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Milton, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Milton had a population of 5,525 as of July 1, 2016. Milton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Milton is located at latitude 42.7763 and longitude -88.9505 in Rock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Milton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 889 feet.

The City of Milton (GNIS ID: 1583722) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Milton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milton: Grainfield.

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Milton, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,525
Population in Households 5,519
Population in Familes 4,498
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,551
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,242
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,543
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,508 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 734 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $158,377
Average Home Value $183,665


Median Household Income $53,422
Average Household Income $63,571
Per Capita Income $25,332
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% 0.09%
Households 0.08% 0.18%
Families 0.46% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Milton, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milton to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 136 83rd
Population Density1 # 114 85th
Diversity Index2 # 362 53rd
Median Household Income # 312 60th
Per Capita Income # 406 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.