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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,351
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+13,667
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.6%
Median Earnings25+$66,107
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,672

Wealth

Median Family Income$139,596
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation12.3%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,349
Median House Value$513,900

Ancestry

Irish37%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
Italian13%
English8.1%
West Indian6.8%
German5.5%
Haitian3.8%
Polish2.9%
French Except Basque2.9%
Scottish1.8%
Portuguese1.6%
Canadian1.6%
African1.3%
Jamaican1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Russian1.2%
Norwegian1%
Arab0.9%
Dutch0.6%
Greek0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Cape Verdean0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Czech0.3%
US/American0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
British0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Milton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2186
Phone Area Codes617
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.24
Approximate Longitude-71.08

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)

StationBLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationREADING
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookline59,180$142,301
Dedham25,272$115,379
Quincy93,349$82,086
Randolph33,526$79,949

Milton Public Libraries

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

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Milton Hospitals

Milton Hospital
(Non-profit)
199 Reedsdale Road

Milton Public Schools

Tucker
187 Blue Hills Pkwy
ZIP: 2186
(617) 696-4291
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Milton High
25 Gile Road
ZIP: 2186
(617) 696-4470
High
Total Enrollment 997
Cunningham School
44 Edge Hill Rd
ZIP: 2186
(617) 696-4285
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Charles S Pierce Middle
451 Central Avenue
ZIP: 2186
(617) 696-4568
Middle
Total Enrollment 915
Collicot
80 Edge Hill Rd
ZIP: 2186
(617) 696-4282
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Glover
255 Canton Avenue
ZIP: 2186
(617) 696-4288
Primary
Total Enrollment 564

Milton Private Schools

St Agatha School
440 Adams St
ZIP: 2186
Elementary
Total Enrollment 629
Thacher Montessori School
1425 Blue Hill Ave
ZIP: 2186
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
Delphi Academy
564 Blue Hill Ave
ZIP: 2186
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
Carriage House School
777 Randolph Ave
ZIP: 2186
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
St Mary Of The Hills School
250 Brook Rd
ZIP: 2186
Elementary
Total Enrollment 313
The Campbell School
180 Blue Hill Ave
ZIP: 2186
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Milton Academy
170 Centre St
ZIP: 2186
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 997
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