Milledgeville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 18,704 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Milledgeville is the 51st largest community in Georgia.
Milledgeville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Milledgeville is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milledgeville who work in food service (12.95%), sales jobs (11.27%), and teaching (10.96%).
Milledgeville is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Milledgeville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Milledgeville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Milledgeville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.81% of the adults in Milledgeville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Milledgeville in 2018 was $15,928, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,712 for a family of four. However, Milledgeville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Milledgeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Milledgeville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Milledgeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milledgeville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Milledgeville include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Milledgeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.