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Overview

Introduction to West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 8 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

West Mifflin History

West Mifflin is located in Allegheny County, which was the first county in Pennsylvania that had a Native American name. Allegheny County was named after the Allegheny River and the word 'Allegheny' was said to mean 'fine water.' Some believe that it refers to a mythical tribe called 'Allegewi.' The first Europeans to settle here were the French who arrived in 1749. The County of Allegheny was officially established on September 24, 1788.

West Mifflin and Nearby Attractions

  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • Point State Park
  • National Aviary
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Hidden Valley

Things To Do In West Mifflin

The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Old Economy Village are several museums in the area. Historic sites often visited include Bushy Run Battlefield, Old Economy Historical Site, and Rachel Carson Homestead. Hiking, camping, biking, and picnicking may be enjoyed at Point State Park, Beaver Creek State Park, and Linn Run State Park. Trips may also be planned to the National Aviary and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

West Mifflin Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is located nearby.

West Mifflin Higher Education

Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, and Chatham College are located neat West Mifflin.

People

Total Population 20,237
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 9,588
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 43.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,022
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $617
Median House Value $90,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.7%
Irish 18.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

West Mifflin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15122, 15123, 15236
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.363
Longitude -79.877

West Mifflin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MCKEESPORT
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station BURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

West Mifflin Century Mall (15123)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dravosburg 1,864 $63,929
Duquesne 5,556 $29,600
McKeesport 19,637 $39,886

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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West Mifflin High Schools

WEST MIFFLIN AREA HS
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Serves 1,104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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