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Overview

Introduction to Milton, Wisconsin

Milton, Wisconsin, in Rock county, is 7 miles NE of Janesville, Wisconsin and 55 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Janesville-Beloit metropolitan area with.

Milton History

The City of Milton was founded after Milton Junction and Milton merged in 1967. The city was originally known as Prairie du Lac, but was renamed in honor of John Milton, the author of "Paradise Lost." In 1838, Joseph Goodrich became the first white man to settle in the area. He built an inn called the Milton House, which stands today as a museum.

Milton and nearby Attractions

  • Milton House Museum
  • Palmer Park
  • Angel Museum
  • Oakridge Golf Course
  • Hoard Historical Museum
  • La Follette County Park

Things To Do In Milton

The Milton House Museum provides insight into the area’s history. Local parks include the Hilltop Park, the Goodrich Park, Central Park, Liberty Park, North Park and La Mar Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Oakridge Golf Course. The Viking County Park, Aztalan State Park, Lake Kegonsa State Park and La Follette County Park are all accessible from Milton as well.

Milton Transportation

Dane County Regional Airport is nearby.

Milton Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Madison Area Technical College and Rock Valley College.

People

Total Population 5,572
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,719
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,830
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $740
Median House Value $129,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 11.4%

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

Milton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Janesville, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Rock
Metro Area Janesville - Beloit
Standard Zip Codes 53563
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.775
Longitude -88.943

Milton 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 FORT ATKINSON
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station WHITEWATER
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station LAKE MILLS
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cambridge 1,298 $94,583
Edgerton 5,484 $75,194
Footville 646 $54,375
Fort Atkinson 12,447 $62,212
Janesville 63,799 $60,921

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

Milton Public Libraries

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Milton Public Library
"430 E. HIGH ST., #100"
Milton, Wisconsin
(608) 868-7462

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Milton High Schools

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MILTON HI
114 W HIGH ST
608-868-9300
Serves 974 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

NORTHSIDE INTERMEDIATE
159 NORTHSIDE DR
608-868-9280
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 693 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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