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 53,195 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (12.67%), management occupations (12.45%), and sales jobs (10.82%).
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.
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.
Milford is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.62% of adults in Milford have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Milford in 2018 was $50,037, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $200,148 for a family of four.
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 Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.