Milton, Iowa

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Milton, Iowa
City
Location of Milton, Iowa
Location of Milton, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°40′23″N 92°9′42″W / 40.67306°N 92.16167°W / 40.67306; -92.16167Coordinates: 40°40′23″N 92°9′42″W / 40.67306°N 92.16167°W / 40.67306; -92.16167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Van Buren
Area[1]
 • Total 2.51 sq mi (6.50 km2)
 • Land 2.51 sq mi (6.50 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 443
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 413
 • Density 176/sq mi (68.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 52570
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-52500
GNIS feature ID 0459120

Milton is a city in Van Buren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 443 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Milton was laid out in 1851. In 1872, Milton experienced growth when the Burlington and Southwestern Railway was built through it.[4] The town was founded by settlers from Milton, Delaware.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Milton is located at 40°40′23″N 92°9′42″W / 40.67306°N 92.16167°W / 40.67306; -92.16167 (40.673056, -92.161681).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.51 square miles (6.50 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880412—    
1890643+56.1%
1900849+32.0%
1910913+7.5%
1920845−7.4%
1930771−8.8%
1940809+4.9%
1950719−11.1%
1960609−15.3%
1970567−6.9%
1980567+0.0%
1990506−10.8%
2000550+8.7%
2010443−19.5%
2016413−6.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 443 people, 169 households, and 114 families residing in the city. The population density was 176.5 inhabitants per square mile (68.1/km2). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 81.3 per square mile (31.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 169 households of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the city was 34.1 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 550 people, 216 households, and 149 families residing in the city. The population density was 219.6 people per square mile (84.9/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 97.0 per square mile (37.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.27% White, 0.18% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.36% Pacific Islander, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 216 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,938, and the median income for a family was $32,708. Males had a median income of $25,735 versus $16,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,696. About 8.0% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The community is served by the Van Buren Community School District.[8] In 2018 the Van Buren district voted to merge with the Harmony Community School District.[9]

Milton was previously in the Fox Valley Community School District. Initially the district had two schools: Cantril Elementary School in Cantril and Fox Valley Jr./Sr. High School in Milton,[10] although after Fox Valley grade-sharing arrangement with Wayne Schools in which it sent secondary students to Van Buren Junior/Senior High School in Keosauqua, the former high school closed, and the elementary and district headquarters moved to Milton.[11] The Fox Valley school district consolidated into the Van Buren district effective July 1, 2004.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ The History of Van Buren County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 498.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "VAN BUREN." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Niehaus, Michaele (2018-02-06). "Van Buren, Harmony to merge". The Hawk Eye. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  10. ^ "Fox Valley Community School District." Southern Prairie Area Education Agency 15. May 10, 1997. Retrieved on June 20, 2018. "Administrative Offices Cantril, Iowa 52542"
  11. ^ "Fox Valley Community School District." Southern Prairie Area Education Agency 15. June 21, 2003. Retrieved on June 20, 2018. "Administrative Offices 202 North Union Milton, Iowa 52570 "
  12. ^ Tillis, Vicki (2003-11-26). "Van Buren, Fox Valley voters approve merger Districts will reorganize into one". Cutbank Pioneer Press. Retrieved 2018-06-20.