According to Campingship, Milroy, Pennsylvania is a small borough located in Mifflin County. It is situated in the Appalachian Mountains and is surrounded by rolling hills and farmland. The climate in Milroy is typical of the mid-Atlantic region, with cold winters and hot summers. The average annual precipitation is around 40 inches.
The history of Milroy dates back to 1796 when it was founded by a group of settlers from Connecticut. Since then, it has remained a small rural town with a population of just over 500 people. The politics of Milroy are dominated by the Republican Party, which holds all local offices.
The economy in Milroy relies heavily on agriculture as well as light manufacturing and services. There are several local businesses that provide goods and services to the community, including a grocery store, hardware store, auto repair shop, and several restaurants. In addition to these businesses, there are also some larger employers in nearby towns that provide jobs for residents of Milroy.
Education is provided by the Mifflin County School District which serves the area’s students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. There are also several private schools located nearby that offer additional educational opportunities for students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Milroy has several notable landmarks including a Civil War monument located at the center of town and several historical buildings such as an old church built in 1838, an old schoolhouse built in 1897, and a log cabin dating back to 1814 which serves as a museum showcasing local history. In addition to these landmarks there are also many outdoor recreational activities such as hiking trails and fishing spots available for visitors to enjoy during their stay in Milroy.
Males: 680 (49.1%), Females: 706 (50.9%)
Zip code: 17063
Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $33,529
Median house value: $67,700
Races in Milroy:
- White Non-Hispanic (99.4%)
Ancestries: German (31.2%), United States (15.7%), Irish (10.6%), Dutch (6.1%), Italian (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).
Elevation: 760 feet
Land area: 0.7 square miles
Milroy, Pennsylvania is a small, rural town located in Mifflin County. It has a population of about 895 people, according to the 2010 census. The majority of the population is white (90%), with African-Americans and Latinos making up the remaining 10%. The median age is 43 years old, with nearly a quarter of the population being under 18. There are also quite a few seniors in Milroy, accounting for 19% of the population.
The town has experienced steady growth over the past decade, with a 13% increase in population since 2000. This growth has largely been driven by young families seeking affordable housing and access to quality education. Milroy’s school district serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade and offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students to engage in. The town also boasts several parks and recreational areas for residents to enjoy.
In addition to its diverse demographic makeup, Milroy is known for its strong sense of community spirit and neighborly atmosphere. Residents often come together to help each other out during times of need or crisis, whether it be providing meals or offering assistance with day-to-day tasks such as yard work or house repairs. There are various clubs and organizations that meet regularly throughout the year as well as annual festivals that bring people together from all over Mifflin County and beyond.
For population 25 years and over in Milroy
- High school or higher: 86.0%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.2%
- Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
- Unemployed: 2.6%
- Mean travel time to work: 19.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Milroy CDP
- Never married: 24.8%
- Now married: 57.1%
- Separated: 1.4%
- Widowed: 10.5%
- Divorced: 6.2%
0.4% Foreign born
Hospitals/medical centers near Milroy:
- LEWISTON HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; LEWISTOWN, PA)
- MEADOWS PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (about 11 miles; CENTRE HALL, PA)
- HEALTHSOUTH NITTANY VALLEY REHAB (about 19 miles; PLEASANT GAP, PA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Milroy:
- UNIVERSITY PARK (about 20 miles; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Abbreviation: UNV)
- WILLIAMSPORT RGNL (about 59 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Abbreviation: IPT)
- ALTOONA-BLAIR COUNTY (about 59 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Abbreviation: AOO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Milroy:
- MIFFLIN COUNTY (about 4 miles; REEDSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: RVL)
- CENTRE AIRPARK (about 8 miles; CENTRE HALL, PA; Abbreviation: N16)
- PENNS CAVE (about 12 miles; CENTRE HALL, PA; Abbreviation: N74)
Amtrak station near Milroy:
- 9 miles: LEWISTON (LEWISTOWN, HELEN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Milroy:
- PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 21 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 38,248)
- LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 32 miles; LOCK HAVEN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,738)
- DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 45 miles; CARLISLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,098)
- SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 46 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
- BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; LEWISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,534)
- PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 55 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,666)
- MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 57 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,761)
Public primary/middle school in Milroy:
- ARMAGH TWP EL SCH (Students: 239; Grades: KG – 05)