Area: 13.3 sq miles (34.45 km²)
Population: 26,062 (2000)
Milton lies within the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority district. Fixed-route service includes the Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line, a light rail extension of the Red Line. Milton has 4 stops: Milton, Central Avenue, Valley Road, and Capen Street.
Milton is the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and architect Buckminster Fuller. Milton also has the highest percentage of residents per capita citing Irish heritage of any town in the United States; 38%. In 2007, 2009, and 2011, Money Magazine listed Milton 7th, 5th, and 2nd, respectively, on its annual list of the "Best Places to Live" in the United States.
George H. W. Bush, 41st president of the United States.
Abigail Johnson, President of Fidelity Investments.
Jordan Knight, singer New Kids on the Block.
T. S. Eliot, poet, student at Milton Academy.