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Milton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Milton Census Designated Place had a population of 27,927 as of July 1, 2017. Milton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Milton is located at latitude 42.2416 and longitude -71.0824 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the Milton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 118 feet.

The Milton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378170) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Milton Census Designated Place is located within Town of Milton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Norfolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Milton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milton: Massachusett, Uncataquisset, Uncataquissett, Unquety.

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Milton, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,927
Daytime Population: Workers 5,230
Daytime Population: Residents 13,607
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,837
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 26,390
Population in Familes 23,055
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,537
Population Density2 2,147
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $116,158
Average Household Income $161,654
Per Capita Income $56,169


Total Housing Units 9,912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,670 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,837 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 405 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $567,509
Average Home Value $639,684


Total Households 9,507
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 6,969
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.47%
Households 0.34% 0.44%
Families 0.27% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Milton, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milton to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 54 78th
Population Density # 75 70th
Diversity Index # 40 84th
Median Household Income # 19 93rd
Per Capita Income # 33 87th

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