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Overview

Introduction to Milan, Tennessee

Milan, Tennessee, in Gibson county, is 21 miles N of Jackson, Tennessee and 90 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is home to some 7,664 residents.

Milan History

The city is named after Milan, Italy. It is also referred to as the "Bullet Town," because of the presence of Milan Arsenal, which manufactured ammunition during World War II. The city experienced rapid development during World War II because of the presence of Milan Arsenal.

Milan and nearby Attractions

  • West Tennessee Agricultural Museum
  • Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum
  • Museum of Magic and History
  • Browning Gordon Museum
  • Oakland Park
  • Maiden Park

Things To Do In Milan

Milan has a number of parks in the vicinity which offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including the Milan City Park, Trostel Field and Rotary Field. The Milan Golf and Country Club provides facilities for local golf golfers. Local celebrations include the Fall Folklore Jamboree.

Milan Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Milan Higher Education

Union University, Jackson State Community College, the University of Tennessee-Martin and Murray State University provide higher education in the area.

People

Total Population 7,817
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,023
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,330
% Above Poverty Level 74.2%
% Below Poverty Level 25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $631
Median House Value $95,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.9%
Irish 8.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Milan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles N of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Gibson
Standard Zip Codes 38358
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.919
Longitude -88.758

Milan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MILAN EXP STN
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.3 inches
Station HUNTINGDON WATER PLANT
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
Station JACKSON MCKELLAR-SPES AP
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 47 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atwood 905 $39,844
Bradford 1,295 $51,316
Medina 3,944 $72,770
Three Way 1,641 $75,481
Trenton 4,188 $30,788
Trezevant 923 $34,519

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Milan Public Libraries

Library
Mildred G. Fields Memorial Library
1075A E. VAN HOOK STREET
Milan, Tennessee
(731) 686-8268
Library Web Site

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Milan Hospitals

MILAN GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
4039 HIGHLAND ST
(731) 686-1591
Emergency Service: Yes

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Milan High Schools

MILAN HIGH SCHOOL
7060 VAN HOOK EAST ST
731-686-0841
Serves 616 students.

Milan Colleges

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