Introduction to Milledgeville, Georgia

Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin county, is 28 miles NE of Macon, Georgia and 81 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city has a population of 18,757.

Milledgeville History

The present day city of Milledgeville was named in the honor of John Milledge, the Georgia Governor. Due to its central location in the beginning of the 19th century, the city was laid as the new capital of Georgia. In fact, the city served as the capital from 1804 to 1868.

Milledgeville and nearby Attractions

  • Lockerly Arboretum
  • Lake Sinclair
  • Central State Hospital Museum
  • Andalusia Farm
  • Old Governor's Mansion
  • Hamburg State Park

Things To Do In Milledgeville

During your stay in Milledgeville, you can visit the Lockerly Arboretum and the Bartram Forest. The Georgia Antebellum Capitol Museum, the Old Governors Mansion, Olive Forge Herb Garden and the Central State Hospital Museum are also worth visiting. You can enjoy boating and fishing on Lake Sinclair. Shopping facilities are offered by the Hatcher Square Mall Shopping Center and the Town and Country Shopping Center.

Milledgeville Transportation

Middle Georgia Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Milledgeville Higher Education

Georgia College and State University and Georgia Military College are both located inside the city.


Total Population 18,971
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,444
Age of the Population 27


% of people married 21.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $37,013
% Above Poverty Level 53.2%
% Below Poverty Level 46.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 38.6%
Median Gross Rent $673
Median House Value $106,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 5.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Milledgeville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NE of Macon, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Baldwin
Standard Zip Codes 31061
P.O. Box Zip Codes 31059
Company Zip Codes 31062
Phone Area Codes 478
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.08
Longitude -83.232

Milledgeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 57 F
Apr Temp 46 to 77 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 77 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station SILOAM 3 N
Distance 38.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 47 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Milledgeville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mville (31061)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deepstep 156 $88,750
Gordon 2,328 $40,000
Gray 3,287 $73,839
Irwinton 703 $43,250
Ivey 930 $52,321
McIntyre 718 $30,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Milledgeville Public Libraries

Twin Lakes Library System
Milledgeville, Georgia
(478) 452-0685
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Milledgeville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(478) 454-3550
Emergency Service: Yes

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Milledgeville High Schools

Serves 1,444 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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