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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Milford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.15%), 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.
Milford is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Milford is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Milford area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The population of Milford is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.