Millersville, PA

Millersville profile

Living in Millersville

Millersville is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,359 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Millersville is the 159th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Millersville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Millersville is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Millersville who work in food service (13.72%), sales jobs (13.17%), and office and administrative support (9.31%).

Millersville is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Millersville area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Millersville maintain a good economy.

The population of Millersville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.06% of adults in Millersville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Millersville in 2018 was $22,217, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,868 for a family of four. However, Millersville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Millersville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Millersville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Millersville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Millersville include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Millersville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.