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Milan, Indiana
Town
Town of Milan
Milan's historic Masonic lodge building
Milan's historic Masonic lodge building
Location of Milan in the state of Indiana
Location of Milan in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ripley
Townships Franklin, Washington
Area
 • Total 1.98 sq mi (5.13 km2)
 • Land 1.95 sq mi (5.05 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,899
 • Estimate (2012) 1,878
 • Density 973.8/sq mi (376.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47031
Area code 812 & 930
FIPS code 18-49266
GNIS feature ID 439132
Website http://www.milan-in-gov.net/

Milan /ˈmlən/ is a town in Franklin and Washington townships, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,899 at the 2010 census.

Milan High School won the Indiana state basketball championship against Muncie Central High School in 1954, the victory being significant as Milan was one of the smallest towns to win a state championship in the United States at that time. The Melrose Iowa High Boys basketball team went undefeated in 1937 and won the unified state title. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose,_Iowa Melrose had a population of about 450 at the time. The 1986 film Hoosiers is based on the story of the 1954 Milan Team.

While it is often claimed that Milan is the subject of a volume of poetry entitled "Pop. 359" written in 1941 by Carl Wilson under the pseudonym of Tramp Starr, that book is actually about the nearby town of Moores Hill.

History

Milan was laid out in 1854 when the railroad was extended to that point. The town, like its predecessor Old Milan, was named after Milan, in Italy.

Milan, Indiana
Photo from Small Town Indiana photo survey.

Milan Masonic Lodge No. 31 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

Geography

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According to the 2010 census, Milan has a total area of 1.98 square miles (5.13 km2), of which 1.95 square miles (5.05 km2) (or 98.48%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) (or 1.52%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 106
1890 318 200.0%
1900 422 32.7%
1910 557 32.0%
1920 718 28.9%
1930 877 22.1%
1940 1,000 14.0%
1950 1,014 1.4%
1960 1,174 15.8%
1970 1,260 7.3%
1980 1,566 24.3%
1990 1,529 −2.4%
2000 1,816 18.8%
2010 1,899 4.6%
Est. 2015 1,886 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,899 people, 706 households, and 476 families residing in the town. The population density was 973.8 inhabitants per square mile (376.0/km2). There were 795 housing units at an average density of 407.7 per square mile (157.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 706 households of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 36.7 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,816 people, 693 households, and 460 families residing in the town. The population density was 955.2 people per square mile (369.0/km²). There were 768 housing units at an average density of 404.0 per square mile (156.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.51% White, 0.22% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 693 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,066, and the median income for a family was $41,435. Males had a median income of $31,512 versus $22,244 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,191. About 7.9% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.


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