Introduction to Milan, Illinois

Milan, Illinois, in Rock Island county, is 4 miles S of Davenport, Iowa and 153 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Davenport-Moline-Rock Island metro area, Milan is home to some 5,348 residents.

Milan History

The land that Milan sits on today was initially the second-largest Native American settlement in North America. The area was platted in 1837 and was originally known as Hampton. In 1841, the village was renamed Camden Hills following the nearby establishment of pearl button-making and wool-carding industries.

Milan and nearby Attractions

  • Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science
  • Wildcat Den State Park
  • Rock Island Arsenal Museum
  • Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
  • Family Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Oquawka State Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Milan

The Snakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Prophetstown State Recreation Area, Delabar State Park, the Morrison-Rockwood State Park, the Bickelhaupt Arboretum and the Big River State Forest are some of the popular local parks and recreational sites. Local historic sites include the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Toolesboro Mounds, Black Hawk, the Sandburg House and the Bishop Hill State Historic Site. Scott County Park and the Wildcat Den State Park feature nature trails and offer facilities for camping and picnicking.

Milan Transportation

Quad City International is the nearest major airport.

Milan Higher Education

Augustana College, Saint Ambrose University and Black Hawk College are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 5,122
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,360
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 43%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,914
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,423


Median Family Income $53,152
% Above Poverty Level 84.1%
% Below Poverty Level 15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 40.5%
Median Gross Rent $591
Median House Value $91,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 15.8%

Milan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Rock Island
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
Standard Zip Codes 61264
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.453
Longitude -90.571

Milan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station LE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 41 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Station GALVA
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andalusia 1,471 $70,329
Coal Valley 3,692 $81,607
East Moline 21,294 $51,151
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