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The Town of Milton had a population of 3,452 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Milton is located at latitude 38.7776 and longitude -75.3099 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Milton 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 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.

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, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,452 (100%)
Population in Households 3,443 (99.7%)
Population in Families 2,561 (74.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 1,930
Diversity Index2 50
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,642
Average Household Income $83,814
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $35,135
Wealth Index5 87
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,072 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 427 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $310,526
Average Home Value $379,874
Housing Affordability Index3 129
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,499
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 901
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.64% 2.43%
Households 2.78% 2.57%
Families 3.03% 2.59%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
Owner Occupied HU   3.46%

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, 2021 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 Density # 24 70th
Median Household Income # 38 52nd
Housing Affordability Index # 18 23rd
Per Capita Income # 28 65th
Diversity Index # 44 44th

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