Milton City Hall
"Named best quality of life in Georgia"
|Incorporated||December 1, 2006|
|• Mayor||Joe Lockwood|
|• Total||39.2 sq mi (101.4 km2)|
|• Land||38.5 sq mi (99.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1.6%|
|Elevation||978 ft (298 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||848/sq mi (327.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||770, 678|
Milton is an affluent rural-suburban city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created 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 38,924 in 2017.
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.
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 (composed of Ron Wallace, Brandon Beach, Gregory Mishkin, Dan Phalan and Cecil Pruitt ) . Milton adopted the existing county ordinances on December 1, 2006.
Milton occupies the northern tip of Fulton County, and 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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
According to the Census Bureau's 2010 preliminary figures, the population of Milton is 32,661. The city is 76.6% white, 10.4% Asian (6.9% Asian Indian, 1.2% Chinese, 0.6% Korean, 0.4% Filipino, 0.4% Pakistani, 0.2% Vietnamese, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Indonesian, 0.1% Bangladeshi), 9.0% black or African American, 6.0% Hispanic or Latino of any race (2.1% Mexican, 0.8% Puerto Rican, 0.7% Colombian, 0.5% Cuban, 0.3% Venezuelan, 0.3% Peruvian, 0.2% Argentinean, 0.2% Spaniard), and 0.2% Native American.
Milton is one of the wealthiest cities in the state of Georgia with a median household income of $120,595. In 2016, the census tract with the highest median household income in Milton reported a value of $175,994. Approximately 5.5% 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.
|Second||Julie Zahner Bailey||Matt Kunz|
|Fourth||Neal O'Brien||Burt Hewitt|
|Fifth||Tina D'Aversa||Joe Longoria|
|Sixth||Rick Mohrig||Alan Tart||Lance Large|
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