Mifflintown, Pennsylvania

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Mifflintown, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Mifflintown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Mifflintown Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Mifflintown Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Mifflintown, Pennsylvania

Comparing Mifflintown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 9
Racial Diversity 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 2
Age of the Population 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
People Above Poverty 4 3
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Mifflintown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County Juniata
Standard Zip Codes 17059
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.569
Longitude -77.397

Mifflintown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
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Mifflintown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 861 100%
Male 423 49.1%
Female 438 50.9%
Under 18 217 25.2%
18+ 644 74.8%
65+ 130 15.1%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 2.97
White 809 94%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 12 1.4%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 75 8.7%

Estimated Mifflintown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 846
Growth -15
Growth % -1.7%

Mifflintown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.8%
US/American 17.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
English 7.7%
Irish 6.9%
Italian 3.5%
Dutch 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Pennsylvania German 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Polish 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
European 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mifflintown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Arch Rock (17059)
Cuba Mills (17059)
Denholm (17059)
East Salem (17059)
Fermanagh (17059)
Jericho Mills (17059)
Macedonia (17059)
Van Wert (17059)
Walker (17059)
Zooks Dam (17059)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mifflintown 861 $33,594
Burnham 2,144 $40,781
Lewistown 8,998 $30,606
McClure 975 $37,083
Mifflin 627 $28,750
Port Royal 977 $39,479
Thompsontown 711 $35,938

Mifflintown Public Libraries

Juniata County Library
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
(717) 436-6378
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Mifflintown High Schools (2004)

Serves 667 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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