Milton, Georgia

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Milton, Georgia
City
Milton High School
Milton High School
Motto: "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 of Milton in Metro Atlanta
Coordinates: 34°07′56″N 84°18′02″W / 34.1321631°N 84.3006660°W / 34.1321631; -84.3006660Coordinates: 34°07′56″N 84°18′02″W / 34.1321631°N 84.3006660°W / 34.1321631; -84.3006660
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fulton
Incorporated December 1, 2006
Government
 • Mayor Joe Lockwood
Area
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 32,661
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 30004, 30009
Area code(s) 770, 678
Website Milton, Georgia

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.[1] According to the 2010 Census, Milton's population is 32,661.[2]

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).[3]

Incorporation[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

Milton 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),[4] 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.

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).

As of April 2007, the USPS (per www.usps.gov) recognizes Milton as a valid alias for ZIP code 30004, which is served from the Alpharetta post office.

The city of Milton estimates its area to be about 23,000 acres (93 km²).

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

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.[2]

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.[1] 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.

1883 map of Milton County

Government[edit]

Officials[edit]

  • 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

Council history[edit]

City Council Timeline
District 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
First Karen Thurman
Second Julie Zahner Bailey Matt Kunz
Third Bill Lusk
Fourth Neal O'Brien Burt Hewitt
Fifth Tina D’Aversa Joe Longoria
Sixth Rick Mohrig Alan Tart Lance Large

Education[edit]

The city is served by Fulton County Schools[5]

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)[6]

  • 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)[7]

High Schools (Grades 9-12)[8]

References[edit]

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