Milton, GA
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Milton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 37,547 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Milton is the 25th largest community in Georgia.

Milton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Georgia, but Milton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Milton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Milton is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milton who work in management occupations (19.47%), sales jobs (16.70%), and business and financial occupations (9.79%).

Also of interest is that Milton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Milton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Milton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Milton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Milton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Milton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.52% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Milton in 2010 was $53,875, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,500 for a family of four.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Milton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.63%.

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