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Milton is a city in Rock Countymarker, Wisconsinmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 5,167 at the 2000 census (2008 estimate, 5,667).


The city was formed as a result of the 1967 merger of the villages of Milton and Milton Junction.

Originally named Prairie du Lac, Milton was settled in 1838 by Joseph Goodrich, who built an inn, the Milton Housemarker, at the intersection of two trade routes. The Milton House is today one of the oldest poured grout structures in the United States. A noted abolitionist, Goodrich is believed to have aided fugitive slaves escape to freedom via the underground railroad.


Milton is located at (42.777795, -88.955133) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,132 people, 2,034 households, and 1,383 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,587.8 people per square mile (613.5/km²). There were 2,129 housing units at an average density of 658.7/sq mi (254.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.07% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,034 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,201, and the median income for a family was $52,384. Males had a median income of $39,392 versus $22,866 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,058. About 3.3% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.


Milton is the site of a $70 million ethanol plant built by United Cooperative. A 170-foot (52 m) Cargill grain elevator in Milton is believed to be the tallest building in Rock County. The Crossroads Business Park includes a variety of light and heavy industrial developments.


Milton Schools include Milton High Schoolmarker, Milton Middle School, Northside Intermediate School, Milton East Elementary, Milton West Elementary, Consolidated Elementary, Harmony School, and MECAS.

The former Milton College operated from 1844 to 1982. Milton native, Albert Whitford, a graduate of the college, became a leading astronomer.

The city is increasingly tied to Janesvillemarker, its larger neighbor to the south, and parts of Janesville are now within the Milton School District as that city expands to the north and east. Students that go to Milton may live in several other districts surrounding Milton such as Janesville and Harmony district.

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  1. Milton city, Wisconsin - Population Finder - American FactFinder

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