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Milton, WV
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Milton profile

Living in Milton

Milton is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,767 people and three associated neighborhoods, Milton is the 84th largest community in West Virginia. Milton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Milton, where the median household income is $42,857.00.

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.

Of important note, Milton is also a town of artists. Milton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Milton’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.65% 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.

As is often the case in a small town, Milton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Milton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.20% of adults 25 and older in Milton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Milton in 2018 was $28,014, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,056 for a family of four. However, Milton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Milton include Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and French.

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