Milledgeville, GA


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Milledgeville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 18,931 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Milledgeville is the 51st largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Milledgeville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Milledgeville are a mix 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 food service (12.43%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and sales jobs (8.49%).

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 18.00 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. 18.61% of adults 25 and older in Milledgeville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Milledgeville in 2010 was $13,342, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,368 for a family of four. Milledgeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 46.24% 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 English, German, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Milledgeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.