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. Milford has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Milford, where the median household income is $52,576.00.

Unlike some cities, Milford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Milford are a mix 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 (12.51%), office and administrative support (9.42%), and community and social services (6.42%).

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.

The population of Milford overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Milford, 21.91% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2010 was $24,835, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,340 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 13.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milford include Irish, German, English, Haitian, and Italian.

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