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 12,272 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 $47,849.00.
A relatively large number of people in Milford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.79% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.26% of adults in Milford have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Milford in 2018 was $28,911, 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 $115,644 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 15.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milford include Irish, German, Haitian, English, and Italian.
In addition, Milford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.66%).
The most common language spoken in Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.