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Welcome to West Mifflin ...

West Mifflin is located in Allegheny County<1>.


The location of West Mifflin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of West Mifflin, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1964.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Mifflin has a population of 19,702 people<3> (see below for details).

West Mifflin is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Mifflin had an population of 19,702 people. This is a decrease of 3.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Mifflin had a population of 20,313 people. This makes West Mifflin the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of West Mifflin represents 0.16% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,313 people, the population of West Mifflin decreased 9.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,464 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Mifflin.

Communities near West Mifflin ...

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

  • Pittsburgh
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Bethel Park
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Park
    • Bethel Park is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,212 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel Park <5>
  • Monroeville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Plum
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum
    • Plum is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,993 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plum <5>
  • Murrysville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Franklin Park
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Park
    • Franklin Park is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,883 people
  • Greensburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • New Kensington
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Lower Burrell
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Burrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Burrell
    • Lower Burrell is located in Westmoreland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,997 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lower Burrell <5>
  • Jeannette
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)

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 West Mifflin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Mifflin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Mifflin. 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 West Mifflin.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Mifflin ...

Looking for more information about West Mifflin? 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 West Mifflin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Mifflin.

Adding West Mifflin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Mifflin 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 we've found for West Mifflin was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the West Mifflin post office opened in 1964.

For more details, see References and Mentions for West Mifflin.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Mifflin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Allegheny County: www.county.allegheny.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Allegheny, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Mifflin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Mifflin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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