Milton is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 417 people and just one neighborhood, Milton is the 381st largest community in Iowa. Milton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Milton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.72% of the Milton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Milton is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milton who work in teaching (9.23%), healthcare suport services (9.23%) and office and administrative support (7.69%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.57% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Milton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Milton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Milton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Milton may be for you.