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Milford - Terril, IA

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Overview


Milford - Terril is a very small town located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,582 people and just one neighborhood, Milford - Terril is the 143rd largest community in Iowa.

Milford - Terril real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Milford - Terril house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Milford - Terril is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Milford - Terril is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford - Terril who work in sales jobs (16.77%), management occupations (9.95%), and healthcare (8.55%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.56% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Milford - Terril is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Milford - Terril’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Milford - Terril spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Milford - Terril is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The citizens of Milford - Terril are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.81% of adults in Milford - Terril having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Milford - Terril in 2022 was $37,112, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,448 for a family of four. However, Milford - Terril contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Milford - Terril home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milford - Terril residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Milford - Terril include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Milford - Terril, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you are planning to retire in Iowa, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Iowa, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.2% of neighborhoods in IA. If a Iowa retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 42.9% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 7.2% have Norwegian ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Milford - Terril are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 3.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 68.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 34.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 31.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.8%), and 11.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Milford - Terril, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (42.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.5%), and residents who report English roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (7.2%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (75.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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