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Milton, Georgia
Milton City Hall
Milton City Hall
Motto(s): 
"Named best quality of life in Georgia"
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Milton, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Milton, Georgia
Milton, Georgia
Location in Metro Atlanta
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fulton
Incorporated December 1, 2006
Area
 • Total 39.11 sq mi (101.29 km2)
 • Land 38.50 sq mi (99.72 km2)
 • Water 0.60 sq mi (1.56 km2)  1.6%
Elevation
978 ft (298 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 41,296
 • Density 1,072.51/sq mi (414.10/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30004, 30009
Area code(s) 770, 678
FIPS code 13-51670

Milton is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Located about 30 miles due north of Atlanta, Milton is known for its rural and equestrian heritage. The City was incorporated on December 1, 2006, out of the unincorporated northernmost part of northern Fulton County. As of the 2010 census, Milton's population was 32,661, with an estimated population of 39,587 in 2019. Milton is named in honor of the former Milton County, which was named after Revolutionary War hero John Milton. The portion of north Fulton County generally north of the Chattahoochee River comprises most of the territory of the former Milton County.

Incorporation

A citizens' committee was formed in 2005 to help determine the viability of incorporating unincorporated northern Fulton County. After debate, the Georgia State House and Senate approved a bill creating the city of Milton on March 9, 2006. On March 28, Governor Sonny Perdue signed the bill into law. In July 2006, voters approved a ballot referendum on July 18 by more than 86%. On August 4, 2006, Governor Perdue appointed a five-person commission to serve as the interim government of Milton. Milton adopted the existing county ordinances on December 1, 2006.

Geography

Milton occupies the northern tip of Fulton County and is centered at 34°7′56″N 84°18′2″W / 34.13222°N 84.30056°W / 34.13222; -84.30056 (34.1321631, -84.3006660). It is bounded by the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta on the south, Forsyth County on the east, and Cherokee County on the north and west. Former communities within Milton's city limits include Birmingham, Field's Cross Roads, and Crabapple. The Arnold Mill is located on Georgia State Route 140 (Arnold Mill Road). Downtown Atlanta is 31 miles (50 km) to the south.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Milton has a total area of 39.2 square miles (101.4 km2), of which 38.5 square miles (99.8 km2) is land and 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), or 1.59%, is water. The elevation ranges from 950 to 1,280 feet (290 to 390 m) above sea level.

As of April 2007, the US Postal Service recognizes Milton as a valid alias for ZIP code 30004, which is served from the Alpharetta post office.

Major highways

  • Georgia 9.svg State Route 9
  • Georgia 140.svg State Route 140
  • Georgia 400.svg State Route 400
  • Georgia 372.svg State Route 372

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 32,661
U.S. Decennial Census
1883miltoncounty
1883 map of Milton County

2020 census

Milton racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 25,802 62.48%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 3,882 9.4%
Native American 74 0.18%
Asian 6,446 15.61%
Pacific Islander 10 0.02%
Other/Mixed 2,068 5.01%
Hispanic or Latino 3,014 7.3%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 41,296 people, 13,540 households, and 10,366 families residing in the city.

2019 ACS

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (and its 2019 American Community Survey), the population of Milton is 39,587. The city is 73.2% white, 12.9% Asian (8.3% Indian, 2.3% Chinese, 0.3% Filipino, 0.2% Japanese, 1.2% Korean, 0.1% Vietnamese, 0.5% other Asian), 11.3% black or African American, and 5.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race (2.4% Mexican, 1.4% Puerto Rican, 0.5% Cuban, 1.5% "Other Hispanic or Latino"), and 0.1% Native American. Some 28.5% of Milton's population is under 18 years old, while 8.3% is age 65 and over.

Milton is one of the wealthiest cities in the state of Georgia with a median household income of $128,559. Between 2015-2019, 76.4% of people (or an immediate family member) in Milton owned their home; the median value of such housing units was $541,000. Approximately 3.5% of the population lives below the poverty line. The vast majority of Milton is part of the ZIP code 30004, which has an average household income of $99,412.

In terms of education, 96.4% of those age 25 and above are (at least) high school graduates while 70.9% have a bachelor's degree or higher. Some 68.8% of those age 16 and over have jobs, with the mean commuting time for work being 29.5 minutes.

Education

The city is served by Fulton County Schools

Elementary schools (grades K-5):

  • Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton
  • Cogburn Woods Elementary School in Milton
  • Crabapple Crossing Elementary School in Milton
  • Summit Hill Elementary School in Milton

Middle schools (grades 6-8):

  • Hopewell Middle School in Milton
  • Northwestern Middle School in Milton

High schools (grades 9-12):

  • Milton High School in Milton
  • Cambridge High School in Milton

Private schools:

  • Mill Springs Academy
  • King's Ridge Christian School
  • St. Francis Schools (K-12)

Transportation

Major highways

  • Georgia 9.svg State Route 9
  • Georgia 140.svg State Route 140
  • Georgia 400.svg State Route 400
  • Georgia 372.svg State Route 372

Pedestrians and cycling

  • Big Creek Greenway (Proposed)
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