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Milton, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Milton had a population of 7,385 as of July 1, 2016. Milton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Milton is located at latitude 47.252 and longitude -122.3173 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Milton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 312 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Milton are located in Pierce County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and King County.

The City of Milton (GNIS ID: 2411114) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Milton is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Milton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Milton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,385
Population in Households 7,378
Population in Familes 5,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 2,815
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 3,072
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,969
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,754 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,318 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $265,581
Average Home Value $299,288


Median Household Income $63,533
Average Household Income $79,394
Per Capita Income $32,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.81%
Households 0.46% 0.74%
Families 0.91% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Milton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milton to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 148 77th
Population Density1 # 98 85th
Diversity Index2 # 213 66th
Median Household Income # 202 68th
Per Capita Income # 190 70th

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