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Welcome to Greensburg ...

The city of Greensburg is located in Westmoreland County and is the County Seat for Westmoreland County.

The location of Greensburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Greensburg refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Greensburger<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Greensburg has a population of 14,299 people<3> (see below for details).

Greensburg was established in 1782.

The community of Greensburg is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greensburg had a population of 14,892 people. This makes Greensburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Greensburg represents 0.12% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,892 people, the population of Greensburg decreased 6.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,889 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Greensburg had an population of 14,299 people. This is a decrease of 3.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.01% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Greensburg.

Communities near Greensburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Greensburg and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Latrobe   [Map]   7,949   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
McKeesport   [Map]   19,245   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   27,716   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Munhall   [Map]   11,158   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Murrysville   [Map]   19,800   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Plum   [Map]   27,258   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Greensburg.

Communities Also Named Greensburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Greensburg - they are located in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio (4) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Greensburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Greensburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Greensburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greensburg. Our list includes 45 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Greensburg:

Websites for Greensburg ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greensburg ...

Looking for more information about Greensburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Greensburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Greensburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Greensburg refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Greensburg may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greensburg.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greensburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greensburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greensburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greensburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greensburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3051, Longitude: -79.5442     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greensburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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