Milan is located in Northwestern Tennessee in Gibson County. Today, Milan is home to the West Tennessee Agriculture Museum and Gibson County Lake, as well as the infamous Gibson County Fair. Several events are held in Milan, where residents and visitors can visit farmer’s markets, jamborees, and the annual Christmas parade.
Milan is also a city that is rich with history. This city, along with the other cities in Gibson County, were originally property of the Chickasaw Native American people in the 1800s until it was taken over by white settlers. During that same century, the first log cabin in the area was built, as was the county’s first cotton gin.
As of 2016, Milan was home to 7,792 people. Approximately 73.5% of the population are Caucasian, 22.8% African American, 2.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 2% from two or more races.
The majority of people living in Milan are between the ages 18 and 64 (55.7%), while 26.5% were under the age of 18 and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. Females make up 54.4% of the population, while males make up 45.6%.
At the time of the 2010 Census, there were 3,183 households in Milan. Within those households were 41.5% married couples, 34.5% with children below the age of 18, and 15.7% elderly individuals. According to reports, the average family size was 3.0.
Milan and Drugs
Drugs are just as much of a problem in Milan as they are throughout the rest of the United States, if not more. Tennessee, which sits at number 10 on a list of top 10 states hardest hit by drug overdoses, is no stranger to opioids, cocaine, meth, and marijuana. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22 out of every 100,000 people in Tennessee die from an overdose.
One of the biggest concerns for the people of Milan and Gibson County is opioid abuse, specifically the abuse of heroin and fentanyl. Numbers of prescription opioid addictions are declining, as users are beginning to use heroin and fentanyl instead because it is more affordable and easier to obtain. Fentanyl is currently known for being the most potent of opioids in circulation, as it is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Even abusing a small amount of fentanyl can be deadly. Unfortunately, several dealers in Milan and surrounding areas will combine fentanyl with heroin in order to maintain a larger supply and in turn, make more money. This is extremely dangerous, as users can never be positive about what they are using. Several opioid-related overdoses include fentanyl and those who were unaware that they were using this powerful substance.
Tennessee, including Milan, is also home to several meth labs. Meth, which is a stimulant known as “trash” on the streets because it contains toxic chemicals, is highly addictive and can physically impact one’s appearance and brain and body functions. At any given moment, at least 800 meth labs are up and running in Tennessee, making meth one of the most widely abused substances in Milan and other areas.
Both cocaine and marijuana are also common in Milan, however, are not nearly as popular as opioids and meth.
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