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Overview

Introduction to Milton, States

Milton, Florida, in Santa Rosa county, is 18 miles NE of Pensacola, Florida (center to center) and 187 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city benefits from easy access to nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Pensacola metropolitan area. 

Milton History

The city of Milton, formerly known as Scratch Ankle, due to its propensity to grow briars, was also known as Milltown, because it had the greatest mill in the area. The community, officially incorporated in 1844, was also called "Scottman’s Anchorage" because of the lumber barges that used to traverse the Blackwater River. The community is the county seat of Santa Rosa County, which was established in 1842 and named after Santa Rosa Island, Florida.

Milton and Nearby Attractions

  • Historic Pensacola Village.
  • Blackwater River State Park.
  • National Museum of Naval Aviation.
  • Henderson Beach State Park.
  • Pensacola Historical Museum.
  • Perdido Key State Park.

Things To Do In Milton

The city has numerous parks such as the Blackwater River State Park, the Henderson Beach State Park, the Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park and the Perdido Key State Park, all of which offer ample recreational opportunities. Gateway Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination and there are also several golf courses such as the Tanglewood Golf and Country Club, the Champion Golf Club and the Marcus Pointe Golf Club. One may plan a day-trip to the West Florida Railroad Museum, the Arcadia Sawmill and the Arcadia Cotton Mill as well as the Robert Lee Norton House. Santa Rosa County Fair is an annual event hosted by the city of Milton during April.

Milton Transportation

Air transportation is available at the Pensacola Regional Airport.

Milton Higher Education

Faith Bible College is the local higher educational institution. Other nearby institutions include Pensacola Junior College, The University of South Alabama and The University of South Florida.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,462
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+3,989
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,837
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,607
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,640

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,581
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$999
Median House Value$107,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.9%
Irish13.3%
German12.2%
English10.5%
French Except Basque7.5%
Italian3.4%
Polish2.1%
Dutch2.1%
Canadian1.6%
Swedish1.1%
West Indian1%
Australian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Russian0.1%
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Milton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Rosa County
Standard Zip Codes32570, 32583, 32571
P.O. Box Zip Codes32572
Phone Area Codes850
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.63
Approximate Longitude-87.04

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)

StationWHITING FIELD NAS
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip67.3 inches
StationPENSACOLA RGNL AP
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip64.2 inches
StationCRESTVIEW BOB SIKES AP
Distance32.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gulf Breeze6,205$111,910
Jay399$50,000
Pensacola53,250$63,253

Milton Public Libraries

Santa Rosa County Library System
6275 DOGWOOD DR
Milton, Florida
(850) 981-7323

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Milton Hospitals

West Florida Community Care Center
(Non-profit)
5500 Stewart St
(850) 983-5500
Santa Rosa Medical Center
(Proprietary)
6002 Berryhill Rd
(850) 626-7762

Milton Public Schools

Berryhill Administrative Complex
6751 Berryhill St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5167
Other
Total Enrollment 51
Berryhill Elementary School
4900 Berryhill Rd
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5690
Primary
Total Enrollment 814
Capstone Academy Milton Charter School
5308 Stewart St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-2551
Primary
Total Enrollment 18
Central School
6180 Central School Rd
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5640
Other
Total Enrollment 556
Hobbs Middle School
5317 Glover Ln
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5630
Middle
Total Enrollment 664
Learning Academy Of Santa Rosa
5880 Stewart St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-3495
Other
Total Enrollment 133
Locklin Technical Center
5330 Berryhill Rd
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5715
High
Total Enrollment 5
Martin Luther King Middle School
5928 Stewart St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5660
Middle
Total Enrollment 615
Milton High School
5445 Stewart St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1772
Santa Rosa Adult School
5330 Berryhill Rd
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5710
High
Total Enrollment 159
Santa Rosa Online Virtual Instruction Program
6751 Berryhill St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 981-7860
Other
Total Enrollment 33
Santa Rosa Virtual Franchise
6751 Berryhill St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 981-7860
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Santa Rosa Virtual Instruction Course Offerings
5330 Berryhill Rd
ZIP: 32570
(850) 981-7860
Other
Santa Rosa Youth Academy
6751 Berryhill St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5065
T. R. Jackson Prek Center
4950 Susan St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5720
Primary
Total Enrollment 187
W. H. Rhodes Elementary School
5563 Byrom St
ZIP: 32570
(850) 983-5670
Primary
Total Enrollment 864
Avalon Middle School
5445 King Arthurs Way
ZIP: 32583
(850) 983-5540
Middle
Total Enrollment 745
Bagdad Elementary School
4512 Forsyth St
ZIP: 32583
(850) 983-5680
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Bennett C Russell Elementary School
3740 Excalibur Way
ZIP: 32583
(850) 983-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
East Milton Elementary School
5156 Ward Basin Rd
ZIP: 32583
(850) 983-5620
Other
Total Enrollment 748
Milton Girls Juv. Residential
5770 E Milton Rd
ZIP: 32583
(850) 689-7117
Milton Youth Academy
5770 E Milton Rd
ZIP: 32583
(239) 261-2532
Other

Milton Private Schools

Santa Rosa Christian School
6331 Chestnut St
ZIP: 32570
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 199
West Florida Baptist Academy
5621 Highway 90
ZIP: 32583
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 235
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