrary.

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Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburg, CA

305,412 residents (U.S. Census 2014 estimate) 68,140 residents (U.S. Census 2014 estimate)
Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet Located where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meet
Founded November 27, 1758 Settled in 1839
Incorporated March 18, 1816 Incorporated June 25, 1903
Named after William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham Named after Pittsburg(h), PA
Formerly known as “Fort Du Quesne,” “Fort Pitt,” “Pittsborough,” “Pittsburg.” Formerly known as “New York of the Pacific,” “New York Landing,” “Black Diamond.”
Mount Washington Mount Diablo
Coal and steel Coal and steel
Humid continental climate Mediterranean climate
An unpretentious city that can be both stifling and inspiring.” A hella cool town in Norcal.”
Hometown of Zachary Quinto, Star Trek’s Spock Hometown of Richard Poe, Star Trek’s Gul Evek
UFOs over Pittsburgh UFOs over Pittsburg
The horses of Pittsburgh, PA The horses of Pittsburg, CA
Las Palmas: “The tacos here are absolutely amazing.” Las Palmas: “It is what it is.”
Urban dogsledding Kiteboarding
Medical marijuana: Recently legalized in select forms (smoking and edible sales prohibited); to take effectwithin 18 to 24 months. Medical marijuana: Delivered to your door.