Millvale, Pennsylvania

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Millvale (pronounced by some as "Mill-ville") is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the Allegheny River, opposite Pittsburgh. In the past, it had iron manufactures, saw works, stone works, lumber mills, breweries, etc. In 1900, the number of people residing here totaled 6,736; in 1910, 7,861;, and in 1940, 7,811. The population was 4,028 at the 2000 census.



Until 1952 the borough was served by the 3 Millvale trolley operated by Pittsburgh Railways.[1]


Millvale is located at 40°28′59″N 79°58′25″W / 40.48306°N 79.97361°W / 40.48306; -79.97361 (40.482968, -79.973725).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (9.72%) is water.

Millvale is located at the confluence of Girtys Run and the Allegheny River. Much of the borough is on a flood plain and has been subjected to extensive flooding at many times during its history.

Surrounding neighborhoods

Pittsburgh, Reserve Township, and Shaler Township.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,028 people, 1,839 households, and 959 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,187.1 people per square mile (2,392.6/km²). There were 2,085 housing units at an average density of 3,202.6/sq mi (1,238.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.00% White, 0.97% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

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