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Overview

Introduction to Milan, Illinois

Milan, Illinois, in Rock Island county, is 4 miles S of Davenport, Iowa and 153 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Milan is part of the surrounding Davenport-Moline-Rock Island metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,097
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+2,281
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,967
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,818

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,055
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone44.6%
Median Gross Rent$603
Median House Value$96,000

Ancestry

German22.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.9%
Irish15.3%
English12.3%
Swedish3.5%
French Except Basque3.3%
Polish3.2%
Dutch3.2%
Belgian3.1%
Italian2.9%
Canadian1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Greek1.2%
Swiss0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Serbian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Slovene0.2%
African0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Milan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rock Island County
Standard Zip Codes61264
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.44
Approximate Longitude-90.56

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)

StationMOLINE QUAD CITY AP
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationLE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp41 to 60 F
Jul Temp67 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches
StationGALVA
Distance33.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andalusia1,148$66,250
Coal Valley3,825$77,105
East Moline21,394$53,556
Moline42,805$61,675
Oak Grove562$39,286
Rock Island38,647$56,195

Milan Public Schools

Thomas Jefferson Elem School
1307 4th St W
ZIP: 61264
(309) 793-5985
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
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