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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Milton is a town in Florida with a population of 9,564. Milton is in Santa Rosa County. Living in Milton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Milton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Milton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,032
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Milton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    88.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    630
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,171.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Milton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,390
National
$55,322
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Milton Reviews

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My husband and I started vacationing in Milton when we first met, mainly because his mother and step dad live in Milton. I immediately feel in love with the town. There are an abundance of antique shops, a beautiful veteran's memorial down by the Blackwater River, and it is only a 30-45 minute drive to Pensacola Beach or Navarre Beach. Our vacation ended and on our drive home to Indiana, we had only been together for about six months, we decided that we wanted to make Milton our new home. We sold our home in Indiana and moved to Milton. When we moved here we had no idea how big Milton actually was. This place is huge! There are so many places to shop, eat, and worship! The weather is incredible as well. There were only two or three days that it dropped below 40 degrees. The sun seems to be always shining and the people here are so friendly and welcoming.
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Milton is a great little panhandle town -- not quite Florida, not quite Alabama but perfectly in the middle. The downtown area has so much potential but more local businesses need to utilize it. Not bars or anything rowdy but an ice cream shop, restaurants, boutiques, etc. Also the city does NOT offer recycling in 2017 which is unacceptable! Overall a safe place to live, but the lack of city recycling is a disappointment.
Fairly quiet and I wouldn't say there's ever much to do. That said it's a rather stereotypical small southern town, complete with borderline overbearing southern hospitality from any given person and solid novelty foods like fried alligator.