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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.

People

Total Population 9,276
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,912
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,097
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,289
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,386

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,556
% Above Poverty Level 85%
% Below Poverty Level 15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.1%
Median Gross Rent $974
Median House Value $101,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.9%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 12.4%

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

Milton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NE of Pensacola, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 187 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Santa Rosa
Metro Area Pensacola
Standard Zip Codes 32570, 32571, 32583
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32572
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.632
Longitude -87.039

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 WHITING FIELD NAS
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 67.3 inches
Station PENSACOLA RGNL AP
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 64.2 inches
Station CRESTVIEW BOB SIKES AP
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gulf Breeze 6,092 $104,987
Jay 420 $40,833
Pensacola 52,752 $63,046

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

Milton Hospitals

SANTA ROSA MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
6002 BERRYHILL RD
(850) 626-7762
Emergency Service: Yes

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Milton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MILTON HIGH SCHOOL
5445 STEWART STREET
850-983-5600
Serves 1,760 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

EAST MILTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
5156 WAROAD BASIN ROAD
850-983-5620
A Title I School.
Serves 745 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

HOBBS MIDDLE SCHOOL
5317 GLOVER LANE
850-983-5630
A Title I School.
Serves 650 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
6180 CENTRAL SCHOOL ROAD
850-983-5640
Serves 297 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

SANTA ROSA COUNTY ADULT HIGH
5330 BERRYHILL ROAD
850-983-5710
Serves 183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

LEARNING ACADEMY OF SANTA ROSA
5880 N STEWART STREET
850-983-3495
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.7

BERRYHILL COMPLEX
305 BERRYHILL ROAD
850-983-5167
A Special Education School
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.9

MILTON GIRLS JUV. RESIDENTIAL
5770 E MILTON ROAD
850-689-7117
Serves 62 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

LOCKLIN TECHNICAL CENTER
5330 BERRYHILL ROAD
850-983-5700
A Vocational School
Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.6

BLACKWATER STOP CAMP SCHOOL
2451 STOP CAMP ROAD
850-957-6120
Serves 6 students.

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