Milford, DE
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Milford is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 10,979 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the eighth largest community in Delaware.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford who work in sales jobs (11.54%), office and administrative support (10.62%), and healthcare (6.37%).

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.

Even though Milford is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Milford are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.12% of adults in Milford having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2010 was $23,896, which is lower middle income relative to Delaware, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,584 for a family of four. However, Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Milford is an extremely 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 Black or African-American. Milford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milford include English, German, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.