Milton is a very small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 3,012 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Milton is the 21st largest community in Delaware. Milton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Milton, where the median household income is $57,754.00.
Milton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Milton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milton who work in management occupations (15.15%), teaching (14.74%), and office and administrative support (12.38%).
Also of interest is that Milton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.94% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The education level of Milton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.20% of adults in Milton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Milton in 2018 was $42,016, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,064 for a family of four. However, Milton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Milton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Milton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Milton include Irish, German, English, Polish, and Swiss.
The most common language spoken in Milton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.