CF Insights asks a very simple but important question: "What if each community foundation could know what all community foundations collectively know?" This collection features research produced and funded by community foundations, and other resources relevant to the field. Contact us at cfinsights@candid.org and visit us at cfinsights.candid.org.

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Pittsburgh's Racial Demographics 2015: Differences and Disparities

January 13, 2015

This report provides indicators of quality of life by race and ethnicity for the Pittsburgh area and the nation. Data are provided for four groups (Whites, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics) and for four geographic areas (city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area [MSA], and the U.S.). The Pittsburgh MSA consists of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The most recent data available for the Pittsburgh area and the nation were used in this report.

Driven to Spend: Pumping Dollars Out of Our Households and Communities

June 1, 2005

This report examines the impacts of transportation spending on households in the 28 metro areas for which the federal government collects expenditure data and of rising gas prices on both households and regional economies. It finds that households in regions that have invested in public transportation reap financial benefits from having access to affordable mobility options, even as gas prices rise, and that regions with public transit are losing less per household from the increase in gas prices than those without transit options.