Milford, MA
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Milford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,614 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the 64th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Milford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

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 town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford who work in office and administrative support (14.11%), sales jobs (10.59%), and management occupations (9.89%).

Also of interest is that Milford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Milford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.48% of adults in Milford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2010 was $34,487, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,948 for a family of four. However, Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Milford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 10.16% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milford include Irish, Portuguese, English, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Milford's cultural character, accounting for 15.63% of the town’s population.

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