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Milton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Milton had a population of 6,941 as of July 1, 2016. Milton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Milton is located at latitude 41.0027 and longitude -76.8511 in Northumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Milton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Northumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Borough of Milton (GNIS ID: 1215513) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milton: Mill-town.

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


Total Population 6,941
Population in Households 6,745
Population in Familes 5,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 196
Population Density1 2,023
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 2,926
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,800
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,502 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,424 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $122,910
Average Home Value $143,808


Median Household Income $37,548
Average Household Income $49,854
Per Capita Income $21,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.18%
Households -0.17% -0.14%
Families -0.36% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 164 91st
Population Density1 # 684 61st
Diversity Index2 # 226 87th
Median Household Income # 1500 15th
Per Capita Income # 1421 19th

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