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Milton is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after a place in England

The latitude of Milton is 42.249N. The longitude is -71.066W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 125 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 26,062.


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Median household income
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$78,985
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Milton demographic reports
Milton is on the Neponset River
Early industrial center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
The most Irish place in America in the ePodunk Irish Index
Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, "The Witches of Eastwick"
Well-known residents have included:
· President George H. W. Bush
· Buckminster Fuller, architect and engineer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Blue Hills Reservation
Historic sites and museums: Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Suffolk Resolves House
Colleges and universities: Curry College, Aquinas College at Milton
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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4% of Milton residents report German ancestry, and 38% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Milton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Milton was $37,138, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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52% of Milton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Milton include Milton Centre Historic District, Railway Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Milton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $723.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,817.


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Libraries in Milton include East Milton Branch Library, Milton Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Milton workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Milton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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