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Milton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Milton had a population of 2,430 as of July 1, 2017. Milton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Milton is located at latitude 38.4351 and longitude -82.1377 in Cabell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Milton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cabell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Town of Milton (GNIS ID: 2391307) 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.

The Town of Milton is located within District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cabell 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milton: Milton-on-the-Mud, Mud River Bridge.

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Milton, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,430
Daytime Population: Workers 1,529
Daytime Population: Residents 1,415
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,944
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 2,430
Population in Familes 1,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,590
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $37,358
Average Household Income $53,031
Per Capita Income $24,393


Total Housing Units 1,242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 644 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 491 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $117,290
Average Home Value $131,949


Total Households 1,135
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 671
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% -0.02%
Households 0.04% -0.04%
Families 0.1% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Milton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milton to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 69 83rd
Population Density # 89 78th
Diversity Index # 227 44th
Median Household Income # 236 42nd
Per Capita Income # 94 77th

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