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 53,120 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the 18th largest community in Connecticut.
Milford is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.04% 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 (15.30%), management occupations (12.73%), and sales jobs (9.59%).
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.
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 education level of Milford ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Milford, 41.01% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Milford in 2010 was $43,408, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,632 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 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.