"If the jobs are filled by people who commute into the city and obviously all of this income disappears from the city, and so most of these people of course are the definition of being a free rider."
Michael Davidsson, who conducted the study earlier this year, says this is not good for the city of Pittsburg.65% of the people who work in Pittsburg, regardless of how much their job pays, commute. City manager Daren Hall believes it has to do with lack of housing.
"They're not living here because we don't have the housing stock that they want to live in."
Even the city planner commutes.
"We were looking for 6 or 7 acres to live on out in the country, and within the city of pittsburg we didn't have anything, there was nothing currently like that," says city planner Troy Graham.
But hall says the city is progressively working to fix the problem.
KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
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