Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Milton has best quality of life in state, 9th in South.
Courtesy City of Milton
"On Numbers" ranking due to economics, housing and education
MILTON, Ga., Dec. 14, 2011 - The City of Milton has the highest quality of life in the state and the ninth-best in the southern United States, according to a recent "On Numbers" study.
The study, conducted by Business Journals, the Charlotte, N.C.-based publisher of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey.
"This study affirms the belief many of us have had here in Milton since we incorporated, namely that we have the best quality of life in the state," said Mayor Joe Lockwood. "Now it's substantiated with some pretty powerful numbers, and is not just community pride."
According to the survey, in 2009 Milton had a median household income of $117,608 -- more than double the national median of roughly $50,000. It also had a tremendously low poverty rate for families of only 2.82 percent, far below the national average of 11.1 percent. Of Milton's 2009 estimated population (the first official Census wasn't until 2010), nearly 58 percent held management and professional jobs.
Availability of high-quality housing and education of Milton's populace also factored heavily in the ranking. More than 86 percent of the city's houses were built since 1990, and 40 percent of those had nine or more rooms, which is reflected in the median home value of $466,400. Additionally, more than 81 percent of Milton's population owns their home.
According to the study, more than 96 percent of Milton residents over 25 have a high school diploma, and nearly 66 percent have a bachelor's degree. More than 20 percent have advanced degrees.
For more information on this study, and to see where other cities in Georgia ranked, click here=>
Posted by Accessmilton Admin at Wednesday, December 14, 2011