Milton, GA
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Milton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 39,217 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Milton is the 25th largest community in Georgia. Milton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Milton, where the median household income is $125,096.00.

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 91.29% 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 (20.00%), sales jobs (15.80%), and business and financial occupations (11.68%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

If knowledge is power, Milton is a pretty powerful place. 69.88% of the adults in Milton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Milton in 2010 was $64,690, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $258,760 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Milton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Milton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.62%).

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