Milton, MA

Milton profile

Living in Milton

Milton is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 27,593 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Milton is the 66th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Milton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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

Milton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Milton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milton who work in management occupations (17.39%), teaching (10.32%), and sales jobs (8.93%).

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.

Milton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Milton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Milton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Milton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.54 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Milton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Milton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Milton is a pretty powerful place. 60.98% 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 2018 was $56,473, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,892 for a family of four.

Milton is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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, Italian, English, German, and Haitian.

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