Milton, Georgia

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Milton, Georgia
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 is located in Metro Atlanta
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
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 32,661
 • Density 848/sq mi (327.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 30004, 30009
Area code(s) 770, 678

Milton is a city and suburb in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the entire unincorporated northernmost part of northern Fulton County. It is an affluent community, with an average household income within the ZIP code 30004 of $99,412.[1] As of the 2010 census, Milton's population was 32,661,[2] with an estimated population of 36,662 in 2014.[3]

Milton is named in honor of the former Milton County, which was named after Revolutionary War hero John Milton.[4] 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. Milton adopted the existing county ordinances on December 1, 2006.


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).[5] 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.[6] 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[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 32,661
Est. 2015 37,547 [7] 15.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

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 an average household income of $99,412.[9]

1883 map of Milton County



  • 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


The city is served by Fulton County Schools[10]

Elementary schools (grades K-5):[11]

  • 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):[12]

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

High schools (grades 9-12):[13]

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

Private schools:

  • Mill Springs Academy
  • King's Ridge Christian School
  • St. Francis High School


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