Miltonvale, Kansas

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Miltonvale, Kansas
City
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
KDOT map of Cloud County (legend)
KDOT map of Cloud County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°20′55″N 97°27′12″W / 39.34861°N 97.45333°W / 39.34861; -97.45333Coordinates: 39°20′55″N 97°27′12″W / 39.34861°N 97.45333°W / 39.34861; -97.45333
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cloud
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,371 ft (418 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 539
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 515
 • Density 710/sq mi (270/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67466
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-46950 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0476158 [5]
Website miltonvaleks.com

Miltonvale is a city in Cloud County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 539.[6]

History[edit]

1915 Railroad Map of Cloud County

Miltonvale was founded on December 1, 1881.[7] The town had its start by the building of a narrow gauge railway through the neighborhood.[8] It was named for Milton Tootle, a landowner.[9][10]

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through TBD to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Santa Fe".

From 1909 to 1972, it was the home of Miltonvale Wesleyan College.

Geography[edit]

Miltonvale is located at 39°20′55″N 97°27′12″W / 39.34861°N 97.45333°W / 39.34861; -97.45333 (39.348587, -97.453211).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Miltonvale has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 591
1900 396 −33.0%
1910 829 109.3%
1920 821 −1.0%
1930 814 −0.9%
1940 800 −1.7%
1950 911 13.9%
1960 814 −10.6%
1970 718 −11.8%
1980 588 −18.1%
1990 484 −17.7%
2000 523 8.1%
2010 539 3.1%
Est. 2015 515 [3] −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 539 people, 219 households, and 136 families residing in the city. The population density was 709.2 inhabitants per square mile (273.8/km2). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 344.7 per square mile (133.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 219 households of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 523 people, 223 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 681.0 people per square mile (262.2/km²). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 346.3 per square mile (133.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.47% White, 0.19% African American, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 223 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,828, and the median income for a family was $32,750. Males had a median income of $24,500 versus $14,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,710. About 6.1% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Miltonvale is a part of USD 334 Southern Cloud Glasco|Miltonvale Schools.[13]

The Miltonvale Pirates won the Kansas State High School class 1A volleyball championship in 1978.[14]

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