Milford, DE

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Living in Milford

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 11,353 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the eighth largest community in Delaware. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Milford, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Milford, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Milford’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Milford does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $49,602.00.

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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford who work in sales jobs (11.56%), office and administrative support (7.76%), and management occupations (7.56%).

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The citizens of Milford are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.59% of adults in Milford having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2018 was $26,445, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,780 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 19.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milford include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Haitian.

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