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Milton, West Virginia
Main Street along U.S. Route 60 in Milton in 2007
Main Street along U.S. Route 60 in Milton in 2007
Location of Milton in Cabell County, West Virginia.
Location of Milton in Cabell County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°26′10″N 82°08′00″W / 38.43611°N 82.13333°W / 38.43611; -82.13333
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Cabell
Area
 • Total 2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)
 • Land 1.97 sq mi (5.10 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation
584 ft (178 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,423
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,533
 • Density 1,286.44/sq mi (496.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25541
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-54484
GNIS feature ID 1543433
Website https://www.cityofmiltonwv.com/

Milton is a town in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,423 at the 2010 census.

Milton is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

Geography

Mud River Milton
The Mud River in Milton in 2007

Milton is located at 38°26′10″N 82°08′00″W / 38.435998°N 82.133197°W / 38.435998; -82.133197Coordinates: 38°26′10″N 82°08′00″W / 38.435998°N 82.133197°W / 38.435998; -82.133197 (38.435998, -82.133197), along the Mud River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.58 square miles (4.09 km2), of which, 1.54 square miles (3.99 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 377
1890 548 45.4%
1900 582 6.2%
1910 837 43.8%
1920 1,023 22.2%
1930 1,305 27.6%
1940 1,641 25.7%
1950 1,552 −5.4%
1960 1,714 10.4%
1970 1,597 −6.8%
1980 2,178 36.4%
1990 2,242 2.9%
2000 2,206 −1.6%
2010 2,423 9.8%
2019 (est.) 2,533 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
Mud River Milton
Mud River in Milton, 2007

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,423 people, 1,132 households, and 666 families living in the town. The population density was 1,573.4 inhabitants per square mile (607.5/km2). There were 1,243 housing units at an average density of 807.1 per square mile (311.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 1,132 households, of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the town was 42.2 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

Landmarks

Blenko Glass Visitor Center
The Blenko Glass Visitor Center in 2006

Milton is noted for the historic Mud River Covered Bridge across the nearby Mud River. In 2002, the covered bridge was moved to nearby Pumpkin Park. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The town is also known for Blenko Glass, which is across the street from Pumpkin Park.

The Mountaineer Opry House features bluegrass music on Saturday nights. Milton also has an extensive Flea Market covering a couple of acres (including parking) with both indoor and outdoor stalls.

The former Morris Memorial Hospital for Crippled Children was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

Events

Milton hosts the county fair of Cabell County, West Virginia. Milton is also noted for its annual Pumpkin Festival, held in early October.

Education

Milton is served by the schools of the Cabell County Board of Education. Primary education is given at Milton Elementary, while middle school students attend Milton Middle School. High school students attend Cabell Midland High School, which opened in August 1994 upon the consolidation of Milton High School and Barboursville High School.

Notable people

  • Katie Lee, food critic, former wife of Billy Joel, was raised in Milton.
  • Breece D'J Pancake, short story author, was raised in Milton.
  • Phillip Swann, known professionally as Phil Swann, singer, songwriter, actor, author, playwright, record producer, was raised in Milton.
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