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Welcome to Seward ...

Seward is located in Westmoreland County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Seward, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Seward has a population of 462 people<2> (see below for details).

Seward is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Seward: 15954<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Seward had an population of 462 people. This is a decrease of 6.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Seward had a population of 495 people. This makes Seward the county's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 495 people, the population of Seward increased 2.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 484 people).

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

Communities Also Named Seward ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 12 communities that are also named Seward - they are located in Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maryland, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

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

Communities near Seward ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Seward.

  • Johnstown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Indiana
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Westmont
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westmont
    • Westmont is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,625 people
  • Windber
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Blairsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Ebensburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Derry
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
    • Derry is located in Westmoreland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,495 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry <5>
  • Nanty Glo
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Portage
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Geistown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geistown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geistown
    • Geistown is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,242 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Seward. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Seward.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Seward. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Seward.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Seward. See our Newspapers Page for Seward.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seward ...

Looking for more information about Seward? 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 Seward, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Seward.

Adding Seward to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Seward in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Seward was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Seward post office opened in 1880.

We also found Seward in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Seward.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Seward. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Westmoreland County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Westmoreland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Seward.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Seward - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Seward). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Seward or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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