Milford, NJ


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Milford is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,204 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the 464th largest community in New Jersey.

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 New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Milford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Milford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Milford is a borough of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford who work in office and administrative support (16.98%), sales jobs (15.79%), and management occupations (10.36%).

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.

Because of many things, Milford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Milford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Milford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

One downside of living in Milford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Milford, the average commute to work is 32.93 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Milford citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.80% of adults in Milford have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2010 was $40,782, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,128 for a family of four.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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