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Milton, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Milton had a population of 5,581 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milton: Grainfield.

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Milton, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,581
Daytime Population: Workers 1,876
Daytime Population: Residents 2,661
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,537
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 5,575
Population in Familes 4,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,566
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $57,066
Average Household Income $67,079
Per Capita Income $26,704


Total Housing Units 2,400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,493 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 768 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $166,772
Average Home Value $193,101


Total Households 2,261
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,553
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.17%
Households 0.18% 0.22%
Families 0.49% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2017 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 # 135 83rd
Population Density # 112 86th
Diversity Index # 365 53rd
Median Household Income # 310 60th
Per Capita Income # 412 47th

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