Greensburg, PA


Highest Appreciating Greensburg Neighborhoods Since 2000

Greensburg, PA Real Estate Data

Greensburg Housing Market Information

With a population of 14,495, 6,823 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $137,039, house prices in Greensburg are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Greensburg, accounting for 54.07% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Greensburg include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.66%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 17.08%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.76%).

People in Greensburg primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Greensburg has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Greensburg's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 39.65% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Greensburg include homes built before 1939 ( 29.08%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 28.51%). There's also some housing in Greensburg built between 2000 and later ( 2.76%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Greensburg. Fully 14.00% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Greensburg homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Greensburg real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Greensburg Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Greensburg have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 13.07%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Greensburg house appreciation rate of 1.24%.

Over the last year, Greensburg appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Greensburg's appreciation rate has been 3.59%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Greensburg were at 2.53%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.50%.

Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Greensburg's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Pennsylvania.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Greensburg differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Greensburg - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Greensburg real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Greensburg, PA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,114,000 0.0
$835,001 - $1,114,000 0.2
$557,001 - $835,000 1.7
$446,001 - $557,000 0.9
$335,001 - $446,000 1.5
$223,001 - $335,000 7.5
$111,001 - $223,000 52.0
$56,001 - $111,000 29.1
$0 - $56,000 7.1

Average for PA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
57.1938865140247 53.9130434782609

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$924 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 44.55
Renters 55.45
Vacant 14.00

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Greensburg HOMES
2000 or Newer 2.8
1970 - 1999 28.5
1940 - 1969 39.7
1939 or Older 29.1

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Greensburg HOMES
Single-Family 54.1
Townhomes 4.8
Small Apt. Buildings 17.1
Apt. Complexes 23.7
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Greensburg HOMES
No Bedroom 3.69
1 Bedroom 16.37
2 Bedrooms 30.70
3 Bedrooms 35.62
4 Bedrooms 11.02
5 or more bedrooms 2.60

Greensburg Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
38.18% 1.92% 3 4
* 10 is highest