Milledgeville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 18,575 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Milledgeville is the 51st largest community in Georgia.
Milledgeville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Milledgeville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Milledgeville who work in sales jobs (12.03%), office and administrative support (11.82%), and food service (10.20%).
Milledgeville is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Milledgeville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Milledgeville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.50 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Milledgeville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.51% of adults 25 and older in Milledgeville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Milledgeville in 2010 was $14,048, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,192 for a family of four. Milledgeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.94% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Milledgeville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Milledgeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milledgeville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Milledgeville include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Milledgeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.