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Overview

Introduction to Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland county, is 25 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is conveniently located inside the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,572
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+6,553
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married34.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33%
Median Earnings25+$31,257
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,497

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,044
% Above Poverty Level75.6%
% Below Poverty Level24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone42.9%
Median Gross Rent$634
Median House Value$123,100

Ancestry

Italian20.8%
Irish18%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.3%
English8.7%
Polish6.6%
Slovak3.9%
Scottish2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Hungarian1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Russian1%
Croatian0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Czech0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Serbian0.7%
Slovene0.6%
African0.5%
Arab0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
German0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Greensburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westmoreland County
Standard Zip Codes15601
Company Zip Codes15605, 15606
Phone Area Codes412,724,878
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.31
Approximate Longitude-79.54

Greensburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDERRY 4 SW
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationSALINA 3 W
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 37 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationDONORA 1 SW
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adamsburg173$49,375
Arona383$41,000
Jeannette9,395$51,160
New Stanton2,314$73,068
Penn444$42,969
Youngwood2,973$54,081

Greensburg Public Libraries

Greensburg Hempfield Area Lib
237 SOUTH PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
(724) 837-5620

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Greensburg Hospitals

Excela Health Westmoreland Hosp-er
532 W Pittsburgh St
(724) 832-4000
Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital
(Non-profit)
532 West Pittsburgh Street
(412) 832-4000

Greensburg Public Schools

Amos K Hutchinson El Sch
810 Welty St
ZIP: 15601
(724) 832-2885
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Fort Allen El Sch
560 Baltzer Meyer Pike
ZIP: 15601
(724) 850-2501
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Greensburg-salem Hs
65 Mennel Dr
ZIP: 15601
(724) 832-2960
High
Total Enrollment 811
Greensburg-salem Ms
301 N Main St
ZIP: 15601
(724) 832-2930
Middle
Total Enrollment 657
Harrold Ms
1368 Middletown Road
ZIP: 15601
(724) 850-2301
Middle
Total Enrollment 442
Hempfield Area Shs
4345 Route 136
ZIP: 15601
(724) 834-9000
High
Total Enrollment 1889
Maxwell El Sch
1101 Old Salem Rd
ZIP: 15601
(724) 850-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Mountain View El Sch
1010 Mountain View Dr
ZIP: 15601
(724) 834-7399
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Nicely El Sch
55 Mclaughlin Dr
ZIP: 15601
(724) 832-2865
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Wendover Ms
425 Wendover Jr High Dr
ZIP: 15601
(724) 838-4070
Middle
Total Enrollment 473
West Point El Sch
533 St Andrews Drive
ZIP: 15601
(724) 850-2270
Primary
Total Enrollment 414

Greensburg Private Schools

Aquinas Academy
340 N Main St
ZIP: 15601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 192
Clelian Heights School For Exceptional Children
135 Clelian Heights Ln
ZIP: 15601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 90
Elizabeth Seton Montessori School
294 Frye Farm Rd
ZIP: 15601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
High Acres School
371 Frye Farm Rd
ZIP: 15601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Kindercare Learning Center
980 N Main St
ZIP: 15601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Pressley Ridge Day School - Greensburg
1729 Poplar St
ZIP: 15601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Westmoreland Christian Academy
538 Rugh St
ZIP: 15601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
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