West Mifflin, Pennsylvania is a small city with slightly more than 20,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (21%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 43, are older than most cities in Pennsylvania. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 78% of residents own their homes. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $589 per month, which is $328/month less than the state average.
Many West Mifflin residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries account for 14% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just over $61,000, West Mifflin workers bring in roughly the same as the average Pennsylvania resident. West Mifflin, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). West Mifflin has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (9%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 16% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
West Mifflin has an average commute time of about 30 minutes, slower than the state average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't used extensively. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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