Milan is a village in
County, Illinois, United States.
The population was 5,257 at the 2000
village is located near the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa.
Before ceasing operations in 2003, Eagle Food Centers
was based out of
The village is on the Rock
in northwest Illinois, about 4 miles upstream of its
outlet to the Mississippi. The village is the site of the south
campsites which comprised the Sauk and Fox village of Saukenuk, once the
second-largest Native American inhabitation in North
platted along the right-of-way for the Hennepin Canal, in 1837, the village site was called in land
speculation papers "Hampton" (not the town in Illinois,
approximately 13 miles north-northeast, on the Mississippi
"Hampton's" land speculators, George Camden and
Franklin Vandruff, sold land along the Rock River, along a
north-west flowing creek, which was re-routed north into the Rock's
main channel. Along Mill Creek, the industries of wool-carding and
(river clamshell) "pearl" button-making helped rename the village
by 1841 as Camden Mills.
The village has "sister cities" in Missouri, Tennessee, and
Milan is located at (41.446333, -90.565487) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the village has a total area of
6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), of which, 5.5 square
miles (14.3 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles
(1.3 km²) of it (8.43%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 5,348
people, 2,310 households, and 1,457 families residing in the
village. The population density
was 965.9 people per square mile (372.7/km²). There were 2,378
housing units at an average density of 429.5/sq mi
(165.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92.46% White
, 4.32% African American
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 1.08% from
, and 1.42%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.92% of the
There were 2,310 households out of which 28.5% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples
living together, 13.3% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families.
31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.3% under the
age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45
to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $34,556, and
the median income for a family was $43,802. Males had a median
income of $31,875 versus $22,747 for females. The per capita income
for the village was
$17,608. About 6.2% of families and 10.7% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 13.9%
of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.