West Mifflin is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 19,703 people and six constituent neighborhoods, West Mifflin is the 43rd largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Mifflin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Mifflin is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Mifflin who work in office and administrative support (16.96%), sales jobs (7.86%), and management occupations (7.48%).
Also of interest is that West Mifflin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The citizens of West Mifflin are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.60% of adults in West Mifflin having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Mifflin in 2010 was $28,221, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,884 for a family of four. However, West Mifflin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Mifflin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call West Mifflin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Mifflin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Mifflin include German, Irish, Italian, Slovak, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in West Mifflin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.