Milledgeville, Georgia

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Milledgeville, Georgia

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.

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High Points

Milledgeville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

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Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Milledgeville Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 12% Milledgeville Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Milledgeville, Georgia

Comparing Milledgeville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 6
Senior Citizens 3 4
Age of the Population 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 2
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 8
College Educated Adults 4 8
People in Middle Class or Better 2 6
People Above Poverty 1 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 4 6
Working at Home 4 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Housing Recently Built 6 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 8
Low Property Crime 4 6

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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
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Milledgeville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 18,757 100%
Male 11,706 62.4%
Female 7,051 37.6%
Under 18 2,993 16%
18+ 15,764 84%
65+ 2,100 11.2%
Median Age 33
Average Family Size 3.04
White 9,368 49.9%
African-American 8,943 47.7%
Asian 290 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 24 0.1%
Other 37 0.2%
Mixed Race 94 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 231 1.2%

Estimated Milledgeville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 19,397
Growth 640
Growth % 3.4%

Milledgeville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.1%
US/American 14.4%
Irish 6.8%
English 5.9%
German 3.7%
Scottish 2%
African 1.6%
European 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Italian 1.2%
British 0.8%
Welsh 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Egyptian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Milledgeville 18,757 $44,683
Deepstep 132 $51,875
Gordon 2,152 $39,189
Gray 1,811 $46,313
Irwinton 587 $32,188
Ivey 1,100 $41,071
McIntyre 718 $27,321

Milledgeville Public Libraries

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

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Milledgeville Hospitals

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

Wal-mart in Milledgeville

(As of 2006)
2592 No. Columbia St.
(478) 453-0667
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Student/teacher ratio: 14

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