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Welcome to Millersville ...

Millersville is located in Lancaster County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Millersville has a population of 8,319 people<2> (see below for details).

Millersville is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Millersville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Millersville: (717)

The ZIP code for Millersville: 17551<4>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Millersville.

Websites for Millersville ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Millersville had an population of 8,319 people. This is an increase of 1.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Millersville had a population of 8,168 people. This makes Millersville the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Millersville represents 0.06% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,168 people, the population of Millersville increased 5.07% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,774 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Millersville.

Communities Also Named Millersville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Millersville - they are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Millersville.

Communities near Millersville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Millersville.

  • York
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    • York lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Millersville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,907 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<6>
  • Ephrata
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephrata
    • Ephrata lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Millersville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,801 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephrata
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<6>
  • Elizabethtown
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    • Elizabethtown lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Millersville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Columbia
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    • Columbia lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Millersville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,295 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • Lititz
  • Mount Joy
  • Red Lion
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lion
    • Red Lion lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Millersville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,309 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lion<6>
  • New Holland
  • Manheim
  • New Freedom

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Millersville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Millersville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Millersville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Millersville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Millersville. See our Newspapers Page for Millersville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Millersville ...

Looking for more information about Millersville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Millersville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Millersville.

Adding Millersville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Millersville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Millersville was the U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Millersville in the Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Millersville.

The official website for Millersville:

The official website for Lancaster County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lancaster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Millersville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Millersville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Millersville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Millersville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Millersville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Millersville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MillersvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9978, Longitude: -76.3543    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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