|Motto: "Named best quality of life in Georgia"|
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
|Incorporated||December 1, 2006|
|• Mayor||Joe Lockwood|
|• Total||38.7 sq mi (100.3 km2)|
|• Land||38.5 sq mi (99.8 km2)|
|• Water||.2 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1.3%|
|Elevation||978 ft (298 m)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||30004, 30009|
|Area code(s)||770, 678|
Milton is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the entire unincorporated northwestern part of northern Fulton County. It is a highly affluent community with an average household income within the zip code 30004 of $99,412. According to the 2010 Census, Milton's population is 32,661.
Milton was named because northern Fulton County (generally north of the Chattahoochee River) is almost entirely the former Milton County, which was named after Revolutionary War Hero John Milton (Georgia politician).
A citizens' committee was formed in 2005 to help determine the viability of incorporating unincorporated northwest 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 Sonny Perdue appointed a five-person commission to serve as the interim government of Milton.
Milton adopted the existing county ordinances on December 1.
Milton is centered at  as first officially recognized by the USGS GNIS in December 2006. According to the United States Bureau of the Census the city has an area of 38.7 sq mi (100 km2) including 38.5 sq mi (100 km2) of land and 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) of water, with 98.7 percent of it land and 1.3 percent water. The elevation is about 298 metres (978 ft) AMSL.(34.1321631, -84.3006660),
It is bounded by the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta on the south, and the counties of Forsyth on the east and Cherokee on the north and west. Former communities within Milton's city limits include Birmingham, Field's Cross Roads, and Crabapple. The Arnold Mill is also located on Georgia State Route 140 (Arnold Mill Road).
The city of Milton estimates its area to be about 23,000 acres (93 km²).
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.
The vast majority of Milton is part of the zip code 30004, which has a population of 57,435 and an average household income of $99,412. The extra population is due to the fact that this zip code extends into northern Alpharetta, as well as some of the areas surrounding Milton.
- Mayor: Joe Lockwood
- District 1: Karen C. Thurman
- District 2: Matt Kunz
- District 3: Bill Lusk
- District 4: Burt Hewitt
- District 5: Joe Longoria
- District 6: Rick Mohrig
|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|
Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)
- Alpharetta Elementary School in Alpharetta
- Birmingham Falls Elementary School
- Cogburn Woods Elementary School
- Crabapple Crossing Elementary School
- Manning Oaks Elementary School in Alpharetta
- Mountain Park Elementary School Roswell
- Summit Hill Elementary School
- Sweet Apple Elementary School in Roswell
Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)
- Crabapple Middle School in Roswell
- Elkins Pointe Middle School in Roswell
- Hopewell Middle School
- Northwestern Middle School
High Schools (Grades 9-12)
- Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta
- Milton High School
- Roswell High School in Roswell
- Cambridge High School in Milton
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- "North Fulton Middle Schools." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.
- "North Fulton High Schools." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.