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Milton, Washington
Nickname(s): 
Mill Town
Location of Milton, Washington
Location of Milton, Washington
Coordinates: 47°14′54″N 122°19′3″W / 47.24833°N 122.31750°W / 47.24833; -122.31750Coordinates: 47°14′54″N 122°19′3″W / 47.24833°N 122.31750°W / 47.24833; -122.31750
Country United States
State Washington
Counties Pierce, King
Area
 • Total 2.82 sq mi (7.30 km2)
 • Land 2.78 sq mi (7.20 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
305 ft (93 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,968
 • Estimate 
(2019)
8,299
 • Density 2,985.25/sq mi (1,152.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98354
Area code(s) 253
FIPS code 53-46020
GNIS feature ID 1512467
Website www.cityofmilton.net

Milton is a city in King and Pierce counties in the U.S. state of Washington. The population was 6,968 at the time of the 2010 census. Milton borders the larger but newer town of Edgewood.

Geography

Milton is located at 47°14′54″N 122°19′3″W / 47.24833°N 122.31750°W / 47.24833; -122.31750 (47.248208, -122.317376).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.55 square miles (6.60 km2), of which, 2.51 square miles (6.50 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Surrounding cities

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 F (22 C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Milton has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 448
1920 484 8.0%
1930 559 15.5%
1940 671 20.0%
1950 1,374 104.8%
1960 2,218 61.4%
1970 2,607 17.5%
1980 3,162 21.3%
1990 4,995 58.0%
2000 5,795 16.0%
2010 6,968 20.2%
2019 (est.) 8,299 19.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,968 people, 2,901 households, and 1,834 families living in the city. The population density was 2,776.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,071.9/km2). There were 3,081 housing units at an average density of 1,227.5 per square mile (473.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.9% White, 3.1% African American, 1.2% Native American, 5.1% Asian, 0.8% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.4% of the population.

There were 2,901 households, of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Notable people

  • Katrina Asay, state legislator
  • Kenneth Simmons, state legislator and local politician
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