Milton, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Milton, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Milton had a population of 7,806 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Milton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,806
Population in Households 7,799
Population in Familes 6,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 2,976
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $72,637
Average Household Income $87,483
Per Capita Income $35,218


Total Housing Units 3,424 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,839 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,377 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $306,250
Average Home Value $348,654


Total Households 3,216
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,065
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.12% 1.23%
Households 0.91% 1.11%
Families 1.27% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2018 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 # 146 77th
Population Density # 92 85th
Diversity Index # 211 67th
Median Household Income # 197 69th
Per Capita Income # 197 69th

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