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 (12.02%), sales jobs (10.10%), and office and administrative support (10.05%).
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.
One of the benefits of Milledgeville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.46 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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. 17.73% of adults 25 and older in Milledgeville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Milledgeville in 2010 was $13,317, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,268 for a family of four. Milledgeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 46.79% 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 African.
The most common language spoken in Milledgeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.