Milton, Pennsylvania

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Milton is a borough in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River, 50 miles (80 km) north of Harrisburg. Settled in 1770, it was incorporated in 1817, and is governed by a charter that was revised in 1890. Formerly, its extensive manufacturing plants included car and woodworking machinery shops, rolling, flour, knitting, planing, and saw mills; washer, nut, and bolt works; and furniture, shoe, couch, nail, fly net, bamboo novelty, and paper-box factories. In 1900, 6,175 people lived in Milton. In 1940, 8,313 people lived here. The population was 6,650 at the 2000 census.



Milton is located at 41°1′3″N 76°51′3″W / 41.0175°N 76.85083°W / 41.0175; -76.85083 (41.017413, -76.850758).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (7.73%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,650 people, 2,762 households, and 1,748 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,922.6 people per square mile (742.1/km²). There were 3,000 housing units at an average density of 867.3/sq mi (334.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.81% White, 2.38% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.17% of the population.

There were 2,762 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89.

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