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Welcome to Milton ...

The city of Milton is located on Puget Sound.

Milton is primarily located in Pierce County<1>. A portion of Milton extends into King County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Milton has a population of 8,224 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Milton.

The community of Milton is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Milton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Milton is located in the (253) area code.

The ZIP code for Milton: 98354<4>

Websites for Milton ...

Official Website: www.cityofmilton.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Milton had an population of 8,224 people. This is an increase of 18.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Milton had a population of 6,968 people. This makes Milton the county's 26th most populous community.

The population of Milton represents 0.1% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 98th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,968 people, the population of Milton increased 20.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,795 people).

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

Communities Also Named Milton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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 Hampshire, 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), 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.

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Milton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Milton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Renton [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
    • Renton [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Milton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Milton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Milton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Milton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>
    • SeaTac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for SeaTac
      • SeaTac [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Milton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<6>
    • Maple Valley [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Valley
      • Maple Valley [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Milton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Valley<6>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney Lake
      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Milton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<6>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Milton was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Milton on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Milton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Milton: www.cityofmilton.net/

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, 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 city (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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Milton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Milton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MiltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2526, Longitude: -122.3094    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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