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Milton, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Milton had a population of 2,994 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Milton is located at latitude 38.7751 and longitude -75.3099 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Milton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Milton (GNIS ID: 2391306) 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.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Milton is located within Milton Division of Sussex 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milton: Broadkill, Clowes, Clows, Conwells Landing, Conwell's Landing, Head of Broadkill, Head of Broadkiln, Osbornes Landing, Osborne's Landing, Sockumtown, Upper Landing.

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


Total Population 2,994
Population in Households 2,985
Population in Familes 2,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,660
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 1,255
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 760
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 806 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 449 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $267,029
Average Home Value $322,174


Median Household Income $50,568
Average Household Income $66,718
Per Capita Income $27,325
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.44% 1.97%
Households 2.12% 1.83%
Families 2.69% 1.8%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milton to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware 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 # 30 62nd
Population Density1 # 26 68th
Diversity Index2 # 39 51st
Median Household Income # 55 30th
Per Capita Income # 38 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.