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Welcome to Milton ...

Milton is located in Strafford County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Milton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1818.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Milton has a population of 4,637 people<2> (see below for details).

Milton is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Milton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Milton is within the boundaries of the (603) area code.

The ZIP code for Milton: 03851<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Milton had an population of 4,637 people. This is an increase of 0.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Milton had a population of 4,598 people. This makes Milton the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Milton represents 0.35% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,598 people, the population of Milton increased 17.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,910 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Milton.

Communities Also Named Milton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 67 communities that are also named Milton - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (6), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska (2), Nevada, New Jersey, New York (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Milton.

Communities near Milton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Milton.

  • Dover
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Strafford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,443 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover <5>
  • Rochester
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Sanford
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
    • Sanford is located in York County (ME)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,253 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford <5>
  • Durham
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
    • Durham is located in Strafford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,441 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham <5>
  • Somersworth
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersworth
    • Somersworth is located in Strafford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
    • Former names for Somersworth:
    • Great Falls
    • Summersworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth <5>
  • Barrington
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Waterboro
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterboro
    • Waterboro is located in York County (ME)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,007 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterboro <5>
  • Berwick
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • South Berwick
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Berwick have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Berwick
    • South Berwick is located in York County (ME)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,613 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Berwick <5>
  • Farmington
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Milton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Milton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Milton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Milton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Milton. See our Newspapers Page for Milton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Milton ...

Looking for more information about Milton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Milton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Milton.

Adding Milton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Milton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Milton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Milton post office opened in 1818.

We also found Milton in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Milton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Milton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Strafford County: www.co.strafford.nh.us/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Strafford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Milton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Milton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Milton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Milton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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