Milledgeville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 18,614 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Milledgeville is the 51st largest community in Georgia.
Milledgeville real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Milledgeville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Milledgeville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Milledgeville is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milledgeville who work in sales jobs (12.60%), food service (10.33%), and teaching (9.91%).
Also of interest is that Milledgeville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Milledgeville is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Milledgeville to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
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 17.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Milledgeville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.78% of adults 25 and older in Milledgeville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Milledgeville in 2010 was $15,168, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,672 for a family of four. However, Milledgeville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Milledgeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.25% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. 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.