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Time Zone: Westmoreland County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Greensburg is the Seat for Westmoreland County.

Westmoreland County was founded February 26, 1773 and was created by taking area from BedfordCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Westmoreland had a population of 362,251 people. This is a decrease of 2.09% since the last Census (which gave a population of 369,993 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Westmoreland represented 3.01% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010365,169-1.3%+0.81% since 2009
2009362,251-2.09%-0.1% since 2008
2008362,627-1.99%-0.14% since 2007
2000369,993The Last Census

More information can be found on the Westmoreland County Census Page for Westmoreland County.


Below are some of the communities located in Westmoreland County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Westmoreland County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Murrysville   19,52018,8723.43% increase  
Greensburg   15,25515,8893.99% decrease  
New Kensington   13,61614,7017.38% decrease  
Lower Burrell   12,06912,6084.28% decrease  
Jeannette   9,85110,6547.54% decrease  

Websites for Westmoreland County

Official Website:   www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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