Milton, Washington

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Milton, Washington
Nickname(s): 
Mill Town
Location of Milton, Washington
Location of Milton, Washington
Coordinates: 47°14′54″N 122°19′3″W / 47.24833°N 122.31750°W / 47.24833; -122.31750Coordinates: 47°14′54″N 122°19′3″W / 47.24833°N 122.31750°W / 47.24833; -122.31750
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountiesPierce, King
Area
 • Total2.55 sq mi (6.60 km2)
 • Land2.51 sq mi (6.50 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
305 ft (93 m)
Population
 • Total6,968
 • Estimate 
(2015)[3]
7,670
 • Density2,776.1/sq mi (1,071.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98354
Area code(s)253
FIPS code53-46020
GNIS feature ID1512467[4]
Websitewww.cityofmilton.net

Milton is a city in King and Pierce counties in the State of Washington. The population was 6,968 at the 2010 census. Milton borders the larger, newer town of Edgewood.

Geography[edit]

Milton is located at 47°14′54″N 122°19′3″W / 47.24833°N 122.31750°W / 47.24833; -122.31750 (47.248208, -122.317376).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.55 square miles (6.60 km2), of which, 2.51 square miles (6.50 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Surrounding cities[edit]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 F (22 C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Milton has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910448
19204848.0%
193055915.5%
194067120.0%
19501,374104.8%
19602,21861.4%
19702,60717.5%
19803,16221.3%
19904,99558.0%
20005,79516.0%
20106,96820.2%
Est. 20167,970[7]14.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2015 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,968 people, 2,901 households, and 1,834 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,776.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,071.9/km2). There were 3,081 housing units at an average density of 1,227.5 per square mile (473.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.9% White, 3.1% African American, 1.2% Native American, 5.1% Asian, 0.8% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.4% of the population.

There were 2,901 households of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,795 people, 2,390 households, and 1,563 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,291.3 people per square mile (884.4/km²). There were 2,503 housing units at an average density of 989.7 per square mile (382.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.34% White, 1.14% African American, 1.17% Native American, 2.83% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 3.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population.

There were 2,390 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 91.5 men.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,166, and the median income for a family was $64,105. Males had a median income of $41,508 versus $30,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,400. About 4.8% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "Milton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Milton, Washington
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 25, 2013.

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