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 10,252 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the eighth largest community in Delaware.

Milford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (10.96%), sales jobs (10.77%), and management occupations (8.41%).

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.

The education level of Milford citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.06% of adults 25 and older in Milford have a college degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2010 was $25,084, which is middle income relative to Delaware, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,336 for a family of four. However, Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Milford is a very 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 14.47% 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.