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 91.91% 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 (20.56%), sales jobs (15.56%), and business and financial occupations (9.38%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Milton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.62% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Milton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Milton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Milton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Milton is a pretty powerful place. 66.81% 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 $54,139, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $216,556 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.

In addition, Milton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.78%).

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