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Millersville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Millersville had a population of 8,573 as of July 1, 2016. Millersville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Millersville is located at latitude 40.0053 and longitude -76.3518 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Millersville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Borough of Millersville (GNIS ID: 1215343) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Millersville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Millersville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,573
Population in Households 6,029
Population in Familes 3,849
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,544
Population Density1 4,440
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 2,589
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,374
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,685 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 904 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $185,580
Average Home Value $208,709


Median Household Income $52,213
Average Household Income $62,673
Per Capita Income $22,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.64%
Households 0.88% 0.87%
Families 2.0% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Millersville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Millersville to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 117 93rd
Population Density1 # 191 89th
Diversity Index2 # 297 83rd
Median Household Income # 734 58th
Per Capita Income # 1302 26th

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