West Mifflin, PA
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West Mifflin is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 20,075 people and six constituent neighborhoods, West Mifflin is the 43rd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs, West Mifflin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Mifflin are a mix 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 (17.98%), sales jobs (9.66%), and food service (7.57%).

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.

For the size of the borough, public transportation in West Mifflin is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For West Mifflin, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of adults in West Mifflin who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.63% of the adults in West Mifflin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Mifflin in 2010 was $26,090, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,360 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 Irish, Italian, Slovak, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in West Mifflin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.