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Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 359,320 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 369,993 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 69,527
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 48,199
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 116,847
Renter-occupied apartments: 35,924 (it was 32,966 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 1025 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 350 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westmoreland County: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 174,875  (48.7%)
Females: 184,445  (51.3%)
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Westmoreland County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Westmoreland County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,531 ($37,106 in 1999)

This county:

$51531
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $508 (lower quartile is $379, upper quartile is $621)
This county:

$508
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $139,800 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Westmoreland:

$139,800
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,800 - $207,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $167,059
Here:

$167,059
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,183
Here:

$185,183
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $75,527
Here:

$75,527
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $179,945
Here:

$179,945
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,290
Here:

$125,290
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $45,055
Here:

$45,055
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,145
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $425

Institutionalized population: 4,032
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Health of residents in Westmoreland County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
68.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
48.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
70.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 865 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2001: 915 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2002: 968 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2003: 994 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2004: 1088 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2005: 874 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2006: 836 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2007: 643 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2008: 579 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2009: 412 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2010: 489 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2011: 301 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2012: 324 buildings, average cost: $234,600
  • 2013: 417 buildings, average cost: $238,400
  • 2014: 371 buildings, average cost: $248,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,247 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,898 (1.5%)

Westmoreland County household income distribution in 2009 Westmoreland County home values distribution Westmoreland County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.6%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.1% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.9% for American Indian residents, 18.8% for other race residents, 36.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.6%
Westmoreland County:

10.6%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.1% for Black residents, 25.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.4% for American Indian residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 36.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Area name: Pittsburgh, PA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Westmoreland County is $601 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $894 a month.

Cities in this county include: Murrysville, Municipality of Murrysville, Greensburg, New Kensington, Lower Burrell, Jeannette, Latrobe, Monessen, Arnold, Vandergrift.

Westmoreland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Westmoreland County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Westmoreland County: Chestnut Hill (A), Galen Hall Golf Course (B), Manor Golf Course (C), Willow Hollow Golf Course (D), Perry Golf Course (E), Green Acres Golf Course (F), Flying Hills Golf Course (G), Exeter Public Golf Course (H), Arrowhead Golf Course (I), Blackwood Golf Course (J), Doe Mountain Ski Area (K), Fort Northkill (L), Applebee Shelter (M), South Lookout (N), Fairview Church (O), Hopewell Furnace (P), Flannery Mill (Q), Galen Hall (R), Berkleigh Country Club (S), Berne Speedway (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fairgrounds Square Mall (1), Giant Shopping Center (2), Madeira Shopping Center (3), Penn Plaza Shopping Center (4), Reading Mall (5), Muhlenberg Square Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westmoreland County include: Union Church (A), Little Tulpehocken Church (B), Bellemans Church (C), Maiden Creek Church (D), Beckers Saint Peters Church (E), Emmanuel Church (F), Hains Church (G), Grand View Chapel (H), Meckville Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Weller Cemetery (1), Pet Animal Cemetery (2), Birch Hill Cemetery (3), Stump Cemetery (4), Robeson Cemetery (5), Heidelberg Cemetery (6), Salem Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Jones Millpond (A), New Kernsville Lake (B), Scotts Run Lake (C), Shoemakersville Swimming Pool (D), South Mountain YMCA Pool (E), Fox Lake (F), Glen Dale Swimming Association Pool (G), Fleetwood Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Valley Run (A), Pachwechen Run (B), Sleepy Hollow Run (C), Wolf Creek (D), Stone Roll Creek (E), Wolfe Run (F), Scotts Run (G), Jackson Creek (H), Ironstone Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Westmoreland County include: Locust Grove Park (1), Len Oak Park (2), Laurel Run Park (3), South Mountain Park (4), Smith Field (5), Earl Municipal Park (6), Dry Brooks Day-Use Area (7), Drexelwood Park (8), Shiloh Hills Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Hunterdon County, New Jersey , Pershing County, Nevada , Plumas County, California , Logan County, Illinois , Lewis County, Missouri , Nemaha County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 14,834
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,277 (63% naturalized citizens)

Westmoreland County:

1.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 939
  • 1990 to 1994: 442
  • 1985 to 1989: 340
  • 1980 to 1984: 309
  • 1975 to 1979: 381
  • 1970 to 1974: 401
  • 1970 to 1974: 454
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,011

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.2%

Westmoreland County marital status for males Westmoreland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 119,786
  • One, attached: 5,461
  • Two: 7,179
  • 3 or 4: 4,845
  • 5 to 9: 3,790
  • 10 to 19: 2,655
  • 20 or more: 5,014
  • Mobile homes: 12,282
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 46

Housing units in Westmoreland County with a mortgage: 56,322 (5,544 second mortgage, 10,641 home equity loan, 381 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 42,417

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Westmoreland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic121,69160
Mainline Protestant67,009194
Evangelical Protestant26,600170
Orthodox2,03617
Black Protestant1,32011
Other1,16416
None145,349-
Westmoreland County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 54
Westmoreland County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 111
Westmoreland County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 246
This county:

6.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Westmoreland County:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Westmoreland County:

23.9%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Westmoreland County:

Average size of farms: 112 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,211
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $212.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.70%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,784
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 48.67%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,928
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.72
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 25.05%
Corn for grain: 14599 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2335 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6118 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,081 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 171 acres

Tornado activity:

Westmoreland County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 2932460.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/18/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westmoreland County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from Westmoreland County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 121.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 276.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 185.9 miles away from Westmoreland County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 209.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1898): April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3180): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1085): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • PennsylvaniaWinter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 4, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1015): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 21, 1977, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-537): July 21, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorms, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3026): January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3026, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Westmoreland County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Italy (15%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Poland (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Westmoreland County (%):

  • German (24%)
  • Italian (18%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Polish (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • Slovak (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)

Westmoreland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 139,872 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 14,364 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,363 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 19 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 165 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 76 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 104 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,854 (3%)
  • Other means: 712 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,659 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 3,046 people in nursing homes
  • 1,671 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 875 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 834 people in state prisons
  • 418 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 324 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 267 people in religious group quarters
  • 243 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 192 people in other group homes
  • 132 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 89 people in halfway houses
  • 83 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 82 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 47 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 46 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 34 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 25 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 21 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 21 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 2,659 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,131 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 978 people in state prisons
  • 535 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 489 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 302 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 245 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 166 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 133 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 94 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 77 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 75 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 43 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 23 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,576.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



3.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($170 average AGI)
Westmoreland County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.38% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($24,280 average AGI)
1.25% relocated to other states ($14,982 average AGI)
Westmoreland County:

1.25%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegheny County, PA  1.27% ($38,522 average AGI)
to Fayette County, PA  0.23% ($32,308)
to Washington County, PA  0.17% ($35,314)
to Armstrong County, PA  0.14% ($31,208)
to Indiana County, PA  0.12% ($30,446)
to Butler County, PA  0.08% ($57,708)
to Cambria County, PA  0.04% ($28,705)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.9

Births per 1000 population in Westmoreland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Westmoreland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Westmoreland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Westmoreland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Westmoreland County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 75,826 (65,529 aged, 10,297 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,176 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (6251)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (5352)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4263)
  • Unspecified dementia (2615)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2512)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2291)
  • Congestive heart failure (1631)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1486)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1466)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1250)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10642.87
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 231.920
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32952.59

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 903.610
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1230.300
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.86

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51.33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.15
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 22.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 12.5
  • Other - 9.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 128.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 77.6
  • Suffocation - 25.7
  • Poisoning - 15.6
  • Other - 9.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 357,207
  • In family households: 296,906 (76,114 male householders, 25,814 female householders)
    80,185 spouses, 96,130 children (90,127 natural, 2,082 adopted, 3,921 stepchildren), 4,952 grandchildren, 2,072 brothers or sisters, 2,711 parents, 1,557 other relatives, 5,774 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 60,301 (22,908 male householders (18,817 living alone)), 28,814 female householders (25,703 living alone)), 8,579 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,962 (4,032 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 50,437 2-persons, 23,845 3-persons, 17,989 4-persons, 6,751 5-persons, 2,051 6-persons, 855 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 44,520 1-person, 6,344 2-persons, 581 3-persons, 175 4-persons, 65 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

61,101 married couples with children.
14,880 single-parent households (3,370 men, 11,510 women).

96.3% of residents of Westmoreland County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,319,713,000 ($6292 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $92,263,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,072,910,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $721,199,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,503,000
Federal grants: $370,354,000
Federal procurement contracts: $67,291,000 ($42,645,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $81,455,000 ($15,204,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,141,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $97,827,000
Federal Government insurance: $103,263,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 18,030
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 22,964
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +467
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,450
Here +7 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Westmoreland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 40.41 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,072
  • 2000 to 2004: 13,750
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,806
  • 1980 to 1989: 13,839
  • 1970 to 1979: 25,676
  • 1960 to 1969: 21,052
  • 1950 to 1959: 27,305
  • 1940 to 1949: 15,173
  • 1939 or earlier: 35,031
Rooms in houses/apartments in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 136
  • 3 rooms: 1,215
  • 4 rooms: 10,386
  • 5 rooms: 23,846
  • 6 rooms: 32,130
  • 7 rooms: 21,391
  • 8 rooms: 15,366
  • 9+ rooms: 12,352
  • 1 room: 456
  • 2 rooms: 1,710
  • 3 rooms: 5,932
  • 4 rooms: 9,428
  • 5 rooms: 7,647
  • 6 rooms: 4,588
  • 7 rooms: 1,642
  • 8 rooms: 855
  • 9+ rooms: 708
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 46
  • 1 bedroom: 2,303
  • 2 bedrooms: 26,655
  • 3 bedrooms: 64,609
  • 4 bedrooms: 20,218
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,016
  • no bedroom: 584
  • 1 bedroom: 9,114
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,898
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,769
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,307
  • 5+ bedrooms: 294
Cars and other vehicles available in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 5,717
  • 1 vehicle: 35,326
  • 2 vehicles: 52,627
  • 3 vehicles: 17,192
  • 4 vehicles: 4,377
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,608
  • no vehicle: 6,885
  • 1 vehicle: 16,441
  • 2 vehicles: 7,961
  • 3 vehicles: 1,325
  • 4 vehicles: 212
  • 5+ vehicles: 142

70% of Westmoreland County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Pennsylvania.

Westmoreland County:

70.3%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 329522
  • Northeast: 7498
  • Midwest: 10035
  • South: 12817
  • West: 3438

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $69,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Westmoreland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.4%)
  • Electricity (7.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (60.3%)
  • Electricity (23.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,084
Here:

10.6%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,362
Here:

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,558
Here:

28.3%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Westmoreland County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Public Welfare Institutions: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $56,853,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $42,007,000
    General - Other: $33,256,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $32,358,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,994,000
    Corrections - Other: $18,398,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,285,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,626,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,992,000
    Police Protection: $8,100,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,217,000
    Financial Administration: $4,093,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,608,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,488,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,163,000
    Regular Highways: $1,762,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $124,511,000
    Corporate Bonds: $36,656,000
    Other Investments - Other: $24,458,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $10,641,000
    Benefit Payments: $8,941,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,794,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $2,453,000
    General - Other: $1,867,000
    Parks and Recreation: $970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $135,000
    Health - Other: $53,000
    Central Staff Services: $44,000
    Police Protection: $38,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $64,928,000

Westmoreland County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $38,818,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,704,000
    Housing and Community Development: $319,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $17,063,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $5,938,000
    From Parent Local Government: $5,347,000
    From Other Governments: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $20,538,000
    All Other: $12,289,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,270,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,708,000
    Public Welfare: $5,349,000
    Highways: $26,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $85,000
    Health and Hospitals: $49,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,370,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,782,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,268,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $45,277,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,193,000
    All Other: $17,954,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,449,000
    Highways: $905,000
  • Tax - Property: $75,375,000
    Other Selective Sales: $736,000

Westmoreland County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $165,283,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $156,329,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,954,000

Westmoreland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,779,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $24,053,000
    Total Federal Securities: $14,713,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,482,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,063,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 8,071
  • Number of aged recipients: 571
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 7,500
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,249
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 5,541
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,281
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,757
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,819
Westmoreland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Westmoreland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 95 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,330$119,9171,520$140,0925,699$143,9911,122$41,31415$352,933247$98,43785$57,047
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED46$115,543106$167,142602$132,744119$40,5041$2,700,00037$97,16215$76,067
APPLICATIONS DENIED149$112,054232$100,4702,462$132,370696$33,4413$786,333140$85,24392$58,478
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN108$128,519145$142,6691,342$142,895121$40,1242$394,00059$99,01712$85,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS34$110,61830$108,567312$146,33037$55,0000$07$79,0008$73,625
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 86 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED300$142,610191$177,7646$101,167
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED95$165,92663$166,3335$111,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED35$156,02938$190,8682$59,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$151,2948$188,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$163,1673$82,6670$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Westmoreland County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5,03975.3 years
Mary4,76580.9 years
William3,00774.4 years
Joseph2,67375.5 years
James2,22172.8 years
George2,12175.2 years
Charles2,06774.8 years
Robert2,05471.0 years
Anna2,04782.3 years
Margaret1,85479.7 years
Most common last names in Westmoreland County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith89676.2 years
Miller82976.6 years
Brown41175.4 years
Johnson36376.4 years
Jones35875.6 years
Davis33175.7 years
Thomas31976.1 years
Anderson28483.2 years
Myers28377.5 years
Baker27876.1 years
Businesses in Westmoreland County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8LensCrafters1
ALDI2Little Caesars Pizza2
AT&T6Long John Silver's5
Ace Hardware5Lowe's3
Advance Auto Parts11Macy's1
Aeropostale1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marshalls1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets31
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's5Mazda2
AutoZone3McDonald's17
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster1New Balance3
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1New York & Co1
Budget Car Rental2Nike13
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King6OfficeMax1
CVS5Old Country Buffet1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet7Panera Bread3
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza2
Chipotle1Payless5
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske5
Clarion1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn3Pizza Hut9
Cracker Barrel1Plato's Closet1
Cricket Wireless10Quiznos3
Curves8RadioShack8
DHL1Ramada1
Dairy Queen16Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry8Rite Aid20
Dennys5Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts4SAS Shoes2
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
Express1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear2Sears3
Fashion Bug4Sephora1
FedEx35Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples3
Ford6Starbucks5
GNC14Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop7Subaru2
Goodwill8Subway30
Gymboree1Super 83
H&R Block13T-Mobile9
Hilton2T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn3T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell6
Home Depot1Talbots1
Honda1Target2
Hot Topic1The Limited1
Howard Johnson1Toyota2
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1True Value5
Jones New York5U-Haul16
Journeys1UPS30
Justice1Vans1
KFC7Verizon Wireless4
Kincaid1Victoria's Secret1
Kmart4Volkswagen2
Knights Inn1Walgreens6
Kohl's1Walmart5
Kroger1Wendy's10
La-Z-Boy2Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1Wingate1
Lane Furniture3YMCA5

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