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Greensburg is a city in Westmoreland County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Nathanael Greene

The latitude of Greensburg is 40.301N. The longitude is -79.539W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,027 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,525.


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Median household income
Local
$30,324
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greensburg demographic reports
Public transportation: Westmoreland Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 37. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Isaac Nesser, Guinness World Record holder for "Biggest Muscular Chest Measurement," with a chest measuring 6 feet, 3 inches
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's
Local festivals include:
  • Westmoreland County Fair - Aug. 17-25, 2007
  • Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival - June 30-July 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greensburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Twin Lakes County Park
Historic sites and museums: Hanna's Town, Westmoreland Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: Seton Hill College, University of Pittsburgh, Thiel College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greensburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westmoreland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pittsburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15601 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Greensburg residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greensburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greensburg was $18,312, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Greensburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greensburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $840.


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Libraries in Greensburg include Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Greensburg include WPCB.

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Politics

Westmoreland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Greensburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Greensburg workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greensburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Greensburg include Comfort Inn Greensburg, Econo Lodge Greensburg, Four Points by Sheraton Greensburg, Mountain View Inn, Super 8 Motel.

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