Introduction to Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland county, is 25 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city, which is conveniently located inside the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, has an estimated 15,889 residents.

Greensburg History

An inn was established in Greensburg after the end of the Revolutionary War. Gradually, a community developed around this inn and came to be known as "Newtown". The Seneca Indians raided the region in 1782 destroying Hannastown, which was the seat of Westmoreland County. Consequently, Newtown became the county seat in 1785. The Westmoreland County Courthouse was established on land purchased from two residents of Newtown, William Jack and Christopher Truby. The area around the courthouse was named "Greensburg" in honor of General Nathaniel Greene, a Revolutionary War hero. Greensburg was officially incorporated in 1799.

Greensburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Westmoreland Museum of Art
  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • West Overton Village
  • Twin Lakes County Park
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Things To Do In Greensburg

Greensburg is home to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, which museum showcases the art of southwestern Pennsylvania. West Overton Village, a place of historic interest, includes the Overholt Homestead and the Distillery Museum. Bushy Run Battlefield, Rachel Carson Homestead, Frick Art & Historical Center, and George Westinghouse Museum are also located nearby. Westmoreland Mall is a popular shopping center in the city. The community also hosts the Westmoreland County Fair, and Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival every year. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Caddie Shak Family Fun Park, Laurel Summit State Park, and Twin Lakes County Park are among other popular destinations in the area.

Greensburg Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Greensburg Higher Education

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Seton Hill University, Penn State New Kensington, and Westmoreland County Community College are some of the colleges near Greensburg.


Total Population 14,726
Male Share of the Population 43.6%
Female Share of the Population 56.4%
Senior Citizens 19.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,848
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 35.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33%
Median Earnings25+ $32,919
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,217
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,955


Median Family Income $57,131
% Above Poverty Level 80.2%
% Below Poverty Level 19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 43.2%
Median Gross Rent $660
Median House Value $125,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 20.7%

Greensburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 25 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15601
Company Zip Codes 15605, 15606
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.301
Longitude -79.539

Greensburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DERRY 4 SW
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adamsburg 259 $87,083
Arona 368 $51,875
Jeannette 9,522 $51,170

Greensburg Public Libraries

Greensburg Hempfield Area Lib
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
(724) 837-5620
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Greensburg Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(412) 832-5050
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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Student/teacher ratio: 4

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