Milford is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 52,087 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the 18th largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Milford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Milford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Milford is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford who work in office and administrative support (15.15%), management occupations (11.85%), and sales jobs (10.73%).
Also of interest is that Milford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the nice things about Milford is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Milford is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Milford, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Milford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.95% of adults in Milford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Milford in 2010 was $40,503, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,012 for a family of four. However, Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Milford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Milford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Milford include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.