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Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Juniata
Settled 1790
Incorporated 1833
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
469 ft (143 m)
 • Total 936
 • Density 6,184.9/sq mi (2,374.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s) 717 Exchange: 436
Website Mifflintown Borough website

Mifflintown is a borough in and the county seat of Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 936 at the 2010 census.


Mifflintown is located at 40°34′15″N 77°23′44″W / 40.57083°N 77.39556°W / 40.57083; -77.39556 (40.570728, -77.395488).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 485
1860 767 58.1%
1870 857 11.7%
1880 842 −1.8%
1890 877 4.2%
1900 953 8.7%
1910 954 0.1%
1920 1,083 13.5%
1930 1,027 −5.2%
1940 1,097 6.8%
1950 1,013 −7.7%
1960 887 −12.4%
1970 828 −6.7%
1980 783 −5.4%
1990 866 10.6%
2000 861 −0.6%
2010 936 8.7%
Est. 2015 926 −1.1%

As of the census of 2000, there were 861 people, 372 households, and 210 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,184.9 people per square mile (2,374.5/km²). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 2,837.4 per square mile (1,089.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.96% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 3.72% Pacific Islander, 1.39% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.71% of the population.

There were 372 households, out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $33,594. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $20,125 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,394. About 10.7% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 17.0% of those age 65 or over.

There is a large Amish and Mennonite population around the borough.


As the county seat of Juniata County, Mifflintown serves as the county's center of business and government. Given the borough's small size, as well as the county's small population, the presence of business and government remain limited. The Mifflintown borough boundaries limit the size of the community, meaning that retail and business functions necessarily spill over onto land of bordering municipalities.

Nevertheless, Mifflintown serves as the corporate headquarters of both The Juniata Valley Bank and First National Bank of Mifflintown. Empire Kosher Poultry, the nation's largest producer of kosher poultry, has both its headquarters and processing facility in adjoining Fermanagh Township.

Land surrounding Mifflintown serves as Juniata County's retail center as well, hosting Weis Markets, Family Dollar, Dollar General ,and numerous smaller shops, gas stations, restaurants, including Sheetz, Sals OIP, Zimmie's Diner, and Mifflintown Mart.


Mifflintown, Pennsylvania birdseye map by Fowler (1895). loc call no g3824m-pm008027
Illustrated map of Mifflintown in 1895

Pennsylvania Route 35, a southwest-northeast highway that serves as Juniata County's principal arterial highway running in that direction, forms the main street of Mifflintown. It intersects the former mainline of US routes 22 and 322, which was moved in the early 1970s to a four-lane bypass lying east of the town. The former Pennsylvania Railroad mainline tracks, now owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway, lie across the Juniata River in the adjoining town of Mifflin.

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