Milton, Georgia

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Milton, Georgia
Milton City Hall
Milton City Hall
"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
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedDecember 1, 2006
 • MayorJoe Lockwood
 • Total39.11 sq mi (101.29 km2)
 • Land38.49 sq mi (99.69 km2)
 • Water0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)  1.6%
978 ft (298 m)
 • Total32,661
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,028.45/sq mi (397.08/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30004, 30009
Area code(s)770, 678
FIPS code13-51670

Milton is a 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,[3] with an estimated population of 39,587 in 2019.[4]

Milton is named in honor of the former Milton County, which was named after Revolutionary War hero John Milton.[5] 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 [6]) . 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.[7] 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.


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Pedestrians and cycling[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)39,587[2]21.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1883 map of Milton County

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.[3]

Milton is one of the wealthiest cities in the state of Georgia[10] with a median household income of $125,096.[11] In 2017, the census tract with the highest median household income in Milton reported a value of $193,419.[12] Approximately 4.9% of the population lives below the poverty line.[11] The vast majority of Milton is part of the ZIP code 30004, which has an average household income of $99,412.[13]



  • Mayor: Joe Lockwood
  • District 1/Post 1: Peyton Jamison (Mayor Pro Tem)
  • District 1/Post 2: Carol Cookerly
  • District 2/Post 1: Laura Bentley
  • District 2/Post 2: Matt Kunz
  • District 3/Post 1: Joe Longoria
  • District 3/Post 2: 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[14]

Elementary schools (grades K-5):[15]

  • 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):[16]

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

High schools (grades 9-12):[17]

Private schools:


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". Retrieved 2017-08-27.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "About Milton | City of Milton, GA". Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  6. ^ "Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue - Governor Perdue Announces Johns Creek and Milton Appointments". Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Milton city, Georgia". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "Big Creek Greenway Connection Concept Study - City of Milton, GA".
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Ranking: N. Fulton city is the richest in Georgia". ajc. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  11. ^ a b "QuickFacts - Milton, GA". Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  12. ^ "Data USA - Milton, GA". Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  13. ^ "Communities in Zip Code 30004". Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  14. ^ "About Fulton." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.
  15. ^ "North Fulton Elementary Schools Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.
  16. ^ "North Fulton Middle Schools Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.
  17. ^ "North Fulton High Schools Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine." Fulton County School System. Accessed April 17, 2010.

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