Milton is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 9,628 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Milton is the 213th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Milton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Milton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milton who work in office and administrative support (25.11%), sales jobs (11.78%), and teaching (11.43%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Milton, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Milton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The population of Milton overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Milton, 21.96% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Milton in 2010 was $19,539, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,156 for a family of four.
Milton is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Milton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.