Milton, MA
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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 28,388 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Milton is the 69th largest community in Massachusetts. Milton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 92.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Milton is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milton who work in management occupations (15.07%), healthcare (10.16%), and teaching (9.63%).

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 12.73% 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 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.

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 35.37 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.

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. 62.49% 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 $58,520, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,080 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.

Milton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.86%.

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