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Milo, Iowa
Streetside in Milo
Streetside in Milo
Location of Milo, Iowa
Location of Milo, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°17′18″N 93°26′24″W / 41.28833°N 93.44000°W / 41.28833; -93.44000Coordinates: 41°17′18″N 93°26′24″W / 41.28833°N 93.44000°W / 41.28833; -93.44000
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Warren
Area
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
971 ft (296 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 778
 • Density 1,283.4/sq mi (495.54/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50166
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-52455
GNIS feature ID 0459118

Milo is a city in Warren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 778 at the time of the 2020 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Milo had its start in the year 1878 by the building of the railroad through that territory.

Geography

Milo is located at 41°17′18″N 93°26′24″W / 41.28833°N 93.44000°W / 41.28833; -93.44000 (41.288213, -93.440001).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 100 —    
1890 318 +218.0%
1900 585 +84.0%
1910 519 −11.3%
1920 560 +7.9%
1930 542 −3.2%
1940 528 −2.6%
1950 525 −0.6%
1960 468 −10.9%
1970 561 +19.9%
1980 778 +38.7%
1990 864 +11.1%
2000 839 −2.9%
2010 775 −7.6%
2020 778 +0.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 775 people, 300 households, and 217 families living in the city. The population density was 1,250.0 inhabitants per square mile (482.6/km2). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 527.4 per square mile (203.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 300 households, of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.7% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 37 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

Education

Southeast Warren Community School District, which serves the municipality, was formed in 1959 as a consolidation of area schools. It operates SE Warren Elementary in Milo, SE Warren Intermediate in Lacona, and SE Warren Junior-Senior High in Liberty Center.

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