Millersville is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,388 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Millersville is the 159th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Millersville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Millersville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local 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 2010 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.