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Milan, Missouri
East 2nd Street on the town square with the water tower beyond
East 2nd Street on the town square with the water tower beyond
Location of Milan, Missouri
Location of Milan, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°12′08″N 93°07′28″W / 40.20222°N 93.12444°W / 40.20222; -93.12444Coordinates: 40°12′08″N 93°07′28″W / 40.20222°N 93.12444°W / 40.20222; -93.12444
Country United States
State Missouri
County Sullivan
Area
 • Total 1.78 sq mi (4.62 km2)
 • Land 1.77 sq mi (4.59 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
971 ft (296 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,960
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,775
 • Density 1,001.13/sq mi (386.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63556
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-48062
GNIS feature ID 0722309

Milan is a city in Sullivan County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,960 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Sullivan County. It is pronounced MY-lun.

Geography

Milan Missouri history marker
Historical marker
Sullivan County Missouri courthouse
Sullivan County courthouse in Milan, Missouri

Milan is located at 40°12′6″N 93°7′30″W / 40.20167°N 93.12500°W / 40.20167; -93.12500 (40.201661, -93.125092). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.78 square miles (4.61 km2), of which, 1.77 square miles (4.58 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

History

MIlan was laid out in 1845, and most likely named after Milan, in Italy. A post office called Milan has been in operation since 1847.

Camp Ground Church and Cemetery, Milan Railroad Depot, and Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad Office Building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 319
1880 1,117 250.2%
1890 1,234 10.5%
1900 1,757 42.4%
1910 2,191 24.7%
1920 2,395 9.3%
1930 2,002 −16.4%
1940 2,016 0.7%
1950 1,972 −2.2%
1960 1,670 −15.3%
1970 1,794 7.4%
1980 1,947 8.5%
1990 1,767 −9.2%
2000 1,958 10.8%
2010 1,960 0.1%
2019 (est.) 1,775 −9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,960 people, 746 households, and 462 families living in the city. The population density was 1,107.3 inhabitants per square mile (427.5/km2). There were 845 housing units at an average density of 477.4 per square mile (184.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.7% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 22.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.3% of the population.

There were 746 households, of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 32.9 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Education

Public education in Milan is administered by the Milan C-2 School District.

Milan has a lending library, the Sullivan County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Cal Hubbard – Pro Football Hall of Famer, former MLB umpire and the only person inducted in both the football and baseball Halls of Fame.
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