Milford, CT
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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.

Unlike some cities, Milford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Milford are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.38%), management occupations (11.26%), and sales jobs (9.95%).

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Milford use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Milford‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Milford are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.59% of adults in Milford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2010 was $40,786, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,144 for a family of four. However, Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Other Asian languages.