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 10,523 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Milton is the 213th largest community in Florida.
Milton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Milton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Milton who work in office and administrative support (21.91%), sales jobs (11.23%), and management occupations (8.80%).
A relatively large number of people in Milton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.57% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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.
Being a small city, Milton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Milton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.16% of adults in Milton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Milton in 2018 was $24,480, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,920 for a family of four. However, Milton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Irish, English, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Milton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.