Living In Milton

Milton, adjacent to Blackwater River, is the county seat of Santa Rosa County. The City of Milton is among the oldest cities in Florida, incorporated in 1844. Today, Milton is known as the Canoe Capital of Florida and the home of Whiting Field.

                                      MILTON DASHBOARD

            Recent data gathered by the Studer Community Institute

Rent-burdened households
Milton:  33.4% in 2016; Down 9.5% from 2010
Santa Rosa County:  45.2% in 2016; Down 4.7% in 2010
State rate is 57.4%
Note: The rule of thumb for affordable housing is to cost no more than 30% of monthly income. In 2016, 33.4% of renters in Milton spent more than that on housing, compared with 57.4% for the state. It is worth noting that 27.1% of families in owner-occupied residences also spent more than 30% of monthly income on housing.


Single-parent households
Milton:  33.6% in 2016; Up 1.6% in 2010
Santa Rosa County:  25.6% in 2016; Up 0.3% from 2010
State rate is 36.5%

Child Care Cost
Milton: 30% of monthly income in 2016; Remains unchanged from previous year
Santa Rosa County: 36% of monthly income in 2016; Remains unchanged from previous year
State rate is 56%

Labor force participation
Milton: 60% in 2016; Up 4% from 2010
Santa Rosa County: 59.2% in 2016; Down 3.9% from 2010
State rate is 58.8%

Middle class households
Milton: 69% in 2016; Up 7.7% from 2010
Santa Rosa County: 67.2% in 2016; Down 0.5% from 2010
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College graduates
Milton: 24% in 2016; Up 2.7% from 2010
Santa Rosa County: 26.8%; Up 3.1% from 2010
State rate 27.8%
Note: 30% of Milton residents have an associate's degree or have had some college but did not graduate.
Another 31% have a high school diploma or GED.

Median Income
Milton: $52,439 in 2016; Up 29% from 2010
Santa Rosa County: $60,652 in 2016; Up 10% from 2010
State median income for 2016 was $48,900
Note: Median income is the middle point in a given income range, meaning half of the people make more than the median and half make less. In 2016 in Milton, the median was $52,439, up from $40,648 in 2010.

Population
Milton: 9,462 in 2016; Up 8.7% in 2010
Santa Rosa County: 163,903 in 2016; Up 7.1% from 2010
Note: Data shows Milton's population has been steadily growing since 2000. Some of that is likely fed by Santa Rosa County's status as one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. In 2000, Milton's population was 7,045.

Crime Rate
Milton 2016: 2,171 per 100k residents in 2016; Down 54% from 2010
Santa Rosa County 2016: 1,303.5 per 100k residents in 2016; Down 19.4% from 2010
Note: The crime rate measures the total number of crimes, both violent and property crimes, reported annually per 100,000 citizens. Data shows the crime rate has been on the decline since 2000 in both Milton and Santa Rosa County.


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