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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,574
Male Share of the Population52.3%
Female Share of the Population47.7%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+2,675
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,237
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$44,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,439

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,688
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.4%
Median Gross Rent$755
Median House Value$133,300

Ancestry

Norwegian12.7%
Irish10.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.9%
English8.4%
Italian5.1%
French Except Basque4.4%
Polish4.1%
Swiss2.6%
Russian2.4%
Scottish1.7%
African1.3%
Canadian1.1%
Iranian1%
Dutch0.9%
Danishn0.6%
Czech0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
German0.2%
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Milton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rock County
Standard Zip Codes53563
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.77
Approximate Longitude-88.94

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)

StationFORT ATKINSON
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationWHITEWATER
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationLAKE MILLS
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cambridge1,179$100,000
Edgerton5,494$72,143
Footville718$56,250
Fort Atkinson12,470$59,418
Janesville63,880$62,110
Whitewater14,840$52,176

Milton Public Libraries

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

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Milton Public Schools

East Elementary
725 Greenman St
ZIP: 53563
(608) 868-9380
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Milton High
114 W High St
ZIP: 53563
(608) 868-9300
High
Total Enrollment 1022
Milton Middle
20 E Madison Ave
ZIP: 53563
(608) 868-9350
Middle
Total Enrollment 525
Northside Intermediate
159 Northside Dr
ZIP: 53563
(608) 868-9280
Middle
Total Enrollment 766
West Elementary
825 W Madison Ave
ZIP: 53563
(608) 868-9230
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
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