Milan, New Hampshire

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Milan (pronounced /ˈmaɪlən/ MYE-lən) is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,331 at the 2000 census. The 2009 population was estimated to be 1,378.[1] It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The city's name is pronounced differently from the English name for the Italian city of the same name: Listen. Neighboring Berlin also shares a similarly distinct pronunciation from its European namesake.



Originally named Paulsburg in 1771 after Paul Wentworth, the town was incorporated on December 16, 1824. In that year, Governor Levi Woodbury authorized a name change to Milan, in honor of Milan Harris.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 62.3 square miles (161 km2), of which 61.7 sq mi (160 km2) is land and 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) (0.84%) is water. The highest point is the summit of Deer Ridge, at 2,808 feet (856 m) above sea level.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,331 people, 532 households, and 388 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.6 people per square mile (8.3/km²). There were 756 housing units at an average density of 12.2/sq mi (4.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.95% White, 0.08% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races.

There were 532 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.92.

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