Pittsburg is a city and the county seat of Camp County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 4,497. 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.
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.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.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,347 people (5100 as a present estimate), 1,593 households (4530 as a present estimate), 150 rental apartments, 1,056 families living in the city, 25 Protestant churches, and 1 Catholic. The population density was 1,301.9 people per square mile (502.5/km2). There were 1,779 housing units at an average density of 532.8 per square mile (205.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
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