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Milton is an affluent rural-suburban city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the unincorporated northernmost part of northern Fulton County. As of the 2010 census, Milton's population was 32,661, with an estimated population of 38,924 in 2017.
Milton is named in honor of the former Milton County, which was named after Revolutionary War hero John Milton. The portion of north Fulton County generally north of the Chattahoochee River comprises most of the territory of the former Milton County.
According to the Census Bureau's 2010 preliminary figures, the population of Milton is 32,661.
Milton is one of the wealthiest cities in the state of Georgia with a median household income of $125,096. In 2017, the census tract with the highest median household income in Milton reported a value of $193,419. Approximately 4.9% of the population lives below the poverty line. The vast majority of Milton is part of the ZIP code 30004, which has an average household income of $99,412.