The Hill is the historic and cultural center of Pittsburgh’s African-American community. By the 1940s and 1950s, many of the neighborhood’s buildings had become worn out due to overcrowding and age. Today, the Hill District is still struggling to recover from the devastation wrought by mortgage redlining, out-migration, disinvestment, and urban renewal. Sections of the Hill District are still physically separated from Downtown by large expanses of parking lots and a 1960s-era depressed highway.
race / ethnicity
Despite significant population decline, the Bedford Dwellings/Middle Hill Neighborhood still retains its history as a largely African American neighborhood.
age / gender
The Bedford Dwellings / Middle Hill Neighborhood has a lower percentage of residents under the age of 39 compared to the City of Pittsburgh.