Milan, Michigan

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Milan is a city in Monroe and Washtenaw counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,775 at the 2000 census. About 60% of the city's area and 75% of its residents are located on the Washtenaw County side adjacent to York Township in Washtenaw County; while 40% percent of the city's area and 25% of its residents are located on the Monroe County side adjacent to Milan Township.

The city was founded in 1831 by John Marvin, who named it Tolanville after his son-in-law. Both Marvin and Tolan still have streets named for them, but the town was later renamed after the famous city of Milan in Italy. Milan was a village until 1967, when it was incorporated as a city.

The city's name is pronounced differently from the English name for the Italian city of the same name: pronounced /ˈmaɪlən/ listen.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (3.45%) is water. Milan is located 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Ann Arbor and 37 miles (60 km) northwest of Toledo.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,775 people, 1,923 households, and 1,271 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,127.4 per square mile (823.1/km²). There were 1,999 housing units at an average density of 890.6/sq mi (344.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.30% White, 1.74% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.72% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.50% of the population.

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