Millersville, Pennsylvania

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A pond at Millersville University
A pond at Millersville University
Etymology: John Miller
Location of Millersville in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Millersville in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Millersville is located in Pennsylvania
Location of Millersville in Pennsylvania
Millersville is located in the United States
Millersville (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°00′22″N 76°21′05″W / 40.00611°N 76.35139°W / 40.00611; -76.35139Coordinates: 40°00′22″N 76°21′05″W / 40.00611°N 76.35139°W / 40.00611; -76.35139
CountryUnited States
 • MayorRichard Moriarty
 • Total1.94 sq mi (5.03 km2)
 • Land1.93 sq mi (5.01 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
315 ft (96 m)
 • Total8,168
 • Estimate 
 • Density4,321.26/sq mi (1,668.05/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)717

Millersville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 7,774.


Millersville is located at 40°0′22″N 76°21′5″W / 40.00611°N 76.35139°W / 40.00611; -76.35139 (40.006148, -76.351349).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20178,353[2]2.3%

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,774 people, 2,335 households, and 1,272 families residing in the borough; the population density was 3,811.4 people per square mile (1,471.4/km²). There were 2,469 housing units at an average density of 1,210.5 per square mile (467.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.45% White, 4.31% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.55% of the population.

Post office in Millersville

There were 2,335 households, out of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 10.9% under the age of 18, 45.0% from 18 to 24, 15.4% from 25 to 44, 13.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $38,425, and the median income for a family was $53,110. Males had a median income of $36,327 versus $25,636 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $15,773. About 3.7% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


Originally farmland in then Manor Township owned by John Miller. Millerstown was a crossroads for goods and sales brought from the local farming communities into Lancaster City. Later the town's name was changed to Millersville and was incorporated as a separate borough in Lancaster County. Millersville is the location of the first teachers' academy in the state, established in 1854. Later, in 1855, it was chartered as a state normal school. Today, the college is Millersville University, which is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Marijane Landis (1928–2015) – Television producer and host (WGAL-TV); creator of the children's television shows Percy Platypus and His Friends (1955–1974) and Sunshine Corners (1974–1979)[7]


  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ Pratt, Christopher (2015-12-26). "Longtime WGAL personality Landis dies at 87". Lancaster Online. Retrieved 2016-01-18.

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