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. Milton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
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.
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 town’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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the nice things about Milton is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Milton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Milton, the average commute to work is 34.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Milton is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Milton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
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.