Welcome to Westmoreland County

Key things to know about Westmoreland County

  • Located within a 500-mile radius of 70% of the country’s total population
  • 2nd largest county in southwestern Pennsylvania with over 1,000 square miles of varied topography with highly stable and growing population of 365,000. Eighty percent of our landscape is forest and farmland spread over rolling hills.
  • Offers direct access to interstate highways, rail service and the impressive Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, carrying 300,000 passengers a year to and from Florida and South Carolina.
  • Pittsburgh International Airport is an hour away and the City of Pittsburgh, the country’s largest inland port, is only a 30 minute drive from Greensburg, the county seat.

Westmoreland County is a great place to locate your business and work. We are home to nationally recognized companies such as Kennametal, Elliott Group, Philips Respironics and Siemens. Learn more about our business climate.

It’s an even better place to live and raise a family with affordable housing, lower taxes, award-winning health care, many cultural and historical attractions, and quality school systems and respected colleges and universities within our borders. Recreational opportunities abound in nine county and four state parks as well as access to five active trail systems. Westmoreland County is often referred to as the gateway of the Laurel Highlands, a picturesque landscape where even more leisure and adventure can be found. Read more about why the Quality of Life in Westmoreland County is so appealing.

Related Links:

Westmoreland County Fact Sheet
Reimagining' Westmoreland's many advantages, Tribune-Review, July 19, 2017
Reimagining Our Westmoreland Comprehensive Plan Project