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 11,075 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 $52,576.00.

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 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%).

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 citizens of Milford are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.91% of adults in Milford having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.