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Encyclopedia > Milan, Illinois

Milan is a village located in Rock Island County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 5,348. Rock Island County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


The village is located near the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa. Before ceasing operations in 2003, Eagle Food Centers was based out of Milan. The I-74 Bridge is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Other U.S. States Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack (D) Official languages English Area 145,743 km² (26th)  - Land 144,701 km²  - Water 1,042 km² (0. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eagle Food Store in Dubuque during the 1965 Floods Eagle Food Centers was a chain of supermarkets that operated in Iowa and Illinois for a number of years. ...

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History

The village is on the Rock River in northwest Illinois, about 4 miles upstream of its outlet to the Mississippi. The village is the site of the south campsites which comprised the Sauk and Fox village of Saukenuk, once the second-largest Native American inhabitation in North America. The current village name, Milan, pronounced "MY-lenn", is in homage to the first name of one of village founder George Camden's sons. It is not related however, to Milan ("Me-LAWN"), Italy.


Originally platted along the right-of-way for the Michigan and Illinois (Hennepin) Canal, in 1837, the village site was called in land speculation papers "Hampton" (not the town in Illinois, approximately 13 miles north-northeast, on the Mississippi River--see Hampton, Illinois for more). "Hampton's" land speculators, George Camden and Franklin Vandruff, sold land along the Rock River, along a north-west flowing creek, which was re-routed north into the Rock's main channel. Along Mill Creek, the industries of wool-carding and (river clamshell) "pearl" button-making helped rename the village by 1841 as Camden Mills. Hampton is a village located in Rock Island County, Illinois. ...


Shortly after 1900, the village by trustee vote renamed the village in honor of George Camden's son as Milan.


The village has "sister cities" in Missouri, Tennessee, and Michigan.


Recently, in 2005, Milan was announced as a future site of a regional Hindu Temple, with an estimated construction cost of $12 million.


Geography

Milan is located at 41°26'47" North, 90°33'56" West (41.446333, -90.565487)1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 15.7 km² (6.1 mi²). 14.3 km² (5.5 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.43% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,348 people, 2,310 households, and 1,457 families residing in the village. The population density is 372.7/km² (965.9/mi²). There are 2,378 housing units at an average density of 165.7/km² (429.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 92.46% White, 4.32% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 2.92% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 2,310 households out of which 28.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% are non-families. 31.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.88. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the village the population is spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.2 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $34,556, and the median income for a family is $43,802. Males have a median income of $31,875 versus $22,747 for females. The per capita income for the village is $17,608. 10.7% of the population and 6.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.9% of those under the age of 18 and 8.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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