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Miltonvale, Kansas
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
KDOT map of Cloud County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cloud
Founded 1881
Incorporated 1883
Named for Milton Tootle
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,375 ft (419 m)
 • Total 440
 • Density 579/sq mi (223.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-46950
GNIS ID 476158

Miltonvale is a city in Cloud County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 440.


Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Cloud County
1915 Railroad Map of Cloud County

Miltonvale was founded on December 1, 1881. The town had its start by the building of a narrow gauge railway through the neighborhood. It was named for Milton Tootle, a landowner.

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through TBD to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Santa Fe".

From 1909 to 1972, it was the home of Miltonvale Wesleyan College.


Miltonvale is located at 39°20′55″N 97°27′12″W / 39.34861°N 97.45333°W / 39.34861; -97.45333 (39.348587, -97.453211). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Miltonvale has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 591
1900 396 −33.0%
1910 829 109.3%
1920 821 −1.0%
1930 814 −0.9%
1940 800 −1.7%
1950 911 13.9%
1960 814 −10.6%
1970 718 −11.8%
1980 588 −18.1%
1990 484 −17.7%
2000 523 8.1%
2010 539 3.1%
2020 440 −18.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 539 people, 219 households, and 136 families living in the city. The population density was 709.2 inhabitants per square mile (273.8/km2). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 344.7 per square mile (133.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 219 households, of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.


The community is served by Southern Cloud USD 334 public school district.

The Miltonvale Pirates won the Kansas State High School class 1A volleyball championship in 1978.

Former home to Miltonvale Wesleyan College from 1909 to 1972.

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