Milton, Washington is a small town with just under 8,000 residents. At an average age of just under 39, the town's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Most residents own their homes in Milton, and 39% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,308 a month, exceeding the state average by $101 a month, relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Milton has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Milton: retail, manufacturing, and warehousing. Together, these industries make up 23% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, as 11% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Milton workers bring in an average annual income of just over $84K, about the same as those elsewhere in the state. Milton, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 34 minutes, Milton's commute time is longer than the state average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (46%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not used much. Not many residents commute to work on foot.