Milton, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 27,003.
Population change since 2000: +3.6%
Males: 12,666  (46.9%)
Females: 14,337  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02186.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $125,551 (it was $78,985 in 2000)
Milton:

$125,551
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $59,014 (it was $37,138 in 2000)

Milton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $589,088 (it was $282,100 in 2000)
Milton:

$589,088
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $676,574; detached houses: $703,015; townhouses or other attached units: $354,476; in 2-unit structures: $587,448; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $360,695; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $537,799

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,441.

March 2019 cost of living index in Milton: 138.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.2%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.7% for Black residents, 4.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Milton, MA (2017)
    • 19,52070.4%White alone
    • 4,12214.9%Black alone
    • 2,1687.8%Asian alone
    • 1,3624.9%Hispanic
    • 5291.9%Two or more races
    • 1290.5%Other race alone
    • 140.05%American Indian alone

Races in Milton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Milton, Massachusetts as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Milton is 27,586 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Milton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.6)
2
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
1
(3.6)
3
(10.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(19.4)
12
(45.8)
6
(23.2)
6
(22.8)
7
(26.2)
9
(34.7)
6
(22.1)
5
(18.2)
9
(33.0)
6
(21.9)
7
(25.5)
3
(11.0)
7
(25.5)
2
(7.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(27.1)
13
(49.6)
7
(27.0)
8
(30.4)
8
(29.9)
21
(81.0)
19
(69.9)
23
(83.9)
10
(36.7)
5
(18.2)
7
(25.5)
5
(18.3)
7
(25.5)
7
(25.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
47
(182.3)
29
(110.7)
48
(185.4)
67
(254.8)
43
(160.9)
65
(250.8)
84
(309.2)
90
(328.2)
95
(348.4)
76
(277.3)
43
(156.7)
36
(131.8)
58
(211.5)
23
(83.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
179
(694.3)
205
(782.7)
172
(664.4)
207
(787.1)
198
(741.0)
219
(844.8)
258
(949.6)
181
(660.0)
285
(1,045)
189
(689.7)
194
(706.8)
172
(629.6)
146
(532.5)
29
(104.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(58.2)
12
(45.8)
18
(69.5)
6
(22.8)
10
(37.4)
15
(57.9)
14
(51.5)
7
(25.5)
11
(40.3)
4
(14.6)
11
(40.1)
15
(54.9)
11
(40.1)
8
(28.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)59.566.457.579.372.782.687.373.796.958.455.248.755.028.3

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City-data.com crime index in Milton, MA

Crime rate in Milton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 65 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Massachusetts average:

2.53
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Ancestries: Irish (34.3%), Haitian (6.0%), American (6.0%), Italian (5.3%), English (2.4%), West Indian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1662

Elevation: 130 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,071 people per square mile   (low).

Milton, Massachusetts map

3,887 residents are foreign born (5.5% Latin America, 2.7% Europe, 1.5% Asia).

This place:

14.0%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $7,362 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $7,511 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Quincy, MA (3.6 miles , pop. 88,025).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (4.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (174.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Quincy, MA (1.9 miles ),
Dedham, MA (2.2 miles ),
Boston, MA (2.2 miles ),
Braintree, MA (2.2 miles ),
Braintree Town, MA (2.2 miles ),
Randolph, MA (2.4 miles ),
Brookline, MA (2.5 miles ),
Canton, MA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.25 N, Longitude: 71.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,103 (-25.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,336 (16.3%)

Area codes: 617, 857

Distribution of median household income in Milton, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Milton, MA in 2017
Milton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $266,900
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $299,600
  • 1999: 30 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $254,700
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $306,100
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $268,100
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $344,400
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $262,900
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $322,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $461,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $538,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $501,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $230,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $639,100
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $454,700
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $797,600
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $467,700
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $519,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Milton, MA residents
Average permit cost in Milton, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Milton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.2%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.8%)
  • Educational services (20.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Milton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Lawyers (3.6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.2%)
  • Engineers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (2.4%)

Average climate in Milton, Massachusetts

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Milton, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.237. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.237
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.12. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.12
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Milton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Milton place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Milton-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.6 miles away from Milton center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 203.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 221.3 miles away from Milton center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from Milton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norfolk County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Milton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Milton:

  • BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS HOSPITAL-MILTON INC (Government - Federal, 199 REEDSDALE ROAD)
  • HOSPICE OF THE AFFILIATED COMMUNITY VN (500 GRANITE AVENUE)
  • PRIMARY HOMECARE SPECIALTIES (75 ADAMS STREET, SUITE D)
  • MILTON HEALTH CARE (1200 BRUSH HILL ROAD)

Amtrak stations near Milton:

  • 5 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Milton:

  • Curry College (Full-time enrollment: 2,586; Location: 1071 Blue Hill Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.curry.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Laboure College (Full-time enrollment: 554; Location: 303 Adams Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.laboure.edu/Laboure/About-Us)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Milton:

  • Quincy College (about 4 miles; Quincy, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston (about 5 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 12,625)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (about 6 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,418)
  • MCPHS University (about 6 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 5,491)
  • Northeastern University (about 7 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 27,758)
  • Simmons College (about 7 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,048)
  • Emmanuel College (about 7 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 2,287)

Public high school in Milton:

  • MILTON HIGH (Students: 1,081, Location: 25 GILE ROAD, Grades: PK-12)

Private high school in Milton:

  • MILTON ACADEMY (Students: 997, Location: 170 CENTRE ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Milton:

  • CHARLES S PIERCE MIDDLE (Students: 877, Location: 451 CENTRAL AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
  • GLOVER (Students: 543, Location: 255 CANTON AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)
  • CUNNINGHAM SCHOOL (Students: 440, Location: 44 EDGE HILL RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • COLLICOT (Students: 417, Location: 80 EDGE HILL RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • TUCKER (Students: 366, Location: 187 BLUE HILLS PKWY, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Milton:

  • ST AGATHA SCHOOL (Students: 656, Location: 440 ADAMS ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MARY OF THE HILLS SCHOOL (Students: 358, Location: 250 BROOK RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • THACHER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 244, Location: 1425 BLUE HILL AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • DELPHI ACADEMY (Students: 139, Location: 564 BLUE HILL AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Milton

Library in Milton:

  • MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $935,048; Location: 476 CANTON AVE.; 104,653 books; 20 e-books; 5,525 audio materials; 5,347 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 168 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Milton Academy private 1-12 grades, boarding and commuter Delphi Academy private 1-8 Montessori School private pre k-6
  • Milton Academy private 1-12 grades, boarding and commuter Delphi Academy private 1-8 Montessori School private pre k-6

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Milton: Presidents Golf Course (A), Milton Fire Department Station 2 (B), Milton Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C), Milton Fire Department Station 4 (D), Fontbonne Academy Library (E), Cox Library (F), Forbes House Museum (G), Levin Library (H), Louis R Levin Memorial Library (I), Milton Public Library (J), Museum of American China Trade (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Milton include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Saint Pius X Church (B), Saint Michaels Episcopal Church (C), Saint Mary of the Hills Church (D), Saint Elizabeth Church (E), Saint Agathas Convent (F), Parkway United Methodist Church (G), Mattapan Baptist Church (H), First Parish in Milton Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hebrew Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Hemenway Pond (A), Hillside Pond (B), Houghtons Pond (C), Popes Pond (D), Turners Pond (E), Pine Tree Brook Reservoir (F), Neponset River Reservoir (G), Neponset River Marshes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Unquity Brook (A), Trout Brook (B), Pine Tree Brook (C), Balster Brook (D), Chestnut Run (E), Coon Hollow Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Milton: Lane Playground (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Captain Forbes House Museum (215 Adams Street), Mass Commonwealth - Metropolitan District Comm- Milton- Trailside Mu (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1904 Canton Avenue), Milton Academy Emergency # (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 170 Centre Street).

Birthplace of: Buckminster Fuller - (1895-1983), inventor, George H. W. Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush, Everett P. Pope - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Rich Hill (pitcher) - Baseball player, Barry Wood (American football) - Australian microbiologist, Jenny Slate - Comedian, Keith Yandle - Ice hockey player, Michael Ryan - NHL player (Buffalo Sabres, born: May 16, 1980), Peter Sanderson - Comic critic.

Norfolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Milton and their reported violations in the past:

MILTON WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 26,825, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2008)
TL STORER/GOOSE CAMP (Address: 411 UNQUITY RD , Serves NH, Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
TL STORER/ADAMS/MAIN (Address: 411 UNQUITY RD , Serves NH, Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
JOHNSON PROPERTY MGT LLC (Serves ME, Population served: 28, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.7%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.4%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Milton in 2010:

  • 1,229 people in college/university student housing
  • 137 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 98 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Milton in 2000:

  • 753 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 265 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Milton (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: East Milton Branch at 420 Granite Avenue, branch established on 1986/09/02; Milton Village Branch at 40 Adams Street, branch established on 1905/05/18. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: East Milton Branch at 561 Adams Street, branch established on 1996/08/12. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Milton Branch at 2 Eliot Street, branch established on 1949/05/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Milton:

Marital status in Milton, MA
  • Never married: 34.7%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Milton:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Milton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Milton:

(Milton, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Milton, MA (based on Norfolk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic355,32152
Mainline Protestant33,086115
Other30,59375
Evangelical Protestant11,32389
Orthodox3,5399
None236,988-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 108
Norfolk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
Norfolk County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 103
This county:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
This county:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.4%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

58.0%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Milton:

28.0
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.2%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.5%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Milton:

7.0
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Milton:

34.5%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Milton:

63.2%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Milton, MA Residents

7.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($91,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,409 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  2.01% ($93,487 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  1.26% ($105,279)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.76% ($61,444)


7.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($106,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,548 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.59% ($142,190 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  1.30% ($104,103)
to Plymouth County, MA  1.12% ($73,217)
Businesses in Milton, MA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks1
FedEx5True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Milton:

  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Milton:

  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WUMB-FM (91.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMLN-FM (91.5 FM; MILTON, MA; Owner: CURRY COLLEGE)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Milton:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Milton: Everett Parker Pope.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Milton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.9mTotal length
  • $16,724,000Total costs
  • 303,213Total average daily traffic
  • 36,475Total average daily truck traffic
  • 515,956Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Milton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Milton, MA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Milton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: BEECH S35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2022W , Serial Number: D-7968, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 09/30/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 09/01/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph P Stadelmann, 1164 Truman Hwy, Milton, MA 02186
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2597R , Serial Number: 18258297, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 05/16/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Frederick K Wing, 46 Huntington Rd, Milton, MA 02186
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4537T , Serial Number: 28-7105229, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Brice S Russell, Po Box 570, Milton, MA 02186
  • Aircraft: THURSTON TSC-1A (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 501ME , Serial Number: 11, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1970, Certificate Issue Date: 02/28/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Ne Vayu LLC, 378 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/03/2004, Exported to: South Africa
  • Aircraft: WIEN MATTHEW F VP-2 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 191MW , Serial Number: 001, Certificate Issue Date: 04/14/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew F Wien, 644 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/19/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED65$387,846202$367,5301,115$312,12640$158,8509$293,111
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$312,20013$282,76972$310,7084$242,5001$285,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$358,00028$363,000207$351,60911$146,7274$263,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$401,57130$402,567153$333,3667$231,0004$291,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$271,0008$409,50057$317,9124$193,7501$191,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4161.00 , 4162.00, 4163.00, 4164.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$365,54222$343,9090$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$322,28611$361,7270$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$370,8335$377,4001$413,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$396,0005$381,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$401,0001$401,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4161.00 , 4162.00, 4163.00, 4164.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Milton, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Milton, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 176. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 233 took place in 2007, and the least - 72 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Milton, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (63.6%), and Outside Fires (22.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Milton, MA
    • 1,90463.6%Structure Fires
    • 66022.0%Outside Fires
    • 30010.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1314.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Milton, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Milton, MA
  • 62.7%Utility gas
  • 30.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Milton, MA
  • 43.2%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 19.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood


Milton compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Milton on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 200 householders"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ireland (population 500+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 (02186) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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