Milford is a somewhat small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 6,520 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the 161st largest community in Michigan.
Milford real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Milford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Milford is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Milford is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford who work in sales jobs (15.11%), management occupations (13.54%), and office and administrative support (10.02%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.08% 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.
In addition, Milford is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Milford 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 village’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’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Milford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small village, Milford does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Milford is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.37% of adults in Milford have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Milford in 2018 was $45,043, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,172 for a family of four. However, Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Milford include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.