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Overview

Introduction to Milton, Massachusetts

Milton, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 3 miles W of Quincy, Massachusetts and 7 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts . The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boston metropolitan area. Milton contains a population of approximately 26,062.

Milton History

Milton, located between Neponset River and the Blue Hills, was initially a part of Dorchester. The English settlers traveled to Milton in 1620 and began the process of settlement. They permanently settled in the town in 1634. During this time, the community was an agricultural community. They grew barley, Indian corn and rye in Milton.

Milton and nearby Attractions

  • Presidents Golf Course
  • Forbes House Museum
  • Louis R. Levin Memorial Library
  • Captain Forbes House Museum
  • Lane Playground
  • Museum of American China Trade

Things To Do In Milton

Milton offers a wide range of attractions for residents and tourists. You can check out the interesting Captain Forbes House Museum in the city. The museum of American China Trade, Milton Public Library and the Forbes House Museum are attractive places for the culturally inclined.

Milton Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major Airport.

Milton Higher Education

University Of Massachusetts-Boston offers higher education facilities.

People

Total Population 27,204
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 13,348
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 51%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.6%
Median Earnings25+ $65,292
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,707
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,175

Wealth

Median Family Income $136,117
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 11.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,299
Median House Value $497,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
US/American 0.4%
English 9.1%
Irish 37.8%

Milton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Quincy, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02186
Phone Area Codes 617
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.249
Longitude -71.066

Milton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station READING
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East Milton (02186)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookline 59,016 $144,904
Dedham 25,111 $108,946
Quincy 92,920 $75,887
Randolph 33,135 $72,784

Milton Public Libraries

Library
Milton Public Library
476 CANTON AVE.
Milton, Massachusetts
(617) 698-5757
Library Web Site

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Milton Hospitals

MILTON HOSPITAL INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
92 HIGHLAND STREET
(617) 696-4600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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