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 11,732 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the eighth largest community in Delaware. Much of the housing stock in Milford was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Milford economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Milford, where the median household income is $47,824.00.

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 (11.73%), office and administrative support (7.50%), and management occupations (6.55%).

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 percentage of people in Milford who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.10% of adults in Milford have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2018 was $26,710, 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 $106,840 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 16.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milford include Irish, Haitian, German, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Milford's cultural character, accounting for 16.14% of the city’s population.

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